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Bill Paris

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July 6th 2006
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Warning: Problem with Seagate 1TB Portable USB Drives and Transferring Media from New MACPRO
by Bill Paris 4 years ago
This is not a specific FCPX topic, but thought it might help many FCPX Users working on new Macpros I've been using the inexpensive Costco Seagate 1TB drives to send clients footage and backing up on
Re: Warning: Problem with Seagate 1TB Portable USB Drives and Transferring Media from New MACPRO
by Bill Paris 4 years ago
Thanks Doug, I'll give that a try. Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew Hawaii Television www.crewhawaii.com
Warning: Issues with Seagate USB3 Mini Drives and the 2014 MAC PRO 8 Core with OS 10.9.5
by Bill Paris 4 years ago
I wanted to pass something along that I've discovered.... I've been using the inexpensive Costco Seagate 1TB drives to send clients footage and backing up on my own drives (Gtech Mini Drives) as a bac
Re: Warning: Issues with Seagate USB3 Mini Drives and the 2014 MAC PRO 8 Core with OS 10.9.5
by Tim Jones 4 years ago
Bill, double check your settings when you partition the drive. I use a number of these with no ill affects. My drives are formatted as ExFAT, though for cross platform compatibility. The only change I
Sony S-280 HDCAM Record and Playback Deck
by Bill Paris 4 years ago
Selling my Sony S-280 HDCAM Deck.... excellent working condition. Priced to sell at $10,000 Please let me know if your interested and I'll send you photos and more information. Thanks, Bill Paris (808
Fujinon HA 4.5X13 HD Wide Angle Lens and Fujinon HA 7.5X20X Lens For Sale
by Bill Paris 4 years ago
Selling my Fujinon 4.5X13 Wide Angle lens with 2X Extender. Glass is perfect... a little wear and tear on the exterior, but excellent lens. Priced to sell $6000 or best offer. Also selling Fujinon HA
Sony PMW-500 XDCAM Camera with C30 WR Color Viewfinder and SXS Cards $12,000 or best offer
by Bill Paris 4 years ago
I'm selling my Sony PMW-500 camera with the SONY HDVF-C30WR color viewfinder. The camera was never rented, owned and operated by myself and set up by Macie Video Services. It's in very good condition
Sony PMW-500 Won't Power Up - Flashing Screen and All Lights in VF
by Bill Paris 5 years ago
I have a shoot tomorrow and when I tried to fire up my PMW-500 all I got were blinking lights and a flashing screen in the view finder.... no power to the rest of the camera. Ive tried with the AC Pow
Sound Devices 442 Audio Mixer $1200/obo
by Bill Paris 5 years ago
Sound Devices 442 Audio Mixer - completely inspected and serviced by Sound Devices. (Over $400 of work done) Works perfectly... excellent mixer! If interested please contact Bill at (808) 383-6811 or
FCP 10.1 Renames My Files Upon Import
by Jeff Krieger 5 years ago
Why is FCP 10.1 renaming my .mov files when I import It's renaming it from "MVI-6175.mov" to "2014-05-09 17_36_10 (id).mov". I don't want this. I want the original file name. Thx.
Re: FCP 10.1 Renames My Files Upon Import
by Bill Paris 5 years ago
Jeremy, Thank you for your help, I'll give these a try and let you know if I can make it work. Thanks again! Bill Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew Hawaii Television www.crewhawaii.com
Opening FCPX 1.0 Project Backup in FCPX 1.1
by Bill Paris 5 years ago
I edited a FCPX 1.0 Project on my 2008 Mac Pro running Mountain Lion and backed up the FCPX Project file before my Raid 0 with all my media crashed. I'm in the process of moving over to a new Mac Pro
Re: Opening FCPX 1.0 Project Backup in FCPX 1.1
by Bill Paris 5 years ago
Thanks Jeremy and Bret, By placing the backup project file in the old "FCP Projects" and FCP Events" folders located on a backup drive over to the new TB drive .... "Updating Projects and Events" via
K5600 200w Joker Two Light Kit with Extras
by Bill Paris 6 years ago
For Sale: K5600 200w Joker Two Light Kit with Extras Includes: 2 - Joker 200 HMI Light Fixtures with Bulbs 2 - Ballasts 2- Head Feeder Extensions 2- Extra Small Chimera Bags with Speed Rings 2 - Lens
Sony HDW S280 HDCAM Portable VTR
by Bill Paris 6 years ago
For Sale: Sony HDW S280 HDCAM Portable VTR.... in excellent working condition. Used for several projects to upload HDCAM footage via Kona 3 and a couple of aerial shoots. Operating Hours: 1860 Drum Ho
Looking for a Good Insurance Company - Liability and Equipment
by Bill Paris 6 years ago
Greetings, Any recommendations for a good equipment and liability insurance company I'm currently using a local agent who doesn't really get the production business and due to his age (In his 80's) ge
Re: Looking for a Good Insurance Company - Liability and Equipment
by Richard Cooper 6 years ago
We use Heffernan Insurance Brokers out of LA. One call and she takes care of everything... quick, easy and painless. Complete DICE Production insurance including General Liability, Owned Equipment cov
Timeline Playback Stopping?
by Bill Paris 6 years ago
Has anyone experienced playback control via the spacebar or the menu stopping I'm editing and suddenly all playback function is gone. I'm not doing anything unusual.... in order to get playback functi
Re: Timeline Playback Stopping?
by Bill Paris 6 years ago
Thanks, I'll give this a try next time it happens Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew Hawaii Television www.crewhawaii.com
How much should I charge to produce a documentary for someone?
by Sebastian Schmid 7 years ago
Someone wants to hire me to film edit a documentary about their life. I already know how my travel food expenses will be covered. Equipment is also covered. But should I charge by the hour Or make a g
Re: How much should I charge to produce a documentary for someone?
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
Sebastian, One more way to look it..... most camera ops, DP's etc in my market usually charge a day rate based on 10 hours.... if you usually charge $30 per hour, I would say charge $300 per 10 hour d
Interference From Block 26 UM400a Lectro Mixer to Camera Sends
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
I'm a DP with the following audio package: Sound Devices 552 with Lectro UM400a sends to a Lectro SR receiver on the camera. I recently added 2 Block 26 Lectro SMQM transmitters and a Block 26 Lectro
Re: Interference From Block 26 UM400a Lectro Mixer to Camera Sends
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
Thanks Ty.... I'll try to sort this out with their tech support team. Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew Hawaii Television www.crewhawaii.com
Very Slow SXS UDF File Transfers via Sonnet Thunderbolt SXS Adapter
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
I'm getting very slow transfer speeds via the Sonnet SXS thunderbolt card reader when transferring UDF files from SXS cards to USB3 and or FW800 portable drives through my brand new Non-Retina MBPro w
Re: Very Slow SXS UDF File Transfers via Sonnet Thunderbolt SXS Adapter
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
Robyn, Sure enough I didn't have the UDF driver installed on my new MBP...... dooooh! The folks at Sonnet were very helpful.... operator error! Thanks, Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew
Canon 5d Mark III "Unsupported Image Format" Camera Raw Files in Aperture 3.2.2
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Just got in my Canon 5d Mark 3 .... took some stills (RAW) and tried to import into Aperture Ver. 3.2.2. Downloaded all the software from the Canon CD... Running Lion version 10.7.2 .... Not sure why
Re: Canon 5d Mark III "Unsupported Image Format" Camera Raw Files in Aperture 3.2.2
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
James, Thanks for the info and the links.... guess that is the problem with being an early adopter. I hadn't read anything about the RAW files being different, so I was confused. I see they have the u
Can You Export from FCP to SXS for Play-out from PMW-500?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
I have a up-coming shoot I will shoot via my PMW-500 in XDCAM 422 HD and edit via a Mac Book Pro in the field. We will also be receiving highlight footage in XDCAM 422 HD which will be included in the
Re: Can You Export from FCP to SXS for Play-out from PMW-500?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
We're feeding the final edit to Europe via satellite after the Ironman in Kona Hawaii, we will edit on a laptop as soon as the race ends and will feed when our turn comes up, There will be a SAT truck
Fresh FCP X / Lion install on partitioned drive?
by Mark Dobson 8 years ago
I'm about to follow the advice of David Roth Weiss of partitioning a fresh drive in my MacPro and installing FCP X and Lion on it to see if it cures the dreadful instability I've encountered running F
Re: Fresh FCP X / Lion install on partitioned drive?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Mark, "So are you using FCP X as part of your production workflow yet " No.... just playing around with it at this point. My initial take is that I like it about as much as I liked Imovie...... not ve
Apple quote
by Geoff Dills 8 years ago
Found this gem in an article about Lion having quotes from the book of Jobs: "Here s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see
Re: Apple quote
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Thanks Chris.... for a minute I thought it was completely misunderstood! Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew Hawaii Television www.crewhawaii.com
FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Maybe there's a power shift going on over at Apple and the "Consumer Guys" are becoming more in control.... hence "Imovie Pro" Imagine buying the next version of Photoshop and having the UI completely
Re: FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
I don't think anyone would say that FCP-7 and the previous versions of FCP were perfect editing platforms, but it was the tool many editors spent the last decade learning with the assumption the progr
What Do we Do now? How Do you Feel?
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Okay So, THis program has been out for awhile now and SOME questions have been answered, I was very angry when this was released and I vented on the iMovie X Forums, But what I realize now is that I w
Re: What Do we Do now? How Do you Feel?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Tried FCPX for the first time today and felt more and more angry the more I used it...... Editing for 30 years in broadcast, I learned the FCP UI from version 1 and was hoping FCP-X would have the sam
Skiing shooter
by Mark Alexander 8 years ago
I'm trying to line up referrals before posting as a job listing and so I thought I'd start in this forum and go from there... Is there anyone here who knows or can recommend a skiing shooter (is there
Re: Skiing shooter
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
One suggestion...... Call the ski resorts in the area and contact their marketing departments. They should know the best guys, since they probably use them for their b-roll packages and commercials. B
Overnight hours shooting rates
by Greg Ball 8 years ago
Just wondering how you all deal with shooting video overnight, say from 9PM to 6AM. Sometimes a client does not want to close their retail business for a shoot, and risk losing sales. But from my pers
Re: Overnight hours shooting rates
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
As a small production company that often does overnight shoots, I had to throw in my 2 cents. My take on this: If your calendar is open and your not having to say "no" to any shoots the following day,
System Crash when esta Raid Connected
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Every time I plug my esata raid in my system crashes. I replaced one of two drive enclosures the other day due to a power supply failure. The original drive enclosure was a 5 bay SATAMAX from Promax,
Re: System Crash when esta Raid Connected
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
Jeremy and David, I may have found the problem..... it turns out when I installed the new drive enclosure I used the cable that came with the unit...... the problem: the ESATA cable that came with the
Smooth Cam problem
by Jean-Paul Lemont 8 years ago
Hello I have had some problems with using the smooth cam effect in FCP. When the effect is applied, on my computer screen everything looks just fine but when burned on a DVD and played on TV, a proble
Re: Smooth Cam problem
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
I wonder if the problem could be due to the compression of your camera files Before my problem with the XDCAM EX files I had only used Smoothcam on HDCAM and BETACAM footage and never had problems. An
Kernel Panic-Due to Raid Tower Compatibility?
by Bill Paris 8 years ago
I purchased my edit system via PROMAX: Mac Pro with Dual quad 3ghz Intels Kona 3 Card and a 5 TB SATAMAX Raid that consists of two towers with 5 drive bays (500 gig per) The other day the power supply
XDCAM 422/50mbs 720p Overcranked Clips not Importing into FCP 7.03
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
I shot footage with a Sony PMW-500 in the XDCAM 422 50 mps mode at 720p 30(29.97) over 60(59.94) overcranked to get slo mo footage. The problem I'm having is XDCAM transfer program (ver 2.12.0) is tel
Re: XDCAM 422/50mbs 720p Overcranked Clips not Importing into FCP 7.03
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
Chris, After posting the same problem on the PDW camera site I've come up with some answers for those with the same problem. 1. You have to have the latest Snow Leopard update from Apple for 720 suppo
Sony PMW500 XDCAM Files Not Loading Into Avid
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
My client uses AVID and can't export XDCAM files we shot on a PMW-500 by using the XDCAM Browser. The files were recorded on SXS Cards transferred to a GTECH Mini Drive in their original form from the
Re: Sony PMW500 XDCAM Files Not Loading Into Avid
by Jeff Greenberg 9 years ago
What version of Media Composer Best, Jeff G
XDCAM Files From PMW-500 SXS Card Not Exporting Into Avid
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
My client uses AVID and can't export XDCAM files we shot on a PMW-500 by using the XDCAM Browser. The files were recorded on SXS Cards transferred to a GTECH Mini Drive in their original form from the
Re: XDCAM Files From PMW-500 SXS Card Not Exporting Into Avid
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
Ian, Thank you so much for your response.... I'll pass this on to my client and let you know how it works out. Thanks again! Bill Paris Producer Director of Photography Crew Hawaii Television www.crew
CBS Billing Issue
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
We recently did several jobs for CBS that required hiring crew and gear. I sent the bill in as usual ...... When the bill was paid it was processed as payroll with W2 taxes deducted. When I questioned
Re: CBS Billing Issue
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
Vince, Thanks for your input, I will definitely be changing over to a S-Corp asap for the reasons you mentioned. Received some additional feedback from CBS this morning telling me that the reason they
Independent Contractor Agreement
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
Has anyone found a good "boiler plate" for a television production Independent Contractor Agreement I have a large job coming up that I've coordinated for many years and need to establish the working
Re: Independent Contractor Agreement
by Ned Miller 10 years ago
I too have many IC agreements I had to sign as a DP that I can fax you. Go to http: www.nedmiller.com or http: www.bizvideo.com and hit the email button. However, I personally know that IC agreements
24 frame judder
by Bryan Maslin 10 years ago
I'm aware of the risks posed with excessive motion when shooting 24 frame images. I just shot a commercial where the client asked for some moderately quick pans and tilts. It all looked smooth in the
Re: 24 frame judder
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
Bryan, Another thing you need to check..... are you viewing 23.98 footage in a 29.97 timeline If so, you will see bad frame judder. Edit the footage in 23.98, then use a good hardware based card ie Ko
time lapse with 3700
by Fermin Branger 10 years ago
Hi, we're going to shot some landsapes time-lapse clips and I'll like to know about other interval recording experiences to get fluid sunrises, morphing clouds down in a valley, etc Thanks Fermin Bran
Re: time lapse with 3700
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
Fermin, I've found 1 frame per second a good place to start. The clouds have a very fluid natural look at that rate as long as the clouds are moving 10-15 mph. You can always speed up the footage in p
HPX 2700 - SD Option?
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
I'm looking closely at the HPX 2700, especially with the trade in offer from Panasonic..... but there's one thing holding me back.... The lack of SD recording. I still have clients, including ABC News
Re: HPX 2700
by Bill Mills 10 years ago
Jeff, I see you have the 2700. I'm considering transitioning from my HPX3000 to a 2700 for frame rate issue, etc. How has acceptance been for your 2700 from Discovery, NGT, BBC etc. Still have my tape
Construction Project HD Documentation
by Greg Ball 10 years ago
I have a potential client looking to have us shoot and document a long term construction project. They'd like us to provide a 2 person crew to shoot meetings on an escalating scale as the project move
Re: Construction Project in HD
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
Greg, A couple of additional thoughts: 1. Travel - 1 2 Day per travel day, plus costs is usually fair. 2. FCP Training - Lynda.com will set them up enough to get started and answer more difficult ques
client not paying - need advice!
by DeAnna Villalobos 10 years ago
Hi - I am a freelancer who provides services relating to video,photography & design. This is a fairly new venture for me as a fulltime business and I am learning the ins and outs. Unfortunately, I am
Re: client not paying - need advice!
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
DeAnna, Great advise from everyone. I would just like to add a couple of thoughts. 1. Make sure your communications are all in writing from this point on. Perhaps send an email outlining the steps you
UM400a/SR Dual as Camera Link-Hybrid VS IFB Mode
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
I recently purchased a Lectrosonic SR Dual Channel Receiver with 2- Lectro 400a transmitters to use as a camera link from my Sound Devices 442. Currently everything is operating in the default "Hybrid
Re: UM400a/SR Dual as Camera Link-Hybrid VS IFB Mode
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Ty, Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give them a call tomorrow. I did a little test today with both transmitters and receiver in Hybrid Mode. The IFB receiver was able to pick up the transmitters if se
Varicam vs. HDX900 - Business Perspective
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
I own a F900 package with editing capabilities, but I'm getting more and more requests from networks and production companies for DVCPRO HD. I was considering buying a used Varicam since it's usually
Re: Varicam vs. HDX900 - Business Perspective
by James Mulryan 11 years ago
Here are my two cents: Just as the DVX 100 brought high quality SD imaging to the masses, the HVX200 brought a high quality HD format, DVCProHD to the masses. Having shot with the HVX for close to thr
Canon J11ex4.5BIRSE or Fuji A13x4.5BERM?
by steven matthews 11 years ago
Hi, I would like to buy a wide lens for my Panny SDX900 as I always seem to be wedged in some lab trying to fit-in all 6 inventors with their contraption, etc, etc! As a stills photog, very recently m
Re: Canon J11ex4.5BIRSE or Fuji A13x4.5BERM?
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
I own the Fuji 4.5 X 13 HD lens and love it. I used to be a Canon only guy, but have changed my tune. The new fujinon HD Lenses are great! The Canon lenses are also great...... I think at this point i
Compressor - "Quicktime - Error 0" Message
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm outputting a one hour show to DVD for proofing by the client and receiving a "Quicktime Error 0" message after about 10 minutes into the encode. Here's my specifics: Hardware: Power PC Ma
Re: Compressor - "Quicktime - Error 0" Message
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Daniel, Thanks for responding to my post....... yes I do have a few clips that I purchased from a stock footage site that were HDV and one 23.98 clip that may not be properly converted. I'll play arou
Image Buzzing in Detail Areas after Burn from HD to SD
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm burning a preview DVD of a project I'm editing and having problems with buzzing in the fine detail areas of the picture. The footage was shot using a F900 in 29.97 at 30PSF.... captured a
Drive/Raid Crash?
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Hi Guys, Major problem...... I'm in the middle of a one hour HD special edit when my 2- 2.5 towers (5TB) PROMAX ESATA drives stopped behaving.....Here's the message I get from Disk Utility. Verify and
Re: Drive/Raid Crash?
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Rich, As a matter of fact ..... after off loading 2.5 TB of data, we ran Disk Warrior and sure enough that seems to have solved the directory issues. I did have one crash after running it, so I'm stil
Audio Popping from Kona 3
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm getting a popping noise coming from the Kona 3 that disappears when I turn on my HDCAM Deck. I've tried disconnecting the audio, SDI, RS422 cables and it still comes through, but when I t
Re: Audio Popping from Kona 3
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Bob, Thanks for the information. I was just reading your article on the Gen 10 and realized this is the box I should get. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me and everyone else on the forums! Bil
HDCAM 29.97 30p Downconvert to 16X9 SD
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
I hope this isn't off topic As many of you know , some of the networks are shooting SD 16X9 and up rezzing to HD or broadcasting SD 16X9 for a "HD look". Rather than going out and buying a SD camera w
Re: HDCAM 29.97 30p Downconvert to 16X9 SD
by Bill Paris 11 years ago
Chris, Thanks for your input as well...... I now realize the "Squeeze" mode is the anamorphic mode, so I have both options up and running. Thanks! bp
HVX200-Harpertown/Leopard Mac Pro Glitch?
by Bill Paris 12 years ago
Just got my new 3.0 Harpertown Octacore system running Leopard with a Kona 3 Card from ProMax. I'm having an issue that has confounded tech support and everyone else..... think it might be a software
Re: HVX200-Harpertown/Leopard Mac Pro Glitch?
by Bill Paris 12 years ago
Richard, Thanks for the info...... nice video lesson on drives! I'll double check to make sure no other drives are plugged into the bus and see if the camera mounts properly. My other Mac Pro did have
leap of faith
by grinner hester 12 years ago
It's no secret I tend to burn out every few years or so. It because I put all that I have into whatever it is I am doing. Sooner or later, though I hate to admit it, that always runs out in the profes
Re: leap of faith
by Bill Paris 12 years ago
Rich, Yes I am THAT Bill Paris..... great to hear from you! Please conact me via email so we can catch up. billparis@mac.com
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