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Andrew Stone

In Advertising & Design for 20 odd years after moving into camera operation, video production and filmmaking.
Member Since:
December 9th 2008
88 Posts
Location:
Bowen Island
H.264 Pro Recorder Test
by Jack Welten 8 years ago
Hello People, is it possible to show what the H.264 Pro can do Could the few H.264 Pro Recorder owners put some tests on youtube or elsewhere, including source (HDMI, Component etc), the (auto)set bit
Re: H.264 Pro Recorder Test
by Andrew Stone 4 years ago
From the SDI Out on the BM Cinema Camera you should be able to take that video stream and simply connect it to the H.264 Pro Recorder. Note, you will be recording into a computer via the USB cable fro
Recommended NanoFlash Format
by Glenn Walton 5 years ago
Wondering if anyone in CC land has some recommendations experience for a job I'm doing this weekend. Cam op is using NanoFlash and has a variety of formats. Basically an on-camera delivery with some b
Re: Recommended NanoFlash Format
by Andrew Stone 5 years ago
I would counsel you to use the .mov format regardless of platform, unless you are editing in AVID and even then the MOV format is essentially NLE agnostic. One of the beauties of the nanoFlash and why
Problem Moving project from Mac to PC
by Ben Edwards 6 years ago
Hi, my mac has gone down, but luckily I did an export from Resolve at the end of lest session. I have moved media to PC drive (using HFSExporter) and imported the project into R10 (it was originally R
Re: Problem Moving project from Mac to PC
by Andrew Stone 6 years ago
Ben, You should try out "Calibrated Q MP4-EX" by Calibrated Software. It is essentially a tool that allows you to rewrap the XDCAM-EX files so it can be read by DaVinci Resolve. The tool is crude but
Resolve 9.1- Missing Avid MXF Codecs in Deliver?
by John Burkhart 7 years ago
Hi Guys, We seem to have lost most of the Avid MXF codecs in "deliver" in 9.1. All the Avid codecs are 1:1 only, which takes up a hell of a lot of space. I'd like to use resolve to output proxies in d
Re: Resolve 9.1- Missing Avid MXF Codecs in Deliver?
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
The lite version. 14 presets come up for DNxHD: 720p 8 bit to 1080p 444. -Andrew
p7x79 motherboard configuration
by Nicholas Coleman 7 years ago
Hi, I am currently running DaVinci Lite (hope to upgrade this year) on win7 with a p7x79 motherboard and a intel 3820k quad-core @3.6 Ghz and a single quadro 4000 for GUI and processing. What I'd like
Re: p7x79 motherboard configuration
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Focus on getting TWO GPUs for the machine. You cannot double up display functionality with image processing. Quadro 4000 is good for the GUI, the card in slot one. I would suggest, the GTX 580 "Classi
cudart64...dll missing Resolve on Windows won't run
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Have a Windows box following BM recommended parts for a Resolve machine. Of note are two video cards: Quadro 4000 as UI card and GTX 580 for processing. I have the latest drivers installed, 301.42 but
Re: cudart64...dll missing Resolve on Windows won't run
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Hi Rohit, Thanks for the quick response. When each issue came up I performed a proper uninstall before installing anything else. When I had the issue with the dll in 8.2.2, I did not have 9 beta insta
Codec workflow with DaVinci Resolve 8.2.x on Windows when source is XDCAM
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Presently finishing the software install a PC workstation centered around servicing DaVinci Resolve production work among other things. Much of the material I will be working with will be XDCAM or Pro
Re: Codec workflow with DaVinci Resolve 8.2.x on Windows when source is XDCAM
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
On the Mac side, I almost always converted source files to ProRes using Compressor. Recently, after moving from FCP to Premiere Pro CS 5.5, I began using Adobe Media Encoder but it would often fail ha
Going to invest in a new windows based DaVinci Resolve computer
by Jon Stokke 7 years ago
Hi, I'm currently going to buy a new windows (Windows 7, 64bit) based resolve computer, first time I'm investing in my own workstation. It'll be built from scratch myself. I've been reading up on diff
Re: Going to invest in a new windows based DaVinci Resolve computer
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
I do not know if the card will work, however, from a troubleshooting perspective, I would leave the BM Card out of the computer until you have determined whether or not the card will work. If you foll
Something big for XDCAM July 26?
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
Something big for XDCAM July 26 http: pro.sony.com bbsc ssr micro-xdcam
Re: Something big for XDCAM July 26?
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Sounds like something significant but there are so many things that could drop from successors to the EX line, to a 4K recorder to the FS700, to a professional EVF purpose built for the F3. Anyone's g
ATI 5770 and Premiere Pro CS6
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Well someone has managed to get their iMac with a newer onboard ATI GPU to work with PP CS6. http: scruffythinking.com notes 2012 5 8 mercury-playback-and-the-27-imac.html Has anyone with an ATI 5770
Re: ATI 5770 and Premiere Pro CS6
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Hi Aaron, I heard from enough people that the implementation of Open GL (CL) is still tentstive in PPro CS6 that I didn't bother. I'm going the PC route with a GTX 580 or equivalent. -- Steadicam & Ca
New Mac Pros next week!
by Jim Wiseman 7 years ago
Apple Insider, MacRumors, and 9to5Mac are all calling for the update to the Mac Pro next week at Worldwide Developers Conference. Model numbers and prices (AU) have leaked. One is to have server funct
Re: New Mac Pros next week!
by Andrew Stone 7 years ago
Jan, Agree with you 100%. I was on the verge of purchasing a custom built PC running 64 bit Windows 7 to run Resolve, Premiere Pro, etc after having been on Macs since '89. Threw in the towel with App
FCP Plugins in Premiere Pro
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Simple question do the majority of FCP plugins "just work" in Premiere Pro CS 5.5 I am going to be moving from FCP to Premiere. -Andrew
Re: FCP Plugins in Premiere Pro
by Ann Bens 8 years ago
Simple answer: nope. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro
H.264 Pro....dropped frames?
by Scott Francis 8 years ago
How can a hardware encoder drop frames Already disliking this unit...running a dual core laptop with 4GB ram and Windows 7 64 bit and it runs at 97% CPU....any help would be appreciated... Thanks Scot
Re: H.264 Pro....dropped frames?
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Scott, How are you hooking into the unit Are you using the HD-SDI port or otherwise. Please be specific. There have been other complaints of dropped frames. The developers need to have specifics to tr
Best HAnd Held camera for two hour take.
by Sean Simms 8 years ago
I'm looking for the best HD camera that can be hand held for a two hour video that will be done in one shot. The operator will be moving around in an apartment with a lot of actors.....like the "Russi
Re: Best HAnd Held camera for two hour take.
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Right tool for the job says this is a Steadicam job. Full stop. You should pony up the dough and hire a local Steadicam Operator who is either in film school or just out. You want one with a rig that
H.264 glitchy video and some experience with the device so far
by Mark Brunkhart 8 years ago
I was pointed to these forums by BlackMagic tech support today. We are very interested in getting the ProRecorder device working as advertised, and it's been a bit of a challenge. We're almost there,
Re: H.264 glitchy video and some experience with the device so far
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Here are the links to the beta versions for Macintosh of the apps with the links "fixed". Desktop Video (beta as of August 10th): http: seeds.blackmagic-design.com H264ProRecorder DesktopVideo_8.2.1rc
Where are we TODAY?
by Rick Fromet 8 years ago
So, here's our situation we're in, in the real world, as of today... We are in the process of hiring 2 new editors, and need to buy them software laptops. We are a FCP house with 9 FCPS licenses. So y
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Re: Where are we TODAY?
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Thanks again for your input Dennis. I have built many a PC over the past 15 years with exception of the last 4 when I made a conscious decision to spend more time using creative tools than being singu
Deal Breaker Issue with Bitrate range for web ready video production -- H.264 Pro Recorder
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Hello Blackmagic People, Received the H.264 Pro Recorder. Lots of things to like about it but I have come across something that is going to seriously hamper it's adaptation for producing web ready vid
Sales of FCPX/ share price
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
As sales of this product drop away, how will Apple respond More EOL software Watch the toxicity of this direction. Has anyone plotted the share-price of Apple these past weeks Cheers Alexander
Re: Sales of FCPX/ share price
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
It is coincidence. I follow Apple stock closely... The stock had gone way down well below "resistance" as the stock people call it, on the 21st. The markets that day had a significant rebound and if y
Best FCP X review to July 1st
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
In my mind this the best & most complete review of FCP X to date. Larry Jordan will be envious... http: youtu.be -JBZXQV7hTI -Andrew -- Steadicam & Camera Operator
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Re: Best FCP X review to July 1st
by Chris Harlan 8 years ago
I don't think Larry would exactly be envious, but it was fun to watch.
Risk and failure
by Mike Parfit 8 years ago
It's always bothered me that we -- humans in general -- have a hard time accepting that stunning creative risks, which are so highly praised when they succeed, are inevitably accompanied by occasions
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Re: Risk and failure
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Chris, You really have to drop this argument that this is all about FCP X being too much like iMovie. The majority of us are concerned that Apple has presented itself as being incompatible with the bu
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My thoughts on the FCPX FAQ
by Richard Harrington 8 years ago
For me, the FAQ was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately it raised more questions. Please add yours to the comments and I'll see if I can get them in someone's hands. http: blogs.creativecow.n
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Re: My thoughts on the FCPX FAQ
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Chris the film industry operates like an organism. If there has been a major form of cell disruption, the anti-bodies will remove it. Goes something like this... Major production houses go through a p
Graphics Card Upgrade for 2008 Mac Pro
by Ryan Walker 8 years ago
Hello friends, I was told by the all mighty App Store that my graphics card is not compatible for FCPs due to it not being Open CL capable. I have a 2008 Mac Pro Current Card:ATI Radeon HD 2600 What g
Re: Graphics Card Upgrade for 2008 Mac Pro
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Thanks for that Chris. Brings a lot of clarity to the matter of GPU utilization. I was only vaguely informed on CUDA. This clears it up. At this point if I am going to get yet another video card it wi
LHi audio settings for system sounds
by Jason Brown 9 years ago
I have my Mac Pro system sounds pushing out of the LHi via XLR to my mixer...but there is a large disparity between the volume coming from FCP and if I use "quicklook" for an audio file in Finder. Adj
Re: LHi audio settings for system sounds
by Andrew Stone 9 years ago
Hi Jason, I assume you mean a traditional mixer with buses, sends and then output to a set of monitors speakers. Do you have an audio interface, like one from MOTU or Presonus or the like Sounds like
shoulder/hip support for EX1 - extended hand-held shooting
by Rick Wise 11 years ago
Any recommendations based on first-hand experience a support system for the EX1 for extended hand-held shooting Rick Wise director of photography Oakland, CA www.RickWiseDP.com email: Rick@RickWiseDP.
Re: shoulder/hip support for EX1 - extended hand-held shooting
by Andrew Stone 11 years ago
Actually that rig does work. Philip Bloom on his blog refers to it as "the elcheapo" shoulder rig. Of the midrange stuff I have found the "Media Rig" to be very good but it harness rig makes you HIGHL
EX-3 setting recommendation
by Ronnie Martin 11 years ago
Most of my shooting with the EX-3 is automobile dirt racing. Most of the time it is at night. The lighting varies as the cars go around the track. Some of the tracks have dark spots and light spots. T
Re: EX-3 setting recommendation
by Andrew Stone 11 years ago
On a strictly theoretical level, I would lean towards SP 1080 60i on the EX3 as this is closest to the Z1U but and this is a big but since you are doing potentially fast moving stuff to experiment wit
kata cc 197/195 bag for EX-3
by Ronnie Martin 11 years ago
I have been looking for a carry on bag for my EX-3 for a while now and narrowed it down to the Kata CC 197 or 195. Anyone have experience with the EX-3 and either of these bags Also I have the trolley
Re: kata cc 197/195 bag for EX-3
by Andrew Stone 11 years ago
The CC-197 will definately accept the Trolly. The bag will run vertically which is good. The 197 is significantly longer than the 195 allowing you a lot more room for accessories, batteries, mics, win
EX3 Firmware update?
by Chris Stevens 11 years ago
I was under the illusion that Sony were going to release a firmware update for the EX3, which would sort out the focus issues. Anyone have insight as to when we can expect it G5 dual 2.7, OS10.5.1, 4G
Re: EX3 Firmware update?
by Andrew Stone 11 years ago
Someone who posted in another forum having repair work done by Sony was told a firmware update should be available (from Japan) within a few days placing the release around December 19th. No word from
Macro and Zebras on EX1
by Michael Moser 11 years ago
I've got two questions relating to the EX1 that weren't covered in any of the training DVD's. 1. Is the macro focus only available in the servo-manual focus mode (with the ring pushed forward) 2. It s
Re: Macro and Zebras on EX1
by Andrew Stone 11 years ago
Good question as zebras are often assignable. On the EX series from what I can tell "Zebra 2" is fixed at 100 so you have a reference to keep the highlights in check. and Zebra 1 is floating adjustabl
Add EX-3 or second EX-1?
by Clint Fleckenstein 11 years ago
Since I've found plenty of good opinions and suggestions here, I thought I'd throw out this question for y'all. We're finding the transition to HD pretty smooth so far and are looking to use our XDCAM
Re: Add EX-3 or second EX-1?
by Andrew Stone 11 years ago
I feel strongly David got it right in summary. This the big focus between the two. In terms of immediate benefit I would say interchangable lenses is a biggie and not just using expensive Fujinon or S
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