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More than twenty five years experience involved in all aspects of video production including producer, director, videographer, DIT and editor. Also experienced with equipment setup, engineering, and minor equipment maintenance. Working knowl... [more]
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October 3rd 2003
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Canon 5D MkIII
by dan luke 3 days ago
We need to shoot 1080 30p and record to the Ki-Pro mini. We set the Canon 5D up to record 30p but the Ki Pro sees it as 1080i 29.97. Is there a set-up parameter in the Canon and or the Ki Pro that we
Re: Canon 5D MkIII
by Steve Eisen 12 hours ago
The KiPro Mini can only record 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Error copying P3 cards...Failed to copy a file. It rolled back. Anyway to salvage clip?
by James Dow 2 months ago
Trying to copy clip from P2 via the P2CMS software. It was the last clip on the card. It says it "Rolled Back." Never had this happen before. Any way to salvage that clip Thanks, James JPD
Re: Error copying P3 cards...Failed to copy a file. It rolled back. Anyway to salvage clip?
by Steve Eisen 2 months ago
Are you able to repair the clip from your camera Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
legacy projects crash
by Alan Stephens 2 months ago
I have some 5 year old FC projects I'd like to grab some clips from to make a demo and they crash the program when I open them. I can open FC and it works fine until I open a project from a specific b
Re: legacy projects crash
by Steve Eisen 2 months ago
My guess would be a corrupted or FCP non-friendly clip in the project. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
P2 Micron Error/32 GB cards won't reformat. Dead?
by Jeff Wilmes 3 months ago
Couple of months ago while recording on the HPX-500 I received a warning on the card that was recording and it then stopped. It happened so quick I don't remember what the warning was, jut that it jum
Re: P2 Micon Error/32 GB cards won't reformat. Dead?
by Steve Eisen 2 months ago
Contact Panasonic in New Jersey. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Thinking of upgrading from HVX200 - any suggestions?
by Justin Hawley 2 months ago
I have had the HVX200 for many years now. Recently, the battery holder busted. So I'm in the market for a new camera. I do a lot of corporate work, so my shooting is often quite run-n-gun. I also do a
Re: Thinking of upgrading from HVX200 - any suggestions?
by Steve Eisen 2 months ago
You're gonna have to get over the 3 CCD vs CMOS 3MOS. Trust my opinion. I've shooting for well over 25 yrs. If you look at the investment you made for your 200, get the New PX-270. You will get more y
Capturing Betacam SP -
by Ashton Kennedy 3 months ago
Anybody done this before I have a mac pro running FCP7 and I'm trying to capture through my Kona 3 card from the PVW - 2800 deck. I have the remote 9 pin connected and the computer can control the dev
Re: Capturing Betacam SP -
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
Or rent an AJA IoHD that has Composite In. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
shortcut issue FCP7
by Sheree Day 3 months ago
Hi I am using FCP7 with a regular keyboard at present and often use the arrows (up, down, left and right) for next frame, one frame back, next edit and previous edit, as well as the home arrow button
Re: shortcut issue FCP7
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
Don't limit yourself to only FCP. http: www.killerkeys.com pro Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Shot/Edited in 60fps... export as 24fps?
by Alexander Freedman 3 months ago
Hello all, It's the age-old question and I apologize ahead of time for asking it again. I recently shot a wedding video at 60fps because I knew I'd be slowing down some clips using FCPX "Conform Speed
Re: Shot/Edited in 60fps... export as 24fps?
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
Wrong workflow! Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Compressor blu ray menu
by Craig Johnson 3 months ago
I have FCP suite 3. I created a blu ray disk and made a motion menu with compressor. I have looked high and low for information about this super weak menu creator and there isn't much out there. Do an
Re: Compressor blu ray menu
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
There is not. If you want a little more custom menu, you have to use Adobe Encore. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Bitrates again
by Craig Johnson 3 months ago
So many opinions, hard to know what is the truth. I have been using Toast for 4 years. I use the HD preset in Compressor from the FCP suite 3. It encodes an M2v file and top on max bitrate is 32, avg
Re: Bitrates again
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
Stick to 20 to 25. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
IoXT Control Panel, No Y/C S-video out option
by Christopher Johnson 3 months ago
Hi guys. Here is an oddity. The manual says it should be there. There is no option for the combo setting of Composite and Y C output. The ports are there on the back of the box. I have the latest firm
Re: IoXT Control Panel, No Y/C S-video out option
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
Page 39 in the manual shows it. Make sure your input is connected. Did you try Primary Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
TV cable box out into FCP7
by Avi Lall 3 months ago
My cable TV box has a firewire out and also an HDMI out. To capture video to my FCP7, can I connect either of the ports directly to MacBook Pro (It has both ports). If yes, what should be the setting
Re: TV cable box out into FCP7
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
I will admit, I go Analog Component out of the cable box into my KiPro with great results. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Anyone Willing to Selling their Broken/Inoperable HPX camera?
by Josh Winstead 4 months ago
I'm working on a short film and need a dead Panasonic HPX camera body that is inoperable broken. I've searched ebay and the forum but I can not locate a non-operating camera. As long as it looks half
Re: Anyone Willing to Selling their Broken/Inoperable HPX camera?
by Steve Eisen 3 months ago
rent a camera Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Why is FCP7 Log/Transfer cropping video?
by Ted Coakley 4 months ago
I. Can anyone tell me why my FCP7 is cropping my HVX200 video upon import (Log Transfer) - and better yet, how to stop it The crop is very minimal, but noticeable, both vertically and horizontally. MY
Re: Why is FCP7 Log/Transfer cropping video?
by Steve Eisen 4 months ago
What you are seeing is normal! DVCPro HD is 960x720 (anamorphic). FCP scales it to 1280x720. No problems, nothing to worry about. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pr
Advice before updating to Lion
by scott Patterson 4 months ago
Hi there, still on snow leopard because my tower and FCP 7 are working steady for years. I need to start updating, mainly because I will need Adobe CC soon and I need at least 10.7 and even 10.7.4 to
Re: Advice before updating to Lion
by Steve Eisen 4 months ago
Hard drives are very inexpensive. Clean installs will yield less problems. Premiere Pro is an easy transition from FCP. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Gr
panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels
by Tom Adams 4 months ago
Hello, I'm trying to figure out the details of the panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels and how they act. It appears that I can't actively live switch between these channels without having to STO
Re: panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels
by Steve Eisen 4 months ago
The manual should explain how the audio works on your AVCHD cam. Page 46 is where you will find it. ftp: ftp.panasonic.com pub Panasonic business provideo op_manuals AG-AC90_Operating_Instructions_Adv
hpx 170 p2 cam 720p 30P
by Craig Alan 4 months ago
plays fine in cam but plays in slow motion in FC and out of sync with audio 60P plays fine. 1) is this a camera settings problem or a FC settings problem. 2) Is there a way to capture the footage to r
Re: hpx 170 p2 cam 720p 30P
by Steve Eisen 4 months ago
95% of the time 720p60. For cinema look, 720_30PN. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Live green screen Keying on a HPX 500
by Darren Black 5 months ago
Hi everyone I'm battling to do live green screen keying with a pannasonic hpx 500 in studio. I'm running it through a pannasonic hs400 mixing desk and still getting a lot of green coming through the h
Re: Live green screen Keying on a HPX 500
by Steve Eisen 5 months ago
I would agree. It's not the camera, it's the lighting. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
using Kipro as playback for video roll ins?
by Shane Trowbridge 5 months ago
I've had my Kipro for a few years and love it. I've always used it to record a master ProRes of our live productions. I now have a production that involved a need to roll in video clips. I would like
Re: using Kipro as playback for video roll ins?
by Steve Eisen 5 months ago
You have to make sure your export settings are exactly as mentioned by AJA above. Create a preset to make sure your settings never change. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Cr
Ingest P2 from camera to mac
by Bent Nielsen 5 months ago
How do you guys ingest clips from P2 card in camera and onto mac Hard Disk The P2 Viewer Plus with AJ-SK001G (Extended Ingesting Function for P2) seems to work the other way around, copying TO the P2
Re: Ingest P2 from camera to mac
by Steve Eisen 5 months ago
Connect via USB2 (device mode). Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Why use a Ki pro ?
by Mat Chevitz 8 months ago
Hi , I'm gonna shoot a green screen interview with the pmw200. Of course I'll go for the 422. Saould I use a Kipro instead of the intern MPEG 422HD Thanks
Re: Why use a Ki pro ?
by Steve Eisen 8 months ago
With ProRes HQ, make sure your hard drives are fast enough to playback. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
P2 Cards to Mac 2013 ?
by David Hunter 10 months ago
I have returned here to get the "latest" on an issue that cropped up with the P2 card technology over 4 or 5 years ago and I can NOT believe that Panasonic or some 3rd party vendor has not fixed this
Re: P2 Cards to Mac 2013 ?
by Steve Eisen 8 months ago
David, you have the least expensive P2 card reader off loader. Your camera. Personally, I invested in the Duel Adapter then the single slot PCD2. I finally made the big investment and purchased the PC
How do I find somebody who does a Las Vegas wedding videography?
by Dodong Santos 9 months ago
I have difficulty doing it. Can anyone share any tips Any suggestions will be most welcome. Thank you.
Re: How do I find somebody who does a Las Vegas wedding videography?
by Steve Eisen 9 months ago
I heard of something called the internet. I can't remember who told me. It's possible it might have been another wedding videographer. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creati
CF card issue
by Christian Friis 9 months ago
Did a series of QT ProRes 422 HQ files on Aja Ki Pro Mini today. Ejected the CF card, and put it in the FW800 card reader. MacBook Pro couldn't find the files. Put it back into the Aja Ki Pro Mini - a
Re: CF card issue
by Steve Eisen 9 months ago
Errors usually occur when the media is unmounted improperly. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Audio skips
by Josie Mac 10 months ago
I just created an Apple Pro Res 422 (LT) file that starts with a music bed with no video, then at 25 seconds the video kicks in. I loaded the file onto my Ki Pro hard drive with several other files. W
Re: Audio skips
by Steve Eisen 10 months ago
Make sure you have a lead in to the file (1-2 seconds). Better yet, add a slate and a countdown to your video. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Trying to export DVC Pro HD 1080i
by Mitch Jordan 10 months ago
I'm working in 1080i, and I need to deliver my media in Quicktime using the DVC Pro HD codec. In either Premiere Pro or AME, I can open the codec settings for Quicktime and select "DVCPro HD" 1080i. H
Re: Trying to export DVC Pro HD 1080i
by Steve Eisen 10 months ago
Other options are AVC-Intra 1920x1080 or ProRes 1920x1080. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Transcriptions in CS6
by Terry Nutkins 11 months ago
Hi there, Can anyone please tell me how accurate Premiere's transcription feature is Also, is it all possible within Premiere (or by using any other software) to link the transcriptions with the video
Re: Transcriptions in CS6
by Steve Eisen 11 months ago
These were my results! https: www.facebook.com photo.php fbid=10201855605656285&set=gm.605290886183629&type=1&theater Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Grou
USB cable for KISTOR
by Bob Tompkins 1 year ago
I received a KISTOR250USB drive from a client. I need to load it on my server but do not have the necessary cable to interface to USB from the drive. Can someone tell what cable I need and where I can
Re: USB cable for KISTOR
by Steve Eisen 12 months ago
New KiStor drives have a USB 3 Micro B connection. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Service: Billy Sheahan Photography
by Billy Sheahan 1 year ago
Chicago Illinois, United States Photography   Post Production   Cinematography Billy Sheahan Photography Professional Digital and Film     Editing     Director of Photogr
Re: Service: Billy Sheahan Photography
by Steve Eisen 1 year ago
Billy is the BEST!!! Love you man! Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Newbie wants to get started with pro I/O
by jabbar thomas 1 year ago
Hi pros, I'm a relative newby to professional post. Thus far, I have only output to tape and exported QT movies from Mini-DV, HDV and DSLR. Can you direct me to tutorial resources that discuss the ins
Re: Newbie wants to get started with pro I/O
by Steve Eisen 1 year ago
You are asking a lot of questions that would take a very lengthy response. Your best option to educate yourself is to visit AJA's website and read the specs and manuals on their Kona and I O products.
Female BNC plastic sleeve replacement
by David Eaks 1 year ago
Is it possible to replace the little plastic sleeve that surrounds the female conductor on the Ki Pro HD-SDI terminals I just received my second Ki Pro, bought it on eBay for a raging deal. Put it thr
Re: Female BNC plastic sleeve replacement
by Steve Eisen 1 year ago
In my many years of broadcast, I have never seen such damage. The whole connector would have to be replaced. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Want to write to BluRay Discs
by Soumendra Jena 1 year ago
Hi, we have finished making the premiere projects. On the EXPORT window, I selected h.264 Blu-Ray and 1080p 23.9fps The file size shows 15GB and the file is a m4v file. I want to eventually take it to
Re: Want to write to BluRay Discs
by Steve Eisen 1 year ago
m2v file is for DVD. m4v is the h.264 extension for BD. Use the m4v and ac3 file in Encore to create a BD. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Sending DVD to Russia does rending in PAL matter?
by Paul Gilmore 1 year ago
Hi I filmed a wedding, the Bride moved here from Russia and they want to take the wedding DVD with them to show family there. Should I worry about the difference between rendering the project in PAL r
Re: Sending DVD to Russia does rending in PAL matter?
by Steve Eisen 1 year ago
I have no idea. Just doing a quick search, this is what I found: In general, it is easier for consumers in PAL SECAM countries to view NTSC DVDs than vice versa. Almost all DVD players sold in PAL SEC
Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by Tom Daigon 1 year ago
Besides technical issues that might make the necessary web connection for the monthly check by Adobe impossible (dead modem - down ISP or cable), the biggest drawback I see is this. When I purchased t
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Re: Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by Steve Eisen 1 year ago
Adobe has discontinued the Box copies of Creative Suite. There will not be any hard discs of the next version. If you are a working professional, a 1 year subscription to Creative Cloud would pay for
WTB: HPX170 Camcorder
by Neal Klaeser 2 years ago
Looking to purchase a HPX170 with original accessories and bag (if available). I do not need a P2 card. Neal Klaeser Real to Reel Productions www.realvideopro.com
Re: WTB: HPX170 Camcorder
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
$2200 is a very LOW BALL price! Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
using HDMI to SDI Mini Converter with Go Pro
by Mike Kujbida 2 years ago
I browsed this forum but didn't find what I needed so I'm asking the group. I use a NewTek Tricaster 300 for recording live events (HD SDI camera inputs) and have been asked to record a show using a G
Re: using HDMI to SDI Mini Converter with Go Pro
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Yes it works. Another very expensive option I have seen is a GoPro connected to a KiPro via HDMI. Send SDI out to the Tricaster from the KiPro. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chica
io XT not compatible with Mountain Lion 10.8.2 ??
by Anhtu Vu 2 years ago
I just purchased an io XT for my MBP running 10.8.2 and i'm having all kinds of problems with audio ( distortion, drop out). I'm simply testing with AJA TV. I installed the latest driver and all. It w
Re: io XT not compatible with Mountain Lion 10.8.2 ??
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Do you have 10.4.1 driver installed Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Anyone still using any tape decks? Beta? Or anything standard-def?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
So, I've been up to my elbows in spaghetti for the last two or three days... 934 miles of cables... We bought a new editing system for our "A" suite... a new Matrox MX02 system replacing an aging Matr
Re: Anyone still using any tape decks? Beta? Or anything standard-def?
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Have not used tape in a year. That was to make a Beta SP dub of a VNR. For broadcast, I export to KiPro. Most OB trucks are using more and more of them. I still have 2-3 4" and 3-Beta SP decks. I got
Teleprompter for IPAD 2 ??
by Ezra Hiller 2 years ago
I am in the market for a portable teleprompter kit. Using it with the Sony VX2100 and soon to be with a Sony Z5 or the like. I will be using an ipad for the prompter and have been looking at the follo
Re: Teleprompter for IPAD 2 ??
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Use LCD4Video's. Give yourself a good hour to set it up on location. You all also need a teleprompter App. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Arggggh! Thuderbolt and Old Cameras
by Clint Wardlow 2 years ago
I have just learned that the Thunderbolt adapter doesn't work on old Cameras like DV or early HDV. And as mac is dropping firewire, uploading from these cameras is going to be a problem. As I have sta
Re: Arggggh! Thuderbolt and Old Cameras
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Invest in an I O device. BlackMagic, Matrox or AJA has what you need. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
shoot HD & small wmv at the same time?
by Scott Hancock 2 years ago
We often have to document long presentations, meetings, or all-day events and usually use our EX-1 at full resolution so we have the best master possible. However, clients usually want to get manageab
Re: shoot HD & small wmv at the same time?
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
If you are on a Mac, you want to get ProxyMill from Imagine Products. All the client needs to do is install the latest version of QuickTime to solve compatibility problems. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Pro
Mobile Editing In An RV Question
by David Taylor 2 years ago
Hey Guys- I'm working a crazy mobile editing road trip project where the turn-around between shoot and delivery is so tight we have to cut it on the road along with the production crew. So far we've b
Re: Mobile Editing In An RV Question
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Your power will fluctuate. It's fine for your laptop because of battery but your hard drives are going to take a hit. I had a similar experience last month. The generator drop too low a few times and
Anyway to deactivate without access to computer?
by frank Raposo 2 years ago
Hey all, My Mac's HD died on me and I don't have time to do repairs. I purchased a Macbook Pro to get my rough cut done but I obviously can't deactivate my Symphony without access to my dead computer.
Re: Anyway to deactivate without access to computer?
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
http: www.avid.com US about-avid legal-notices avid-licensing faq Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Macbook Pro specs to handle MC6
by Paul Donahue 2 years ago
Hi, I am considering purchasing a 17" Macbook Pro for Avid MC 6 and would like to make certain that the specs of the computer will handle the software. The computer's specs are: 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 Q
Re: Macbook Pro specs to handle MC6
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Paul Get yourself the AJA ioXT or a Matrox MXO2 device. You have more options with Matrox. Output your video video HDMI from the IO device to a TV monitor. Don't use a computer monitor to judge your o
Blog: Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.
by gary adcock 2 years ago
I wanted to send out a note to congratulate the Editing Community and specifically to Sue Lawson and the current board of what transformed from a group of 40 or so people people following my sessions
Re: Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
We couldn't have kept the group going without you! Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
WEVA Expo 2012
by Bruce Himmelblau 2 years ago
Are you in the LA area. Use the promo code: BSVP for free access to the WEVA Expo Trade Show, August 15 & 16. http: bit.ly PmBjIQ Exhibitors include: Adobe Systems Alan Berg American Wedding Group APM
Re: WEVA Expo 2012
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Are you in LA Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
On Camera Light Suggests Needed
by Martin Verona 2 years ago
Hi All, I am shooting with the Panasonic AG AC130 and a Canon XA10 and need to add a new video light. My old light from my PD150 days is a NRG 50w light that runs off those old large shoulder batterie
Re: On Camera Light Suggests Needed
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
Check out LCD4video. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Need a recommendation for a ENG camera under $2,000
by Rachel Kodner 2 years ago
I'm looking to buy a prosumer camera that is SHOULDER MOUNTABLE, costs less then 2.5 grand, is an ENG style camera, is good in low lighting situations, and takes sdxc cards (and not p2 because those a
Re: Need a recommendation for a ENG camera under $2,000
by Steve Eisen 2 years ago
You are asking a lot for not a lot of money. If you are using your camera to make money, you need to make an investment. Spend $3500-$5000. There is a lot to offer in that price range. The Panasonic A


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