Started film production business in 1978. Went from Betamax to 1" Type C to independent producer. Avid editor since 1991, Turbocube, Discreet Edit* then Final Cut. Corporate, Entertainment, Commercial and Training. Shoot with Aaton LTR54 (well, n... [more]
Started film production business in 1978. Went from Betamax to 1" Type C to independent producer. Avid editor since 1991, Turbocube, Discreet Edit* then Final Cut. Corporate, Entertainment, Commercial and Training. Shoot with Aaton LTR54 (well, not much anymore!), Sony PDW F350, DVX100 and DSR300 cameras.
Panasonic GH3 Camera Cage FS by Ben Kupfer 6 years ago Purpose built for the GH3, it has a funny name, Swedish Chameleon SC. It's a great little cage with lots of options for adding accessories yet, it's quite compact and functional. I bought it new at BH
Zacuto items for sale by Ben Kupfer 6 years ago I'm selling my Zacuto mounting system. All pieces in excellent condition. Zacuto Universal Base Plate V3 with 12" rods lists on the Zacuto site (on sale) for $560. now. Sell for $250. Zacuto Double Mo
Sony SLT A99 DSLR for sale by Ben Kupfer 6 years ago I'm selling my (almost new) Sony DSLR. It's an amazing camera in many ways. Shoots 1920X1080 at 60, 30, 29.97, 24, 23.98fps, has a dedicated XLR audio module, clean HDMI output and has a very clean, l
Zacuto Camera support items for sale by Ben Kupfer 6 years ago I'm selling my Zacuto mounting system. All pieces in excellent condition. My needs have changed. Zacuto Universal Base Plate V3 with 12" rods lists on the Zacuto site (on sale) for $560. now. Sell for
UltraStudio 3D output by Marty Vermillion 8 years ago I am trying to set up Blackmagic UltraStudio 3D with FCP X via Thunderbolt on an iMac running Lion. My main use for UltraStudio is output via SDI to a monitor. I downloaded the 9.2 Beta Desktop Instal
Re: Re: by Ben Kupfer 8 years ago Ha! No... .had a question, found the answer and then tried to delete my post... duh... didn't work, just deleted the question...
Sony NX5, some files corrupting on SD card by Nigel Wilson 8 years ago Hi guys, really keen for your help as it's doing my head in! Bought a Sony NX5 in November 2011, along with two 32GB SD cards (A-data, class 10). I did a few 'test' shots at my house to test workflow
stills not visible in source monitor by Ben Kupfer 8 years ago I'm fairly new to PPro. Running CS5.5 on MacPro with BMD Decklink card and I can't see my still image files in the source monitor. I can't preview them before import and after import they load in and
FS100 internal ND? by Rick Diamond 8 years ago I read a post in another COW forum that said the NEX-FS100 does not have internal ND filters If this is true, I find it to be a major oversight ommission on Sony's part. I was at NAB for the demonstra
Re: FS100 internal ND? by Ben Kupfer 8 years ago It's the shallow flange depth on the camera. The sensor is just too close to allow built in ND between it and the back plane of the mounted lens. I own one and it's a fantastic camera. I also use scre
Deck Link Studio external playback problem by Ben Kupfer 9 years ago Just installed Decklink Studio in my Mac Pro. Latest drivers downloaded from BMD site. Everything works great in Final Cut my primary edit software but I cannot get it to play out to an external plasm
Sony XD CAM import flaky?? by Itamar Kool 12 years ago Working with Sony XD CAM for the first time. Importing from the PDW-U1. Installed the transfer utility. Two problems: Transfer utility quits frequently and the clips show up twice in the browser. Can'
Re: Sony XD CAM import flaky?? by Ben Kupfer 12 years ago I've experienced the same problem. The easiest (not elegant) solution is to delete the clips from the browser and re-import the files from their folder on your raid. Don't need to import from disc, ju
compressing native XD Cam HD to SD? by alan 12 years ago Can anybody clue me in on the right export method of exporting a native XD Cam sequence of 1440 X 1080 24P to a standard def 4:3 Quicktime file with letter box Do I use Export using Quicktime Conversi
Re: compressing native XD Cam HD to SD? by Ben Kupfer 12 years ago Unfortunately, you will run into another issue. FCP does not add the proper pulldown cadence for an XDCAMHD 24p timeline and any motion footage is going to look strange on an SD timeline. I found this
Sony XDcam PDW-F350 or Panasonic HPX500 by Peter Dorr 12 years ago I can buy both cameras without lens at around the same price point. Initialy I prefered the Sony, but given some great enthousiasm on the panasonic I am strongly in doubt now. I am rather neutral on
Re: XDCam/DVCProHD Bit rate by Ben Kupfer 12 years ago I was going to respond to this thread in general, but Nigel, your previous response sums up my feelings better than I could have written. I too owned the HVX200 and couldn't get past the P2 workflow a
XDCAM HD and FCP6 Woes by Mark Maness 12 years ago I am having troubles with exporting XDCAM HD. I'm exporting 1080i60 (35m bps). My issue seems to be that we haven't had the time to fully convert over to XDCAM HD and Motion 3 doesn't do non-square pr
Re: XDCAM HD and FCP6 Woes by Ben Kupfer 12 years ago OK, I did it right the first time. I had opened up 5.1.4 that I have on another mac, copied the proper name convention, loaded it into the presets and restarted. BUT, when I try to transfer my footage
QuickTime File Size by Jeff Jeffares 12 years ago Just wondering if you guys are having the same problem w FCP 6 that I am. When I export a QT as a reference file (not Self-Contained), the file is the same size as a Self-Contained QT and takes the sa
Re: QuickTime File Size by Ben Kupfer 12 years ago I have just experienced this problem today. Right after I updated my software to the current patch. A seven minute timeline is over 5Gb. I'm thinking it's the update.
Axio SD by Ben Kupfer 13 years ago I'm selling my Axio system and have it listed in the classified forum. Please check it out. Thanks Ben Kupfer email@example.com
Best Workflow by Ben Kupfer 14 years ago What is currently the best way to get footage shot from the camera into a Matrox Axio system Firewire directly from the camera through the Axio BOB works but when in the field that's not an option. An
Re: Best Workflow by Ben Kupfer 14 years ago Barry, I didn't realize you could copy the contents folder back onto the P2 cards. While it is limiting, it would be one way of getting all the info onto Axio without file conversion.
Importing from P2: Error by Shane Ross 14 years ago OK...so I have a G-Raid with all the P2 raw data card downloads...nicely separated into individual folders: Artillery 1, Artillery 2, Battle 1 and so on. And in each of these folders is the CONTENTS f
Re: Importing from P2: Error by Ben Kupfer 14 years ago I transferred from the camera direct to my laptop via firewire. Clip properites are listed on the each thumbnail clip in the camera... That's how I discovered I had my setup different in FCP from how