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iMac or MacPro? Upgrading computer advice needed
by Kevin Alexander 1 month ago
Hello. After spending a horrendous amount of time rendering and dealing with a choppy snails pace while editing a new video, I've decided it's time to get a new computer. Currently I have a late 2009
Re: iMac or MacPro? Upgrading computer advice needed
by John Rofrano 2 weeks ago
I would go with either the Mac Pro 6-Core or the new iMac 5K Core i7 4-Core. I don't believe that the refurbished iMac Core i5 would be as good as either of them. Intel themselves recommend that Core
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keeping links to network locations
by Dylan Vander Velde 2 weeks ago
I have a Mac Pro running El Cap. The issue i have is that there are several network locations that i use constantly. Folders for logos assets, project folders, resources, etc. When connected i can dra
Re: keeping links to network locations
by Al Bergstein 2 weeks ago
I no longer have a Windows server on my net, but here are some ideas to try until a better one comes along: You didn't state whether the Windows servers you were logging into were using Active Directo
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Canon C100 & multiple audio issues
by Rick James 2 weeks ago
My company has been struggling with multiple audio issues on 2 Canon EOS C100 (mark one) cameras. Camera A has the Dual Pixel Auto Focus update and is running firmware 2.0.7.1.00. Camera B does not ha
Re: Canon C100 & multiple audio issues
by Al Bergstein 2 weeks ago
I'd send one in for repair, see what they find. Mine with similar setup do not exhibet this. Canon's repair folks are pretty good and turn around quickly. Al
Opening projects in CC after update
by Daniel Caine 2 months ago
Hey, so I am currently using Adobe Creative Cloud and I noticed that whenever I begin a project (namely in Premiere) before an update, then try to open it again after the update, the project absolutel
Re: Opening projects in CC after update
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
Perhaps you have deleted the older version of the program when you upgraded. There is a check box when you upgrade, that is easy to miss. Make sure you don't have Adobe delete the old version when you
Problems with Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC+ El Capitan
by Matt Lev 2 months ago
Hi, I'm working in a company which products movies and we have problems for now one year with our video editing stations. The problems started when we used Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 and Adobe After Effects
Re: Problems with Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC+ El Capitan
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
Matt. It is very hard to understand what you are experiencing. Perhaps there is some problem in not having English as a first language to be able to describe what you are experiencing. It's just that
To MixPre or to MixPre D?
by Neil Christian 1 month ago
Hi, I am looking for some advice. I m trying to step up my little sound recording kit. I m looking at one of the little Sound Devices mixers, the MixPre-D. I can run my two lines into this bit of kit,
Re: To MixPre or to MixPre D?
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
I've owned both the Mixpre and the D. I also have the Marantz (the best sounding recorder under $1000 that I've tried). I have not tried using the digital out to the Marantz though. When I use it, I g
Laptop and Adobe CC
by John Chay 2 months ago
So I've decided to go with Adobe CC and looking at laptops. Here are the specs I'm looking at now on an HP Workstation 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-6820HQ Quad-Core Upgraded to 64GB RAM 17.3" UWVA IPS Anti-G
Re: Laptop and Adobe CC
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
That's great to hear. I haven't spent much time on today's processors, but they appear to have definitely sped up things. Yes, though the Mac Pro certainly has some advantages over a laptop, I think y
Can firmware fix bad video quaity
by Simon Barbarasch 2 months ago
I am looking to buy my first real video camera and liked the looks of the Olympus em5 ii, especially the sensor stabilization. Unfortunately when I looked at some sample videos, they looked pretty cra
Re: Can firmware fix bad video quaity
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
I think what Gary is referring to is that Panasonic has taken a much more agressive stance on upgrading via firmware. If you want to support a company that does that, buy a Panny GH4 or some such came
Cinestyle exposure
by Paul Campbell 2 months ago
I'm reading different suggestions on exposure setting as it pertains to the Cinestyle profile for my T5i. Some are saying "expose to the right" (ETTR I think, if I'm getting that acronym correct), and
Re: Cinestyle exposure
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
Since you can crush the blacks in post, it seems better to properly expose in the first place. I've personally never much liked the crushed black look, except as mood for very specific situations. Al
HDMI Question
by Michael Stark 2 months ago
Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster Looking for some HDMI help. Current setup is a d5200 (i'll get around to replacing it someday) with a Ninja 2 and an Ikan VK-5 monitor, powered by a Lanpart
Re: HDMI Question
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
Since you haven't received an answer on this, you might try posting both in the Nikon forum and the Ninja forums (I believe that the Atomos forum is on their web site). For a Nikon video forum, you mi
Problem recording with external microphone
by Juan Juig 1 month ago
Hi, I have just bought a shotgun microphone Sennheiser Mke600 along with Pro snake camera cable 1,5m. When I plug the microphone into Zoom h4n or directly into the computer microphone port, the sound
Re: Problem recording with external microphone
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
So I've had problems with 3.5mm cables not seating properly on various devices. If you can't plug the cable in all the way and securely then, yes, you might have a problem with the plug on the camera.
Rode Video Mic Pro Mount missing screw/shoe mount thread. Need advice.
by Imani Wilson 2 months ago
Hello great CC users The past week I was shooting a few events and suddenly somebody brushed passed me and their outfit snagged my mic mount and it seemed all fine except the piece holding the mount a
Re: Rode Video Mic Pro Mount missing screw/shoe mount thread. Need advice.
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
Taylor, contact the customer service at Rode. They are great folks and have shipped me spare parts for my units when needed. One of the best reasons to buy their products IMHO! Al
I have a thunderbolt to SATA adapter. Works great for 3.5" drives. If I were to buy an older RAID enclosure with an eSATA port, would going eSATA>SATA>Thunderbolt be ignorant and inefficient?
by Jeremy Freedberg 2 months ago
Would I really see a performance increase using an older enclosure drive By old, I mean it's back when fw800 and usb2 were popping. It all comes down to saving a bit of $$. What are your thoughts
Re: I have a thunderbolt to SATA adapter. Works great for 3.5" drives. If I were to buy an older RAID enclosure with an eSATA port, would going eSATA>SATA>Thunderbolt be ignorant and inefficient?
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
I'd question whether the drives are as fast as today's drives. But theoretically, this shouldn't be an issue. I've been using a esata to USB 3.0 converter on my RAID 5 and it seems to be plenty fast.
Canon 60D Field Monitor
by Gert Sels 1 month ago
Hi all, Since the other threads are already six years old... I've been using the Canon 60D for a couple of years now, still satisfied! I'm looking into some options for better more accurate manual foc
Re: Canon 60D Field Monitor
by Al Bergstein 1 month ago
Once you figure out if it will work, I've got a very nice field monitor I've got for sale at a great price right now. It's been lightly used on my 5Dmkiii. If it might work, have a look. http: www.eba
I have a some tif files where I placed multiple photos on a scanner. Is there any program that can automatically extract them?
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I had to scan lots of photos for a project. I placed multiple ones on the bed to go quicker. Is there any program for a Mac that will automatically extract them individually
Re: I have a some tif files where I placed multiple photos on a scanner. Is there any program that can automatically extract them?
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
You might try Silverfast 8. It's the best scanning package I've found. Totally pro. It has a feature for my Epson flatbed scanner, that allows me to load up many slides in the frame, and it will break
27" iMac struggling to edit 4K iPhone footage
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
Ever since the iPhone offered 4K shooting at the same time that 4K cameras still started around $3,000 the video world stopped making sense to me. Now things make even less sense considering I get lig
Re: 27" iMac struggling to edit 4K iPhone footage
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Yes, variable frame rates are a nightmare. So I agree with the recommendations. However, I think that for 4K you also are going to struggle with a 1GB video card. That worked great for SD and even som
Apple OS Sierra & Pr CC 2015 10.3- All well?
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
I'm considering doing the upgrade as it's a bit slow this week. Anyone done it Have issues On a iMac Late 2012 32GBs RAM 2 GBs Video RAM More hard disks than I know what to do with.. Al
Re: Apple OS Sierra & Pr CC 2015 10.3- All well?
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Thanks you two. That's what I was wondering. There is no hurry on my part. I've got enough computers I'll try it on one of my less used ones. I'll wait on the production ones. Al
Canon C100 Mk I: Sending to TV but not to Pro External Monitors.
by Tim Jones 2 months ago
Hey all, like the title says - I have a C100 that will send feed to a TV but will not sed feed to an external monitor such as a SWIT field monitor. We have 5 of these cameras in our fleet. I have test
Re: Canon C100 Mk I: Sending to TV but not to Pro External Monitors.
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
I assume you mean that the C100s you have, using HDMI, will output to a typical modern TV HDMI input. But they won't to a modern professional monitor HDMI input. Correct Have you tried using a differe
Marshall V-LCD50
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
http: www.ebay.com itm 182298381431 ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Lightly used Marshall 5" Professional Camera Top LCD Monitor. 800x480 LED Backlit display. Professional features
The SD card I was recording sound to corrupted my files.
by Bruno Reis 2 months ago
So, the whole story: I shot a documentary on a DSLR, while using an external recorder + lavelier mic for sound. More specifically, a Tascam DR-40, which records data to an SD card. I filmed 5 intervie
Re: The SD card I was recording sound to corrupted my files.
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
If you want to send me a link to download one of the files, go ahead. I can't guarantee anything, and usually a corrupted file on a card is not salvageable. The fact that someone did recover them but
GH4 4K Wide Angle: Tokina 11-16mm w/ Metabones Speedbooster OR Olympus 12mm MFT Prime???
by Nayeli Garci-Crespo 11 months ago
Anybody out there who has shot 4K on the GH4 with both the Tokina 11-16mm (Nikon mount version) Speedbooster and an Olympus 12mm MFT prime that could tell me how they compare in terms of sharpness, co
Re: GH4 4K Wide Angle: Tokina 11-16mm w/ Metabones Speedbooster OR Olympus 12mm MFT Prime???
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
So how did you work out on this purchase I shoot mainly with the GH4 and the Olympus 12. I love the combination. I have a speed booster but use it with Canon lenses. Al
Adobe put me out of business today - old activation issue
by Rich Brown 2 months ago
Wow, didn't see this coming. I am a small one man business producing Personal History productions - 14 yrs in business. In 2004 I bought the Matrox RTX100 with Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and built an XP b
Re: Adobe put me out of business today - old activation issue
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Yes, the reactivation is a PITA. And it would seem to make sense to be able to code around it, but even that becomes a project that requires a look at cost benefit analysis etc. . Seriously, there may
2009 Mac Pro, Adobe Premiere CS4 running on Win7 Ultimate in Parallels - Capture from FW? Backup? Boot Camp? After Effects?
by Adam Chambers 2 months ago
This is going to be a rather involved post, and I have searched for answers to my question, but I am not seeing it. Here is my situation. What I am running is posted in the subject. I've already paid
Re: 2009 Mac Pro, Adobe Premiere CS4 running on Win7 Ultimate in Parallels - Capture from FW? Backup? Boot Camp? After Effects?
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Let me do my best to help you. Last items first. Acquiring an older version of AE. I would start with eBay. Often they have old versions for sale there. I store all my project files in a folder with t
Switching to Premiere Pro from Vegas Pro
by Derek Charles 3 months ago
I've been using Vegas Pro for 5 years - I am used to using Adobe Lightroom - I wonder should I switch over to using both Adobe platforms and leave Vegas behind Are there any major differences pros con
Re: Switching to Premiere Pro from Vegas Pro
by Al Bergstein 2 months ago
Derek, Alex has a lot of good points to consider. I used Vegas extensively for documentary and other small projects from 2010 to about 2014. I went through a variety of upgrades to it. I used it on a
Needing to convert Betamax tapes to digital...any ideas?
by Al Bergstein 3 months ago
Apparently Southtree does NOT convert Beta anymore. Are there some reputable companies doing it Al
Re: Needing to convert Betamax tapes to digital...any ideas?
by Al Bergstein 3 months ago
thanks guys I found a house in the Chicagoland area, the claims if they do this fairly frequently , at a reasonable price . I am a bit concerned whether or not there may be mold on the tapes they prob
Advice on new recorder
by Paul Campbell 3 months ago
Greetings! It's time for me to step up and purchase an audio recorder, and I'd like to get some opinions from the herd about reliable units under $300. I was considering the Tascam DR-60 until I just
Re: Advice on new recorder
by Al Bergstein 3 months ago
I own the DR 60 myself and think it's a good choice for that price range. It goes through batteries a bit more than the zoom does, but it has a bit better sound quality in my ear then zoom. I would pr
Lots and lots of hard drives
by Rich Rubasch 4 months ago
I've got a client with a pile (hundreds literally) of external hard drives of every shape and size and form. They have camera footage from shoots from years ago, project files with ProRes converted fo
Re: Lots and lots of hard drives
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
Depends on their budget. give them three choices. I would point out that those old drives will soon be unuseable (due to technology change) or dead. So keeping them around is minimalistic and suboptim
Canon XF-100 - Footage extremely grainy, color temperature, and iris issues...
by Tom Laughlin 4 months ago
Hello all, this is my first post here in the Canon section, as I'm user of mostly Sony professional cameras. I have a project where the footage we shot, as shot with the XF-100, and coming from using
Re: Canon XF-100 - Footage extremely grainy, color temperature, and iris issues...
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
Tom, can you post some bits of your footage I assume, given your background and your post, that yes, you probably are right in your assumptions. I have worked with Sony, Canon XF305, 105 and others, a
Alone in Bali! Markiii "recording automatically stopped"!
by Nick Ravich 4 months ago
See below email from my co-worker. He's got a big shoot in Bali tomorrow (given time difference proly today) and needs to get 5Diii recording properly. One important thing - I was the last to futz wit
Re: Alone in Bali! Markiii "recording automatically stopped"!
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
Has he tried, under the wrench menu, to "clear all camera settings " Not sure what "overly hot" means, or whether it's 'overly humid". The camera should not quit due to heat in 2 or 3 seconds, unless
Collaborativ editing
by Robin Erard 4 months ago
Hello, I'm editor, based in Switzerland. My director is based in England, and we can't be together during 3 months. Is it possible to share a project with him in real time, but just for playing. 1) We
Re: Collaborativ editing
by Alan Lloyd 4 months ago
Team Viewer is what I'd try first.
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How to create an "Ingest Preset" for copying and creating proxies
by Duke Sweden 4 months ago
I want to create an ingest preset that I can load into the Ingest settings of a Premiere Pro project, but the instructions on Adobe's site are very vague. I've followed the steps and made a preset usi
Re: How to create an "Ingest Preset" for copying and creating proxies
by Al Bergstein 4 months ago
The ingest preset create function appears to be in Media Encoder. I think you call the created presets in Pr. Maybe you can create them in both or they can be created for one off scenarios in Pr and m
Non-webcam as webcam
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
So totally off forum topic, and I should probably ask this on the Web Streaming forum (and I still might) but there seems to be little to no activity over there, though I'd thought I'd ask in here fir
Re: Non-webcam as webcam
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
Just wanted to let everyone know how this turned out... Because I didn't need really great great quality... I gave this a try. It's a little USB dongle called EasyCap. I bought it on eBay for about fi
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Use XF300 as Skype Camera
by Christopher Hill 5 months ago
Is it possible to use my Canon XF300 as a "webcam" specifically for use with Skype Maybe with some sort of external capture device or converter adapter. I'm open to any solutions.
Re: Use XF300 as Skype Camera
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
todd's absolutely correct that you could run standard DEF out of that 300 via the easy Product. As I mentioned on the other post, I use the easy To capture VHS tape's. It works great. I never thought
Buying a Canon 1D-C in 2016 - mistake?
by Patrick Simpson 6 months ago
I work in corporate video and we're currently shooting with a C100, 5D MkII, and a T3i. We're talking about moving into 4K, so we're exploring the usual lower-cost options - GH4, Blackmagic, Sony. One
Re: Buying a Canon 1D-C in 2016 - mistake?
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
While Blase has some good points, I'd be concerned that you wouldn't be able to match the 5d or C100 (I own a 5D mkiii and C100 myself, and owned a T3i once). The Sony's are great cameras, and I now o
Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by André Mascarenhas 5 months ago
Hi there, I'm a videographer, running my own production company, and I'm looking to upgrade my main mic for interviews. I currently have a Sennheiser MKE600 (I also have lavs, but here I'd like to hav
Re: Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sank
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
That's good to know. Thanks. Al
Audio-Technica AT8024 vs. Rode VideoMic Pro with HDSLR
by Bobby Hall 5 months ago
I'm looking to buy either the AT8024 or VideoMic Pro and I was confused about the audio settings on the Audio-Technica. You can set the dB to 0, -10, and -20, but the Rode has a +20 dB audio boost. I
Re: Audio-Technica AT8024 vs. Rode VideoMic Pro with HDSLR
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
what I meant was that you were using an XY microphone when you clearly seem to be wanting and needing a shotgun mic. that's why you were picking up noise on your recordings from the camera. The recomm
Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Tarik Fouda 5 months ago
Hey Everyone, I just got asked to record sound on a project that is shooting out at sea on a boat. It's going to be very windy most likely, along with other sound issues--birds probably, small waves,
Re: Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
In addition to any advice from the pros here on the best mics for the job, buy yourself a Pelican case to hold it all. One mishap and the price of the case will be more than paid for. I have run a num
Canon 5D MkIII - recording 2 audio channels?
by Grant Peacock 5 months ago
Our shop would normally only tackle a documentary day with our C300's, but a (new) foreign client insisted we film an interview yesterday with two 5D MkIII's (doc in progress with this platform; we're
Re: Canon 5D MkIII - recording 2 audio channels?
by Al Bergstein 5 months ago
I love a puzzle and think I solved this one. I could not understand why your Canon was seeing two channels linked together when it was a mono input. So here's what I think was the problem, for use nex
AVCHD in Premiere Pro CC problems
by Bryce Douglass 7 months ago
I heard AVCHD is supposed to work in Premiere Pro CC. I'm importing the SD Card folder via the media browser. Sometimes it works fine and other times I have frame skips and playback errors. Why does t
Re: AVCHD in Premiere Pro CC problems
by Al Bergstein 6 months ago
Sorry, it's been a while since I read the whole post. I see you do have 2 GBs on your video card. So not sure why there is a problem, other than the notion that the SSD drive could be the factor. As m
Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Ned Miller 7 months ago
Hi guys, Don't know what to do here. I was asked to bid on a three day webcast where my Midwest live videotaping would interact with a west coast, live performing, trade show persona, 9X a day times t
Re: Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Just as a follow up. If the client has dedicated internet at their location, why can't their vendor just supply you another hard wired connection at the site for a day or two Obviously there is capaci
Canon XF300 for Theater work
by Rob Gutermuth 7 months ago
Hi All Just got a pair of xf300 cameras to use for my theater productions that we do I would love to get people's favorite settings for their custom Profiles on using these can you record without one,
Re: Canon XF300 for Theater work
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Without getting into any depth here, the white balancing and picture matching is going to be a bit tough with those cameras, because the sensors are very different. My experience at trying to match no
Old Video recorder - Anyone have the installation software?
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
just trying to use the old USB video recorder for some low priority transfers. Does anyone have the installation bits so I can see if it runs on today's Mac OS Al Al
Large File Migrations in OS X
by Will Duncan 8 months ago
After coming up short on some searches, I wanted to open up a simple discussion about file transfers in OS X. What is the fastest and most reliable tool for migrating large volumes of data with OS X O
Re: Large File Migrations in OS X
by Al Bergstein 8 months ago
I haven't thought about this in awhile, so your question raised my curiousity. WHile we wait for a person using a better sync tool to show, have you tried http: www.freefilesync.org Not sure what it's
Record audio directly into 7D mkii vs. 5D mkiii
by Joe Castiglioni 9 months ago
I am going to be recording a side freelance project and I want to record audio with the video as cheaply as possible. I'm planning to either rent a 7D mark ii or borrow a 5D mark iii from a friend. I
Re: Record audio directly into 7D mkii vs. 5D mkiii
by Al Bergstein 9 months ago
I haven't recently seen a test (did you search Youtube ) but I've owned both cameras, and felt that the audio into the 5D mkii was superior. As an example, this is recorded with a relatively lower end
Thunderbolt Networking suddenly not working, USB network & WIFI fine
by Al Bergstein 9 months ago
Anyone experienced a sudden loss of the ability for their Mac to not be able to run TB networking It was working yesterday on home network. Brought it to hotel and received 10Mbps non filtered feed. W
Looking for inexpensive camcorder. Tips?
by Nathanael Rebmann 10 months ago
Hey everybody, student filmmaker here, and the people on this site have been indispensable. To the title of the post, I currently own a Canon t2i, which has been great. But I'm trying to do more docum
Re: Looking for inexpensive camcorder. Tips?
by Al Bergstein 10 months ago
GoPro Al
Collaboration Agreement - Question on International Arbitration and jurisdiction
by Al Bergstein 10 months ago
I've just had an opportunity to work on a possible project with an author of a book that we both would like to try and turn into a film (documentary). The current verbal agreement we have decided on i
Re: Collaboration Agreement - Question on International Arbitration and jurisdiction
by Al Bergstein 10 months ago
Thanks Nick. Yes, I'm generally of the same point of view. It's not that I don't have trust in my possible partner, but that we just want to make sure that we have something in writing that protects b
Photo & Video sharing - professional and otherwise
by Bob Cole 10 months ago
After having tried several alternatives, I use Dropbox (paid version) for sending rough cuts & stills to clients. It works well. Just this week, a client and a colleague (different people) used Google
Re: Photo & Video sharing - professional and otherwise
by Al Bergstein 10 months ago
I currently am storing most everything on Smugmug (paid pro version). Very flexible. And if you have family members who like to get actual prints from shots, Smugmug has a brain dead way to have them
Canon 6D Live View / Video Cuts off intermittently due to motion, maybe? troubleshooting ideas?
by Tim Duggan 10 months ago
Hi y'all, I'm new to this forum, but couldn't find anything about this issue here or anywhere else for that matter. I may just be out of a primary video camera, but I figured I'd look for an answer on
Re: Canon 6D Live View / Video Cuts off intermittently due to motion, maybe? troubleshooting ideas?
by Al Bergstein 10 months ago
My best guess is that it is a repair issue. You've done a good job trying other options short of sending it in. Canon is luckily one of the better companies for repairs, and I would contact them and s
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