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Wes Browning

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August 14th 2008
81 Posts
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Smaller Camera Plate for Sachtler Ace Fluid Head
by Wes Browning 5 years ago
I'm using a Sachtler Ace tripod with my Canon C100 and I'm trying to find a smaller camera plate. I often cradle the camera in my hand when its off the tripod, but the sharp edges of the camera plate
Fast and Efficient Workflow for AF100 Needed
by Wes Browning 6 years ago
Ever since I purchased my AF100, I've struggled to find a workflow that meets my needs. Primarily, I'm concerned with reviewing material on location in quick and timely manner that also benefits me in
Re: Fast and Efficient Workflow for AF100 Needed
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
- Final Cut X can read edit AVCHD files natively - Portable Blu-Ray players with an SD card slot can play AVCHD files natively
Anton Bauer External Battery System for AF100
by Wes Browning 6 years ago
I'm putting together an ENG rig for my AF100, and this will be the first time I've used an external battery system. It looks like Anton Bauer is the way to go, but I've also noticed that IDX seems lik
Re: Anton Bauer External Battery System for AF100
by Wes Browning 6 years ago
Excellent - thanks for the tips!
Best Practices When Working Between After Effects and Premiere
by Wes Browning 6 years ago
I'd like to hone my media management when it comes to working with After Effects files, especially as it relates to Premiere. Is there a set of best practices someone can recommend when working betwee
Re: Best Practices When Working Between After Effects and Premiere
by Wes Browning 6 years ago
This sounds like a workable solution for certain scenarios. What I enjoy most about premiere is the "replace with after effects composition" option, which allows me to work quickly within the both pro
Subtitling and Premiere's Clip Metadata
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I'm creating a video for a client that needs "burned-in" subtitles. I'm using Premiere CS 5.5 and was wondering if there's a way to leverage the Adobe Story Script Analysis Text for this function. I h
RAID Drive Continuously Develops Bad Blocks
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I have a RAID drive that keeps developing bad blocks, and even after switching out drives, I continue to get errors. The message I receive from Drive Genius is: "OWC Mercury Pro RAID Media ("media" is
Re: RAID Drive Continuously Develops Bad Blocks
by Jon Schilling 7 years ago
Wes. Have you tried contacting OWC directly on your issue I'd do that as a 1st step. Make sure the drives you're using are compatible with their enclosure. Jonathan Schilling Vertical Sales Manager Pr
iMac 27-inch Disk Upgrades and Configuration for Premiere and After Effects
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I posted this in the "What Computer Should I Buy " forum, but this seems a better place for my question. I recently purchased 3.4GHz i7 Quad-Core iMac to use as my Premiere and After EFfects workstati
Re: iMac 27-inch Disk Upgrades and Configuration for Premiere and After Effects
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I should add that the 16gb RAM is what's key to my Premiere and After Effects speed. I got the 16gb RAM for $100, but you could go as high as 32gb RAM if you're willing to shell out around $500.
Thumbnails Re-Create Every Time
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
Every time I close a project in Premiere, and then re-open it, it creates the thumbnails in my bins. Is there anyway to make Premiere keep those thumbnails
Re: Thumbnails Re-Create Every Time
by Leu Ng 6 years ago
same problem here!
Importing and working with MTS files from Panasonic AG-AF100
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I've seen a few quick tutorials on importing AF100 footage (MTS format) and they all seem to suggest native import into Premiere. However, I'm wondering what happens to all that metadata that travels
Re: Importing and working with MTS files from Panasonic AG-AF100
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
ClipWrap won't modify or require you to move your folder structure. What it will do is take all the metadata (including timecode) and create a new file with all that data. The resulting file is a Quic
Short Shotgun Mic for Panasonic AG-AF100
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I have a Panasonic AG-AF100 and need to get a short shotgun mic for it. My main use for this mic would be just general shooting when filming on the street, or capturing audio from events in small room
Re: Short Shotgun Mic for Panasonic AG-AF100
by Ty Ford 7 years ago
Hello Wes and welcome to the Cow AudioForum. Azden doesn't have a particularly good rep in teh pro audio world. See if your 4053b does the job. Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better prod
Switching to DSLR - what's the basic kit to get up and running?
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I currently own a Sony PWM-EX1 and am thinking about upgrading to the Canon 5D Mark II. I'm interested in obtaining greater DOF and would like a lighter kit for when I have to travel internationally.
Re: Switching to DSLR - what's the basic kit to get up and running?
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I'm looking at the FS100 for sure. I notice that it out performs the AF100 in low light, which is really important to me. However, as a point of comparison, how much better is the AF100 in low light v
Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I'm going to be recording some outdoor interviews on the street this week and wondered what mic would be best to do it with It'll likely with a lot of background noise from other people and traffic. H
Re: Best mic for interviews on noisy streets
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
Thanks! I assume this mic won't pick up handling noise
Field monitor for the EX-1 and outputting for IMAG
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
I have a Sony PMW-EX1, and would like to add on a field monitor for when I shoot interviews, and when I shoot live events for IMAG. As I understand the EX1, it... Cannot output as HDMI without an SDI
Re: Field monitor for the EX-1 and outputting for IMAG
by Pushpanatha de Silva 7 years ago
Hi, Try Manhattan LCD monitors. They have different resolution monitors for sale. I have owned a Manhattan LCD moniTOR MODEL HD089C (high Def.) I am very happy with it. I am using it regularly with So
Sony BP-U30 battery at end of life?
by Wes Browning 8 years ago
I have a Sony BP-U30 battery that came with my PMW-EX1 a few years ago, and I'm pretty sure its dead. All four of the battery indicator lights blink in sync with each other, and the charger status lig
Re: Sony BP-U30 battery at end of life?
by Scott Howard 8 years ago
I had one that did that this last summer. I can't say that it is normal, but it did die. I emailed Sony and sent it to a service center. The only thing I got from them was a confirmation it was dead a
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Plug Output of EX-1 into a Computer Monitor
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
I have an EX-1 and would like to use a Computer LCD Monitor as an on-set monitor for the talent (ie. not for referencing). The monitor has HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA connections. What's the best way to get
Re: Plug Output of EX-1 into a Computer Monitor
by Bill Kunitz 9 years ago
...or you could check to see if the monitor has a component video input (component - Y Pb Pr, not composite). You'll get full HD straight from the camera. If it doesn't have a component in, you can ge
Wiring Diagram for TRS to RCA
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
I have a pair of monitors with a TRS input, and I need to attach the stereo RCA outputs of a M-Audio Fast Track USB to them. How do I wire a TRS to an RCA
Re: Wiring Diagram for TRS to RCA
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
Thanks - this worked great!
If I can't use studio monitors, just headphones...
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
I do a lot of final audio mixing on the road, and can't really lug around a good set of studio monitors for the mix. So, I pretty much need to rely on a good pair of headphones. Since this is the case
Re: If I can't use studio monitors, just headphones...
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
Thanks for the tip. I'll check out the Bose 5 as an option.
LED light Kit to replace tungsten light kit
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
I'm currently using a tungsten based light kit from Lowel for talking head interviews. The kit is heavy, always requires a power source, and gets pretty hot. However, I like that it has adequate light
Re: LED light Kit to replace tungsten light kit
by Caetano Scatena 7 years ago
Hi Bill, Thanks for the excellent description. I run a rental house in S o Paulo, Brazil, and had the opportunity to check out some LED fixtures in the last three four years. I agree completely with y
Playing and Converting XDCam Quicktime Files without FCP or Sony Software
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
I'm working with someone who is using FCP 5.0.4 and someone else is working with Adobe Premiere CS4. They're not able to work with my XDCam files that I wrapped in the Quicktime Container. They have s
Re: Playing and Converting XDCam Quicktime Files without FCP or Sony Software
by Michael Palmer 9 years ago
You really need to pick just one NLE to work with. I suggest the CS4, the original raw files work with CS4 and there is no rewrapping. The older FCP will not work as the codec support started with 6.0
Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and XDCAM EX files
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
I use Final Cut Pro as my primary editing software, and I recently needed to give some of my XDCam EX files to someone to edit in Adobe Premiere CS4. I know that Premiere can generally work with Quick
Re: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and XDCAM EX files
by Wes Browning 9 years ago
Do the MXF files work in FCP
Poster Frame and Name to File
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
I'm using the XDCAM Transfer software and would like to utilize the "Export Poster Frame to File" feature to export poster images of all my clips. My folder has over 400 clips in it and every time I "
Re: Poster Frame and Name to File
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
The part about scrolling slowly did it. I adjusted the preferences to show the smallest thumbnail possible, and then I selected all the images, and then scrolled. When I got to the end and exported th
Settings for SD footage capture and sequence
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
I'm editing a project mixing both SD and HD, and my question is about how to best capture the SD footage so that it will work well with the HD footage. Here are the major specs... The HD footage was s
Re: Settings for SD footage capture and sequence
by Nicole Haddock 10 years ago
Clap the DP on the back next time you see him. I can't tell you how many people shoot 4x3 on the DVX and think it will be easier just to blow it up in post. What maroons. That being said, you're in an
Issue with Slow Zoom and Stepping...
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
When I use the slower setting on the camera lens servo, it's rather jittery at least halfway through (almost like something is sitting up against it, keeping it from moving freely). After a halfway po
Re: Issue with Slow Zoom and Stepping...
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
Great. What was your experience with Sony. Quick turnaround
Lighting in Post
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
I have some footage that has very flat lighting, and I'd like to add some subtle shadows, background light, and possibly even a small hair light...in post. Is this possible with Motion Apple Color
Re: Lighting in Post
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
Luckily this is just a talking head clip, and so there's not a ton of movement. I'll update my results on here once I get to that point in post. Thanks for all the tips!
Portable Softbox for V-Light
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
I have 2 v-lights (1 silver and 1 white umbrella) as part of my Lowell kit. I generally like the look I get from the umbrellas, but I would like something with a little more direction. It would be goo
Re: Portable Softbox for V-Light
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
The official word from Photoflex is that there isn't an available speedring for the v-light yet. However, the tota one fits just fine.
Reducing backlight outdoors
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
I'm shooting an interview this weekend, and need to shoot in one particular spot that is very scenic. The unfortunate part here is that it will be during the day- around 6pm when the area is shaded by
Re: Reducing backlight outdoors
by Wes Browning 10 years ago
This worked perfectly! I purchased a 25ft (72"wide) roll of screen from Home Depot and some 1" PVC pipe elbows. I threw together a 120"x 68" frame when I got to location and clamped on the screen with
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