XDCAM - UDF card backup by Rafael Valdeavellano 3 weeks ago Hello everybody, We recently switched to XDCAM (bought a Sony PMW-200). I was doing some tests before we embarked on a trip, but being new to the workflow, hope you can help me with a couple of doubts
Re: XDCAM - UDF card backup by Robin Probyn 2 weeks ago I would advise USB 3 or TB drives.. USB2 is very slow with 50 mbps UDF files.. this will further upset your DP.. actually I think most DP,s do their own down loading unless there is a data wrangler ..
Shooting with EX1 at 25FPS? by Greg Ball 3 months ago We're shooting some interviews for a client in the UK. We're a US based company. They want it shot at 25FPS to match the interviews that they shot in the UK. Can this be done with the EX1 If so, do I
Re: Shooting with EX1 at 25FPS? by Robin Probyn 3 months ago Do you have the camera with you.. or down load a manual.. see if there is any where in the menu to change from NTSC to PAL.. UK is 50Hz so PAL wont give you any flicker at 25p... any decent pro monito
Question for Ian by Robin Probyn 3 months ago Hi Ian.. The Sony Micro site,(which says up dated July 2012).. doesnt have the newest SXS UDF driver for mac. although its been out for a while and I down loaded it from another Sony site you posted a
Arri Lo caster by Robin Probyn 3 months ago After some research and forum reading I took the advise of some on this forum and bought the 2 light Lo caster kit and a couple of batteries.. love the lights.. very good buy..and although small is si
Sony F55 by Viktor Kamenický 4 months ago Feature tour of the F55. http: vimeo.com 57655614#at=0 "You never want to get to get a call from the editing room" Art Adams
Re: Sony F55 by Robin Probyn 4 months ago are these guys in the camera game.. tell me its was shot by one of them,s 10 yr old kid.. nice to share info.. but that is embarrassingly bad
Lighting for Two Camera Angles Interview by Megan Dye 5 months ago Hello! In the relatively near future I will be shooting some interviews that will later be chroma keyed out. The client would like a 2 camera set up; 1 camera facing the standard front of the talent a
Unlock all clips in XDCAM Browser by Óscar Cristóbal 6 months ago First of all, greetings to everyone: So here's my problem; I've a Sony XDCAM HD F335, and I use XDCAM Browser to copy clips to a hard drive with CRC check. The problem is that all files imported are l
Re: Unlock all clips in XDCAM Browser by Robin Probyn 5 months ago Are your disc,s locked when you are down loading.. with my type 1 SXS cards.. if i down load with the write record tab on.. all the files are locked in Browser.. pull the tab and they are all unlocked
Adobe Premiere CS5. MP4 or UDF MXF by Robin Probyn 5 months ago Hi Sorry not an editor.. but a question anyway.. I have a Sony PMW500 that can shoot XDCAM EX MP4 or XDCAM HD 422 UDF MXF files. Some editors have had trouble getting the files into FCP.. I think most
Re: Adobe Premiere CS5. MP4 or UDF MXF by Tom Daigon 3 months ago It would be wise just to do a test rather then take someones word for it. Ive seen issues with XDcam but there are so many variants I cant say if you would have the same experience. Best to test. Tom
locked files by Robin Probyn 5 months ago Not quite a FCP question.. but no answer on the XDCAM forum.. Using MBP 17inch exp card slot down loading 35 GB SXS type 1 (orange ones ) via XDCAM browser,and now Content browser.. if I down load a c
Create a full reflection over glasses? by jeremy freeds 6 months ago The end result I need to create: http: tvtropes.org pmwiki pmwiki.php Main ScaryShinyGlasses The glared out glasses you see in a lot of animes. I am running lighting for a film shoot and the director
Re: Create a full reflection over glasses? by Robin Probyn 6 months ago If its a "front on" shot it would be pretty hard to do with lighting only.. its a big soft light that will light the face for sure.. I would shoot the face just off totally side on.. just be able to s
When good lighting is bad by Tom Prigge 9 months ago There was recently a mention that this board had been dead lately and needed a little livening up. When is good lighting bad I often see lighting in interviews that are over the top dramatic. A single
Re: When good lighting is bad by Robin Probyn 9 months ago Re the original post.. But then by this logic.. oh heres a boring corp shoot interview with head of sales.. just bang a camera light on him to suit the content.. Why not have a nice soft 3 4 light and
HDX900 for sale by Robin Probyn 9 months ago Excellent condition HDX900E Operation 1,180 Drum 590 Threading 11,622 With Viewfinder ,Kata camera glove,Chroszail plate for support rods (not included) $8,000 Thanks
XDCAM browser NANO Flasf MXF files issues by Joe Biscotti 10 months ago Oh Learned Cow, I just upgraded to XDcam Browser v2.1 for win and I can't read files made by a nano flash. The Flash is recording MXF 1080i 59.94 Long Goop. My problem is XDCAM browser does NOT see th
HMI equivelent to my tugsten kit by Mike Jeffs 11 months ago I'm am not a Lighting Desinger and I don't pretent to be. I have gotten pretty good at lighting indoor Interview set ups. But we now find our selfs looking at doing a job that involves shooting agains
Re: HMI equivelent to my tugsten kit by Robin Probyn 11 months ago Sorry a bit off topic.. but I have found with this set up.. a tight- ish framed shot.. even with the exposures set right will always look a bit fake.. could just be the unconscious .. everyone has see
Lighting kit for Interview by diyana tahir 1 year ago What are the recommended lighting kit to get this quality of video interview shooting http: www.youtube.com watch v=LjVBM5y2BzM Thank you www.diyanatahir.com
64GB card won't mount MBP by Robin Probyn 1 year ago Sorry this isn't strictly Alexa question .But as both UDF and SXS I thought I,d ask.. cards shot UDF from Sony PMW500 won't mount on two MBP,s 10.6.8 and express card MBP 10.7.3.But 32GB does mount,so
Eggcrates by Harry Bromley-Davenport 1 year ago Hi there - I own three 2k Ianiro Blondes with barn doors and I'm looking for a better way to control them, so I'm looking into Egg Crates Grids. B&H sell a 1" grid and a 2" grid (about $100 each) whic
Should I buy a HPX3100 or a PMW500? by Peter Corbett 1 year ago Just looking for a utility camera for general run-and-gun to replace my ageing H-series Varicam and SDX900. I already have a Sony F3 for commercials and music videos which has been fantastic, but I fe
Re: Should I buy a HPX3100 or a PMW500? by Robin Probyn 1 year ago Im sort in the same situation.. I have a pana HDX900 with a nanoflash.. works fine.. but will have to go totally tapeless sooner than later. I had my eye on the 3100.. but get very few requests for P2
Re: Judging exposure 7D by Robin Probyn 1 year ago Thanks for all the advise. Yes if the 7D was the main and only camera it would be a different.. but TBH Ive found that judgung by the screen and eye has been totally fine.Its a very controlled scene..
Quick Settings for HDX900 by Laurel Andrews 1 year ago Hi All i just need to know the quick basic settings to use this camera like exposure settings white balance and colour ect.as this camera have so much info and when you hire you really do not have the
Re: Quick Settings for HDX900 by Robin Probyn 1 year ago dont get too panic stricken :) just an hour at the rental with some one will sort it all out.. most you dont change anyway.. you have to decide your recording format .. pretty basic.. if shooting prog
Shotput pro + 7D footage ok ? by Robin Probyn 1 year ago Hi there I have Shotput pro on a Mac book pro.. which I use for downloading nanoflash CF card footage.. to an ext HDD.. works like a dream.. can i do the same with 7D footage CF cards.. shooting 1080
Spot on the lens by John Rosson 2 years ago All, I've got a slight -- but discernable spot on the lens of my HDX900. It doesn't look like a chip but may be -- it's about half the size of the head of a pin -- and it doesn't want to clean off the
Re: Spot on the lens by Robin Probyn 1 year ago You may have to do Blk balance a few times.. also close the close right down to blk and see if you see a tiny white spot.. Dirt on the front element is more lively to be like a smudge.. than a tiny pi
Focusing and Action Scenes by Jack Niedenthal 2 years ago First, let me thank all those who put up with my posts that admittedly make me look like a neophyte, but the internet is the only resource I have, I live in the middle of nowhere. I am filming in 720
Re: Focusing and Action Scenes by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Longer the lens and wider open the aperture will make focus more critical .. When the subject is 60 feet away the focus will be less critical till the subject is close by.. So you could start wide -is
Down load to Windows HDD from Mac by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Hi there Is it ok to down load footage P2 or XDCAM 422 HD MXF files, to a windows formatted ext HDD ,using shotpot pro but via a Mac book pro computer.. or down load to a mac formatted ext HDD and a w
Recording PAL on HDX900 by Mark D'Agostino 2 years ago We got a call from a producer in Russia asking us to shoot some footage here, New York, in PAL. He also wants it in SD but we'll give him our 1080 stuff and he can crop. I know to switch my HDX900P to
What Is Today's Workhorse Camera? by Brad Froman 2 years ago I'm curious with all the pros here, if I were going to purchase a camera, what is the camera out now (or soon to be) that is going to fit the bill for the majority of commercial & documentary work I w
Re: What Is Today's Workhorse Camera? by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Zacuto do a very good EVF.. from the HDMI plug.. which is ofcourse the weak point .. a few companies have been clever and seen a market for EVF with these camera,s that can be used for profession work
HDX900 tape/camera issues by Michal Pietrzyk 2 years ago Didn't see a forum thread for 900 stuff, so I'm putting it in the Varicam section. Lately, I've been having some serious problems with the HDX900, sometimes it's the camera, recently, it's been the ta
Re: HDX900 tape/camera issues by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Sorry to hear of your problems.. I,ll be interested to see what others say as a HDX900 owner.. I havnt had any problems myself.. touch wood !!! Does sound odd to shoot 15 tapes that are all fine and o
How to send big HIDEF files? by Daniel Gold 2 years ago I am working on a project where in a few weeks, simultaneous events will be happening in major cities across the USA and Europe on a given day and we will be organizing HIDEF professionals to be shoot
Re: How to send big HIDEF files? by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Hi Todd You,d be surprised how many producers dont see this side of the job as paid work :) My thoughts were more that if people dont know how to do it,have to down load software,buy DVD burners etc..
Varicam 2700 LCD Screen by Hal Sloane 2 years ago Greetings, My 2700 displays 4x3 (squashed) in the flip out LCD screen. Thus far I've just dealt with what I thought was just an annoying shortcoming of the camera. Recently I was on a shoot with a 370
Re: Varicam 2700 LCD Screen by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Great glad you got it!! share your pain.. its really annoying going through menu,s and not being able to find what you want!! and then ,when it actually makes some sense when you find it .. :)
Burnt out Pixel by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Any way or how can one burnt out pixel,giving tiny white dot near center frame,be saved in post edit.. I got rid of it in the camera by doing black balance.. Thanks
Re: Burnt out Pixel by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Thanks again I wont be editing,and we did re shoot.. but if they could use the pixel out footage too would be better. Just wanted to see if it could be done.. and how much of a hassle time if it could
24 fps with ex3 and nanoFlash by Larry Morales 2 years ago hi all, i'm shooting with an ex3 in 1080 24p HQ at 35mbs. i also have a nanoflash attached to the camera via the sdi out which i have set to record on long gop at 50mbs. i've set all the settings to m
Prime Versus Zoom by Daniel Gold 2 years ago I will be shooting a short doc in India less than 2 weeks from now. I will be renting the new Sony PMW-F3L. I am trying to pick the best combination of lenses to rent within my budget. The subject is
Re: Prime Versus Zoom by Robin Probyn 2 years ago nano is also 8 bit,but you,ll be able to bump up the Mbps thats for sure.. nano is a good bit of gear and very small and light.. I can see them being used alot on this Camera and the pana version..
Bill Mills 2 years ago Robin, Thinking of a Panny 3100. Your thoughts?
Yes Iam thinking of getting one too... I have HDX900 and a Nanoflash.. but I need to get a tapeless camera sooner than later.I can rig the nano to 3100 also..so then I have P2 and XDCAM 422 HD covered [more]
Yes Iam thinking of getting one too... I have HDX900 and a Nanoflash.. but I need to get a tapeless camera sooner than later.I can rig the nano to 3100 also..so then I have P2 and XDCAM 422 HD covered.. thats the master plan anyway..
3100 is such a good price.. 2 card slot is fine for me..lower power consumption than 3700,also suits me..Im doing corp and doc work.. not concerts of multi camera stuff..or live stuff
havnt heard.. but dont see why not.. same as 3000 or 3700 for that matter. Its native 1080p.. I think that 720p maybe on the way out for Natgeo discovery .. but dont know for sure.So I wouldnt get the [more]
havnt heard.. but dont see why not.. same as 3000 or 3700 for that matter. Its native 1080p.. I think that 720p maybe on the way out for Natgeo/discovery .. but dont know for sure.So I wouldnt get the 2700 just in case..
shooting a post apocalyptic music video by noor hussain 2 years ago hey guys ! really need professional advice for this one. i will be directing a music video set in a post apocalyptic period.as we don't have a proper established media industry in our country.so i won