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Bill Willins

Produce Vail Home Show , tour of Vail's most expensive homes. Corporate and promotional video work. 20 years experience
Member Since:
January 1st 1970
240 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Wolcott, CO USA
Canon kit for beginner
by Ashley Davis 6 years ago
Hello, I'm a semi professional photographer (more so cameraman) but could use some advice for my brother who is buying his first DSLR kit. I've advised him to go for the Canon 60D as I think its most
Re: Canon kit for beginner
by Bill Willins 6 years ago
Hi Ashley. I've got a lightly used 60D that is in mint condition, with original boxing etc. If you are interested let me know at bwbeta@mac.com and I can send you more detailed info. We can figure out
Shooting from helicopter with an DSLR
by Lykkelige Larsen 6 years ago
I see there is need to update the discussion about how arial shots from helicopters can be done using DSLR's. In my case I will either be using a 7d or a 5d and as I'm mostly working on low budgets re
Re: Shooting from helicopter with an DSLR
by Bill Willins 6 years ago
Few things I've learned shooting video from helicopter without gyro. It's damn hard. Shoot as wide as possible, rig something like a bean bag to rest camera on. And hope your on a smooth flying choppe
Canon 6D test video footage
by Bill Willins 6 years ago
Just wanted to let you know that we took the Canon 6D out for an afternoon of video shooting, you can see the footage here. http: www.youtube.com watch v=PdKb0EVuy30
Re: Canon 6D test video footage
by Bill Willins 6 years ago
Thanks Paul. For really sweet motion I am looking forward to getting something like a Kessler dolly. For me, the ability to shoot professional stills and HD video on the same camera is priceless. Sure
FCPX 10.0.6 , how to media Import video only ?
by Bill Willins 7 years ago
On the latest FCPX release 10.0.6 when you import using the cool new Media Import window .... is there a way to tell FCPX to import video only ( no audio ) from within this window Thank you.
Re: FCPX 10.0.6 , how to media Import video only ?
by Bill Willins 7 years ago
Your right Brett, forgetting to turn off "video only" and them importing my next clip the same way because I forgot to turn it back on ..... is something we've all done. Thank everyone for your input.
checking levels field monitor, false colors
by Bill Willins 7 years ago
Two questions please. I am in need of a small external HD monitor that I can mount on my Canon 60D. I have been looking at a company called "SmallHD" monitors...good choice or not Also they say you ch
Transparent bar behind lower third text
by Marc Morel 7 years ago
Good morning all, I'm presently subtitling a clip and need a simple transparent black bar behind my lower third white text. How can I achieve this I've tried putting a rectangle "shape" from the Gener
Re: Transparent bar behind lower third text
by Bill Willins 7 years ago
Once you get a lower third box and text you like, simply copy and paste when you need to re-use it, then you can go in and readjust type or parameters, this speeds things up. You don't need to re-crea
Premiere Pro: H264 v ProRes
by Paul Chamberlain 7 years ago
Hello. Long time reader, first time poster. I work at a post-production company who are contemplating moving from FCP7 to Premiere. This is due to FCPX not really coming up to the standard we expected
Re: Premiere Pro: H264 v ProRes
by Bill Willins 7 years ago
Hi Paul. We were very happy with FCP 7 editing Canon DSLR footage .... bit I have to tell you, at first I was very reluctant to try FCPX .... but now I love it. It's wicked fast, automatically encodes
Wide Angle tests with Canon 60d
by Marco Falcone 8 years ago
Hey guys, Heres a montage tribute I did yesterday that I'd like to share with you. Please excuse the editing, as I just threw it together in two days. I wanted to test wide cinematography with the 15-
Re: Wide Angle tests with Canon 60d
by Bill Willins 7 years ago
Hi Marco. It's great that your out there shooting ... editing and improving your photography skills on a regular basis. Nice footage & music. If you can find a song about "mean nuns who whack students
Timelapse problem with Canon 60D
by Greg Nosaty 8 years ago
I'm having a problem with my 60D and a Vello ShutterBoss intervalometer. When I set it to 1 second interval it will shoot 4 frames at 1 second intervals and then pause 2 seconds and then repeats. When
Re: Timelapse problem with Canon 60D
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
I've been shooting large sized Jpegs with no issues , also tried he 1 min interval without any problems. Good luck, keep us posted. BW
Reconnecting media from one drive to another
by darian noel 8 years ago
I edited a project from a flash drive which became defective. I then ejected it and plugged in an external hard drive that had the same files on it, with all the same file names. However, it will not
Re: Reconnecting media from one drive to another
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
Darian.... if you re-name the new drive with the "exact" same name as the original drive ... FCP will think it's the same drive and all you media should be there. BW
what lens would be good for me?
by Alex Vallin 8 years ago
I have the kit lens (18-55mm) and im looking to upgrade to a wide angle lens.The issue is im having trouble deciding.ive been looking at getting the canon 10-22mm but im getting the idea that not havi
Re: what lens would be good for me?
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
I bought the Sigma 10-20mm f 3.5 EX DC HSM for $650 about a year and a half ago. I use it for architectural interiors and video footage on Canon 60D, which is not a full sensor camera. Couldn't,t be h
A little advice please...
by Chris Barnes 8 years ago
So I am at a point were I either need to invest in better lenses, a better camera or switch to a camcorder as opposed to DSLR. Can you please take a minute to look over my workflow and take a look at
Re: A little advice please...
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
I think you would greatly benefit from the HD little portable GoPro's camera. http: gopro.com products gclid=CKnP6abcq64CFcPAKgodSynhPw
FCP & Thunderbolt Pegasus R6
by John Moore 8 years ago
I am having no end of problems with a Pegasus R6 RAID on my brand new iMac. Running 10.6.8 and FCP 6.06 (so I can connect to existing edit suite) IMac and Pegasus set up only two weeks old and drives
Re: FCP & Thunderbolt Pegasus R6
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
You bring up a good point Jason ... people need to be aware that these drive arrays require a heck of a long time to initialize ... no plug and play here. It took my drives 18 hours of initializing be
When buying a MacPro tower was No Brainer. Now what? Versus MBPro, iMac
by Jane Q Public 8 years ago
This subject was bounced around about a year and half ago. Seems a great deal has changed with product speed and capability, it would be really helpful to revisit the subject and I'd appreciate any in
Re: When buying a MacPro tower was No Brainer. Now what? Versus MBPro, iMac
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
If its any consolation, I too faced this exact same dilemma a few months ago. I never thought I would edit on anything but a MacPro. But I needed a new computer now, not in six months.so I purchased t
cant get my canon5d footage in the right format, as everyone i do seems not to work
by suzanne schreve 8 years ago
Hi, I set my canon5d on 1920 1080 24 fr - i convert my files through mpeg streamclip to either Apple Prores 422 (HQ) 1920 1080 unscaled - i have also tried XdCam HD 1080 p24 (35 mb Vbr) and set the se
Re: cant get my canon5d footage in the right format, as everyone i do seems not to work
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
sorry Suzanne ..... I know that people are doing this with Steamclip ... so search these forums some more, it may simply be that your software is too old to pull this off. good luck BW
Canon Log & Transfer not working Lion / FCP7
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
New iMac came with Lion .... FCP 7 seems to working well, however Canon's Log & transfer utility doesn't seem able to see my Canon EOS media files any longer. Any ideas Error message reads " WARNING"
Re: Canon Log & Transfer not working Lion / FCP7
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
ah ha .... got it Phil. I had downloaded& updated the correct driver .. however somehow it never loaded properly on my system, So this morning after some sleep , I simply went back and reloaded the dr
best computer for FCPX
by Bill Willins 8 years ago
Shooting with Canon MarkV , editing for resort TV, and corporate not national broadcast. I've always had a dedicated MacPro desktop for editing , but I want a computer with Thunderbolt and am getting
Re: best computer for FCPX
by Matthew Celia 8 years ago
I'll echo Matthew. I just picked up the 27" iMac and it's the best Mac I've ever owned. Easily much faster than my 8-core and 12-core mac pros at work (at least for editing). I think a large part has
Sony NXCAM (HXR-NX5) major (?) problem
by Adam Welz 10 years ago
Hi All I am one of the first normal mortals to have received a new NXCAM (HXR-NX5U, pre-ordered and received into my hot little hands on Friday 5 Feb). The cam's serial is 110136. I've been shooting r
Re: Sony NXCAM (HXR-NX5) major (?) problem
by Bill Willins 10 years ago
Hi Daniel .... looked at your footage on Vimeo , looks great. I am very interested in this camera, however can you explain the workflow with AVCHD & FCP 7 . Thank you.
will new laptops ship with Snow Leopard right away ?
by Bill Willins 10 years ago
I'm buying a new laptop next week , and am wondering if all MacBook Pro's will ship loaded with Snow Leopard after Friday Somebody at Apple told me that they will clear out existing inventory with Tig
Re: will new laptops ship with Snow Leopard right away ?
by Steven Lambion 10 years ago
My friend was able to call up Apple and order a new Macbook Pro with Snow leopard pre-installed for Friday. There is no online ability for this though.
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