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Bob Cole

Have enjoyed being part of the D-Vision, oops, "edit" community, now happily learning the Mac side oflife.
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camera advice x2, continued
by Bob Cole 9 hours ago
My main cameras: Sony EX-1R and Sony FS7-m2. I love the EX-1r and I respect the FS7. I am probably going to sell the FS7, as most of my jobs do not demand its level of sophistication, and it is harder
Re: camera advice x2, continued
by Blaise Douros 8 hours ago
I'll second the A7III. Very capable, has UHD, and with the addition of the K1M or K2M, you can get two channels of XLR inputs. Slow motion in HD at up to 120 fps. SLog2 and 3 if you need it, otherwise
Ripple Training for 15
by Bob Cole 5 days ago
Ripple Training has three new titles on Resolve 15, basically a "what's new in 15," deep color correction, and Resolve 15 "101." I'd appreciate advice as to which would be the most appropriate for me.
Re: Ripple Training for 15
by Declan Smith 5 days ago
I have been using Resolve for color grading for two years and only switched to using resolve for my editing workflow, earlier this year. I have never looked back and I use resolve for everything (almo
Loved then, loathed now: 70's and 80's movies seen in today's light
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Molly Ringwald's talked about what time has done to her and John Hughes' oeuvre. You can point to a lot of films from the 70's and 80's and what was just funny or unimportant then, can seem horrific n
Re: Loved then, loathed now: 70's and 80's movies seen in today's light
by Bob Cole 2 weeks ago
re "Great Films" that you no longer consider great: I didn't see your list in your post. Maybe I should have said "Great Films that I don't honestly enjoy watching." It's like going to a Shakespeare p
Rich Text boxes / background in front of second Rich text box?
by Mark Palmos 3 weeks ago
Hello all, I am learning DR and am trying to make a series of titles where I have two different text elements on the title as well as a background. If I choose the "L Lower 3rd" Title and then add tex
Re: Rich Text boxes / background in front of second Rich text box?
by Bob Cole 3 weeks ago
Can you share the solution with the rest of us Bob C
Lighting a room for green screen
by Alan Balch 4 months ago
I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to best light a room for green screen. The room I'm trying to light is 10' wide, 20' long and 10' high. My main question is whether or not I should try t
Re: Lighting a room for green screen
by Bob Cole 3 weeks ago
Mark Suszko " I like the peaks on the chroma screen at around 80 IRE units " I wonder what you mean by that, Mark. Peaks I thought it was all supposed to be even. 80IRE I thought the chroma screen wa
Sachtler Touch-n-Go 16 plate problems
by Bob Cole 4 weeks ago
I have two of these plates, and noticed recently that one of them wobbles on top of both my Sachtler 18 and my separate "Sachtler Sandwich Touch & Go Adapter." Both plates used to work just fine. One
This article is a brilliant piece of work and the video is well worth watching...
by Ronald Lindeboom 3 months ago
https: bigthink.com philip-perry 47-of-jobs-in-the-next-25-years-will-disappear-according-to-oxford-university Check it out. It is a worthwhile article on the fast changing future... Best regards, Ron
Re: This article is a brilliant piece of work and the video is well worth watching...
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
Ron, eight days ago I had deep abdominal surgery via Da Vinci - and a human being. The day after surgery, he stopped in my room, and I told him about this debate. Yes, he said, the machine can record
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Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
Admin note: This was originally posted as part of a thread on another topic, but seemed worth elevating as its own discussion here. Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old
Re: Why change the COW?
by mark cookman 4 weeks ago
Hey Ron, hoping all well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the behind the scenes info and when you mentioned the WWUG - found myself logging in rather than just lurking. I wonder how many folk like me are
Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old codebase" I know this is an aside, but I hope you keep the "view posts by thread" option. I'm curious as to why you would want to ch
That same old question...
by Eric Santiago 3 months ago
It seems to pop up every so often here and other apps. How do you folks deal with projectors and media players I get to see my work maybe once or twice a year in public venues so experience is lacking
Re: That same old question...
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Eric Santiago "I was cringing all night watching it :P" I can relate. Back in the days of 2" tape... I had a documentary premiering on the local PBS station prior to a national airing. The capstan on
Backups and Archives
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
I've only had a computer die on the cusp of a deadline once. But the scars are still there. So I would like to know how best to backup a Resolve project, preferably from someone who has had a catastro
Re: Backups and Archives
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Tero Ahlfors "Also instead of guessing you could check out the manual." I get that, but I was looking for a real-world example, from someone who'd actually done it. I will now diligently look at the
BlackMagic eGPU
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
Anyone know if this works with the 2013 Mac Pro Running D700 64GB RAM.
Re: BlackMagic eGPU
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
Eric Santiago "smiling since now it pushes me to buy a new system." Me too, but I want to hear whether the new MBP's keyboard issue has been resolved. eGPU or not, and apart from the keyboard issue,
Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Well this board has been painfully slow, and I was just doing a repair in the studio which brought to mind a question I've been wondering about for years and years... so I thought I'd bring this up...
Re: Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
Now you're messing with my head. And just yesterday I finally figured out why Republicans are red. Bob C
simple financial software for Mac
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
After many years of using a very basic version of Quicken on a PC, I'd like to move my recordkeeping to a Mac. Does anyone have a recommendation for a SIMPLE app, which will enable me to record busine
Re: simple financial software for Mac
by Nick Griffin 6 months ago
I've been happy with Quickbooks for several years. My accountants are happy getting info from it for us as well. CAVEAT: Although I thought at one point QuickBooks said it could import Quicken files f
app to find available wireless frequency
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
I'm looking for a smartphone app which can help determine the best frequencies for wireless microphones in a given location. When I have access to the internet, I use Sennheiser's website (for the U.S
Re: app to find available wireless frequency
by Dan Gelter 6 months ago
Take a look at Wavetool. Mac & iOS only. Not cheap, but when you work a lot with radiomics, you'll like something like this: http: wavetool.fi There's also RF explorer, a much cheaper, handheld device
Forum for Sony FS7 questions
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
I have noticed that there is not that much activity on this forum for my PXW-FS7 questions. Has anyone another online forum where I can find more people willing to share their experience with this cam
Re: Forum for Sony FS7 questions
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
Thanks for the dvinfo suggestion. The Facebook page looks pretty useless, unless I'm on the wrong one. The Sony page reappeared this week, and then disappeared again. VERY odd. Bob C
Sony FS7 audio problem
by Marc Weakley 8 months ago
Hi there. Today I have noticed a problem with audio. I plug one wireless receiver into Channel 1 (XLR), and perfect audio. I plug the next receiver into channel 2 - a hiss is introduced to both channe
Re: Sony FS7 audio problem
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
and thanks for that information! Bob C
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 7 months ago
With the fast and furious updates to Resolve, BM has been 'winning' NAB for a number of years now, but that show floor success doesn't seem to be turning into a boatload of new customers using Resolve
Re: 'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
Great thread, people. I have a tendency to stick with what I know: film on a Steenbeck, then D Vision Pro Edit, and currently FCP7. For me, moving to a new NLE is like entering a marriage. You have to
How much footage?
by Greg Ball 10 months ago
How much HD 1080P footage can 32GB SD cards hold in a EX1 I always thought it was 2 hours. But I've seen something saying 100 minutes. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ball
Re: How much footage?
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
That is my experience as well, at HQ1920 30P. Other HQ settings change the capacity very little if at all, but if you record in SP as opposed to HQ, you'll get more recording time. Bob C
Sony XDCAM - EX & Related
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
I've always been puzzled by the lack of posts about the Sony FS7 on the COW. It is an extremely widely-used camera, yet the COW's FS7 activity does not reflect its prevalence. I've had to turn to anot
Re: Sony XDCAM - EX & Related
by Ronald Lindeboom 5 months ago
Your wish is our command, Bob. Thank you for the suggestion. It's now done. Best regards, Ronald Lindeboom CEO, Creative COW LLC Creativity is a process wherein the student and the teacher are located
Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
Does Resolve enable the creation of closed captions Bob C
Re: Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
Thank you very much for helping with this confusing issue. Now for the ibuprofren bottle.... I think Joseph is right about this "world of hurt." Bob
Family business question
by Mark Suszko 8 months ago
A little off-topic, maybe. I'm working on a script about a guy marrying into an already-existing, successful family business, and I'm looking for insights into the social and inter-personal dynamics o
Re: Family business question
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
Michael Corleone to Carlo (paraphrase): "Admit what you did. Don't be afraid.... C'mon, do you think I'd make my sister a widow " CUT TO: Carlo getting strangled in car. OTOH, there are probably examp
Trending freelance
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
Is anyone else seeing the trend toward a higher percentage of freelance workers in both post and production, directing and writing, than staff We have seen even our larger corporate in house slim down
Re: Trending freelance
by Bill Davis 7 months ago
There's also the economic effects of the "digitization" of labor in this era. It was at least 4 years ago, I was reading about how an editor friend in LA, works till 5pm, then his files go up to the c
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Bob Cole liked this 7 months ago
3d Flag version 3
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
I need some legacy software - specifically version 3 of 3d Flag - to update an old project. Zaxwerks isn't answering the phone this afternoon, and I'm in a bind, so I thought I would ask: does anyone
LED complement to Kino Flo Diva
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Remember: there are no stupid questions.... I've been using a Kino Flo Diva to light interviews, but I sometimes need to light both sides, interviewer and interviewee. I've been using tungsten sources
Re: LED complement to Kino Flo Diva
by Roger Martinez 8 months ago
Hi Bob, do you know these LED panels - http: www.velvetlight.tv - made by VELVETLight They are pretty awesome: different sizes, battery supplied, waterproof, ... Perhaps you can find one that fits you
What would you do?
by Greg Ball 8 months ago
Happy Monday everyone. So here's a different situation. I know you've all heard about the tragic bridge collapse in Miami this past week. We were hired by one of the construction partners to shoot and
Re: Follow-up What would you do?
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
And remember... by mentioning this on the COW, you've already told the world about the footage. "Talk to an attorney." Good advice, but don't waste time or money talking to anyone but a specialist, im
Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Ben Edwards 2 years ago
I have a kit of 3 Ianiro Lilliput 650w open faced lanterns which have served me well but would like to change them for Fresnels so I get more control. Was wondering if I should go for something like t
Re: Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
John - After using the ReLamps for another year, how do you feel about them now Have they held up Bob C
How to best light agricultural workers in the field
by Bill Sparkes 9 months ago
I've spent quite a bit of time reading various threads here, and researched various lights I could find online. Haven't found what I need so posting here. I'm in the process of documenting (video, not
Re: How to best light agricultural workers in the field
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Nice shots. I don't think you need any advice about lighting or exposure - or any reflectors or other folderol. I really wouldn't change a thing about the way you're shooting. Especially if you add lo
Reading Waveform on Set
by clyde villegas 1 year ago
How do you locate an object in the waveform monitor I know that the you need to look on the x-axis, but how about its position on the y-axis For instance, if I need to know the IRE of my subject s shi
Re: Reading Waveform on Set
by Vince Becquiot 1 year ago
If you need to isolate an object, you might have to get creative. Have the subject wave his her hand over it for example. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
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Good Portable LED light kit
by Kevin Gonzales 8 months ago
Hey Creative Cow Community: Want to replace my old Lowel Tota light set. I am looking for the best possible LED light kit (3 to 4 lights total) that throws well with a good CRI and can run on batterie
Re: Good Portable LED light kit
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
I like the Tota's too. That puts us both in the uncool club. But they really do throw out the light. I use them when I have to go somewhere by airplane; I put them in Chimeras and have beautiful, soft
Good lighting training
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
Anyone recommend any good tutorials on creating nice cinematic lighting Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Good lighting training
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
I second this question. Although Mark is right to advocate studying the greats, it would also be fascinating to learn just HOW the lighting effects are achieved. I often freeze frame a shot on TV to l
testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
In film days, it was very common to check for "hair in the gate." Now, I want to verify that I have no dust specks on the sensor. No matter how careful you are when changing lenses, stuff happens. Do
Re: testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Thanks! I don't understand exactly, how Scopebox would help me. Can you please explain Bob C
which band for wireless?
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Given the regulatory changes in the U.S., which frequency ranges are more likely to stay safe for wireless recording 470-516 or 516-558 Thank you. Bob C
Re: which band for wireless?
by Eric Toline 8 months ago
All the wireless systems will be from 470MHz to 608MHz with a small opening at 940Mhz with power restrictions to 50mw output The newest ones will be wide band meaning no specific blocks. Much like you
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Bob Cole liked this 8 months ago
pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Barry Rubin 9 months ago
I was filming an interview a week ago and I kept hearing a popping sound. What do you think caused this and how would I fix it Here is a link to part of the interview. https: www.youtube.com watch v=n
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Re: pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Usually it's not a pooping sound -- more likely a farting sound. Bob C
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Black magic support for Video assist with SDI
by Alex Forsey 2 years ago
Pardon my ignorance if this is actually a silly question. I've just bought the black magic video assist monitor and after connecting my sdi cable to sdi connection on monitor it is now stuck. I can't
Re: Black magic support for Video assist with SDI
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Canare L-2.5CHD 3G HD-SDI Cable with 1.0 2.3 DIN to BNC Male Connectors The DIN end (the thin end that connects to the Video Assist) has a locking mechanism. If you hold the whole thing you can't pull
Blackmagic Video Assist File Name
by Bob Cole 10 months ago
Can you assign a file name or number (On my Video Assist, the file number resets when I change cards. Can be very confusing in post!) Or, can you set the Video Assist so that it uses the same filename
60 Minutes interview lighting
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Here are four production stills of the Stahl-Trump November 2016 interview, from CBS 60 Minutes. The two large keylights appear to be custom designed; how do you think they were put together and rigge
Re: 60 Minutes interview lighting
by Erik Anschicks 11 months ago
Not totally sure since they look to have a homemade corplast box built around them, but my guess is they are probably something like a litemat or one of the longer flex light units from Westcott or Al
case for FS7
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
How are you carrying your FS7 around I'm using an old Betacam case but would like to find something that enables me to keep at least the lens and handgrip attached. Ideally small enough to carry on an
Re: case for FS7
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Hi Blaise, Leslie: Thank you. I'm looking for a case I can take on the plane, or in a vehicle. I'm willing to remove accessories for the sake of a smaller case; the Porta Brace "RIG" allows you to kee
LED double-ended bulbs for Mole-Richardson NookLite, Lowel Tota-Light
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
Has anyone experimented with replacing their tungsten double-ended bulbs with LED If not (and I haven't found one), is this just a matter of not being able to fit enough LED bulbs into that form facto
Re: LED double-ended bulbs for Mole-Richardson NookLite, Lowel Tota-Light
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Erik Anschicks "not much in the way of ventilation in those units and a heat sink module would be pretty impractical" Thanks Erik. You are absolutely correct about the design issue. I have found one
Interview filming suggestion
by Justin Toney 1 year ago
I'm not sure where this goes on the Forum but I am filming some interviews for a show. I want to do like they have on some of the reality shows where the camera jumps from one focal length to a much c
Re: Interview filming suggestion
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
Matching those cameras might be tricky. More power to you if you can do that. You could also simply ask the same questions several times and film with different zoom settings. You could either be upfr
FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I get it: FCP7 is going away at last. But very often I have to open up an old FCP7 project simply as a means of tapping my archive of old graphics and clips. When a client asks about an old show and w
Re: FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Great points. Sure, .xml is a help, and holding onto an old Mac is a smart idea. But there are a couple of problems. 1. For an archive, keeping the bin structure is important. 2. I have hundreds of FC
knock-off lenses?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I've been searching for prime lenses for a 4k camera, and have noticed a supplier whose prices are about 25% less than B&H. They are not an authorized dealer. Two questions: 1. Should I walk the other
Re: knock-off lenses?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Thank you. I will test, which I should do in any case. I contacted the distributor, who informed me that the vendor was legitimate, even though they were not listed as a dealer on the website. I still
the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
sorry - I was wrong about 80+ people - it was more like 40 people whom Watson replaced.
Don't you hate it???
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Just an exasperated rant I thought I'd share... We're prepping for a big location shoot tomorrow... and found this little blue screw in the bottom of the main camera case... It's not too unusual for s
Re: Don't you hate it???
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Todd, thank you so much! I lost a blue screw while browsing this website - please send it asap. Bob C
Video quality for broadcast
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
There was an interesting thread here about some Osmo footage being rejected by a network's QC. Do you know of any studies of the major drone camera makers, which would rank the quality (and broadcast
Re: Video quality for broadcast
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Sorry - I was referring to normal b-roll, not extraordinary one-of-a-kind documentation.
How do you label your drone shots?
by Michael Tyas 1 year ago
I'm self-trained in drone videography. While I feel confident that my shots are professional, I'm lacking the language to label keyword them in my editor for easy retrieval, or to communicate with a t
Re: How do you label your drone shots?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Good labels would be very helpful, not only in cataloging shots but also in directing the path of the drone. With limited flight time good pre-visualization will be valuable. OTOH... improvisation is
DVD director's commentary
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I've been using streaming rather than DVDs for awhile, but I just watched a DVD with a director's commentary, and realized how interesting that can be. Have you found a particular DVD commentary more
Re: DVD director's commentary
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
My favorite commentaries are from Spielberg. He really takes you inside the world of film and provides lots of interesting knowledge to the film buff. Mike Cohen
Tripod Tilting Problem
by Nick Karner 1 year ago
Hi everyone. I have Manfrotto MA055CX3 carbon legs and a 501hdv fluid head. I shoot a lot of shows and I'm usually center in the auditorium. For a while now, I've had a weird problem. If I'm shooting
Re: Tripod Tilting Problem
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Your tripod head is not level. The head itself is probably tilted up, but you are using the "tilt" feature of the head to bring it down. When you are pointing straight ahead, it looks level. But it is
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