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Bob Cole

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simple financial software for Mac
by Bob Cole 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 1 month 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 6 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 2 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 3 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 2 months ago
and thanks for that information! Bob C
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 2 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 2 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 5 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 2 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 2 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 2 weeks 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 2 months ago
Does Resolve enable the creation of closed captions Bob C
Re: Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 2 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 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 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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3d Flag version 3
by Bob Cole 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Change the default format on the Deliver page
by Duke Sweden 3 months ago
As you know the Deliver page defaults to Quicktime. Is there a way to change the default to, say, MP4, which is the format I render to 99.9% of the time It's just a minor inconvenience to change it bu
Re: Change the default format on the Deliver page
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Duke Sweden "Well Wasn't that idiotic of me! ! ;-)" Tough crowd! If you want to see some stupid questions, just wait until I get started. Wait, I already have.... Don't look me up, please. Okay, here
Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Ben Edwards 1 year 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Barry Rubin 4 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 3 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 4 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
Mac choice for Resolve 14
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
I've read the manual, which offers specific computer advice, but I'd like some independent advice from someone who has used Resolve with the iMac, iMac Pro, and MacBook Pro. I've given up trying to us
Re: Mac choice for Resolve 14
by Marc Wielage 4 months ago
A lot depends on what kind of performance you expect from Resolve. In my opinion, even the recent MacPro laptops and iMacs are just not fast enough or expandable enough to do much. The iMac Pro can de
Blackmagic Video Assist File Name
by Bob Cole 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 7 months 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 7 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
shoulder-mount Sony FS7m2
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
There are quite a few shoulder mounts out there for the FS7 -- too many to try them all. So I'm wondering whether anyone has found a good way to shoulder-mount the FS7. I tried the Zacuto Pro Baseplat
Re: shoulder-mount Sony FS7m2
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
Thanks Michael. I see the pic on your Vimeo page. Is that the mount Bob C
FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 8 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 9 months 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 12 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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
Release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6
by Peter Chamberlain 1 year ago
We are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6. This is a no cost update for existing customers and you can download from https: www.blackmagicdesign.com suppor ... and-fusion Please
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Peter Chamberlain "With v14 you can edit audio at sample level" That is fantastic. Is that in the Edit pane or do you have to be in Fairlight World
NY Times Daily 360
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Take a look at the NY Times website for their "Daily 360." I'd like to hear what you think of it, technically, esthetically, and in terms of potential for clients. Bob C
Re: NY Times Daily 360
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
and... if you search for "Antarctic Dispatches site:nytimes.com" and choose the link titled "Miles of Ice Collapsing...", then navigate to the second section, you will find an amazing immersive video
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
best forum for camera talk
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
There are COW forums for various camera brands. I'm in the market for a 4k camera, and would like to ask questions that cover several makers, specifically Blackmagic, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony. Which
Re: best forum for camera talk
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Thanks Gary. Very helpful! And to think this all started with the Instamatic my big sisters gave me for Christmas when I was ten.... Loved that camera! Bob C
Is this allowed by the COW's code?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Only because I am worried about him, I have been trying to contact someone who lives several thousands of miles from me, in another country. He and his wife showed me great hospitality when I was in h
Re: Is this allowed by the COW's code?
by Tim Wilson 1 year ago
Hi Bob, Of course it is! Also, if you want to drop me a note offline, I'll try to contact him directly with the address we have on file. We never give out anyone's address, but I'd be happy to let him
Studio version - free with what?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Is there a list of Blackmagic products which come with a "free" copy of Resolve Studio 14 Bob C
Re: Studio version - free with what?
by Joseph Owens 1 year ago
Its usually a higher line of cameras and of course the "full" panels. jPo, CSI "I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.
A milestone, of sorts....
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
I just wanted to take a sec to share a little good news with my friends in the B&M forum. Hopefully I will sound at least a little bit humble and grateful, and not braggadocios, as that is what I trul
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Re: A milestone, of sorts....
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Congratulations, Todd. And thank you for sharing your experiences and insights so generously. Your success couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I always enjoy your posts. And yes, you are an extremely tale
State of the art in monitors?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
To the lucky (and tired) ones who are just returning from NAB: Did you notice a new "sweet spot" in production monitors Portable, 15-17" range, accurate color, SDI component HDMI inputs, LUTS, light w
parfocal incompatible with autofocus?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I've been holding off buying a 4k camera, even though there are several great models, because of the cost of a good zoom lens. I thought I'd found the ideal solution: Sony's18-110mm e-mount for the FS
Re: parfocal incompatible with autofocus?
by Gary Huff 1 year ago
Bob Cole "How does the AF work here " I usually have the AF set to "Face Detect" for interview situations. The C300 Mark II's sensor size is the equivalent to 35mm motion film, so we're not talking a
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Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Jack Steiner 1 year ago
I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I have no idea, Jack, what studio rates in Europe run. I don't even know whether the 9-hour day is common in Europe. But here are some thoughts: 1. I'm sure you've thought of this, but I'm sure studio
LinkedIn Question
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
I know some (many ) of you are LinkedIn users. I am a cursory user of only the mildest degree, so I had a newbie question... When a person sends you an invitation, and you decline it, does that person
Re: LinkedIn Question
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
And Shane was correct - I never got any indication from Linked In whether you had declined or ignored the invitation. Your former friend, Bob
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