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Bob O'Brien

Independent producer since 1987, primarily corporate.
Member Since:
August 12th 2003
289 Posts
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Which Rokinons to buy for my FS7
by Bob O'Brien 2 months ago
Since the Super35 sensor has a 1.5X crop factor on full frame lenses, for my FS7, I am wondering if I should buy: 1) A set of APS-C Super35 lenses with a Sony e mount 2) A set of full frame lenses wit
Re: Which Rokinons to buy for my FS7
by Bob O'Brien 2 months ago
Thanks, Blaise. Good advice. CAMERAS Sony FS7 Sony EX3 EDITING Adobe CC iMac 5K-32Gb RAM 8-core MacPro-32Gb RAM
FS7 recording an occasional glitch - any thoughts?
by Bob O'Brien 3 months ago
Every now and then, my FS7 records a glitch in a shot. This has happened on multiple cards. I am using Sony XQD G-Series cards. 12564_glitch011069.jpg.zip Any thoughts would be appreciated. Bob
Re: FS7 recording an occasional glitch - any thoughts?
by Bob O'Brien 3 months ago
Blaise, I appreciate your time responding to my post! ANSWERS: I format the cards in the camera only. The firmware update did not solve my issue. At the moment, this problem continues. I spoke with a
Mac to PC compatibility of BPAV Files
by Bob O'Brien 3 years ago
I shot some footage on my EX3 as well as on a NanoFlash (at 35mbps) for a client who edits on a PC running Windows 7. Nothing I tried seems to allow him to use the files. I initially sent an exFat for
Re: Mac to PC compatibility of BPAV Files
by Bob O'Brien 3 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to reply, Tim. We worked it out. He had an old version of Premiere and upgraded to CC2015. All is well. Thanks again, Bob O'Brien Video Design CAMERAS Sony EX3 Convergent De
Sony ex3 sdi out
by Chris Wagner 3 years ago
Hello, Is it possible to record audio and video to the sxs cards while simultaneously sending just the video out the sdi
Re: Sony ex3 sdi out
by Bob O'Brien 3 years ago
I record to both SxS cards as well as to a NanoFlash recorder all the time. Works great! CAMERAS Sony EX3 Convergent Design NanoFlash Recorder PORTABLE EDITING *MacBook Pro - QuadCore 2.5Ghz - 8Gb RAM
2/3" Lens Adapter Needed for EX3 (ACM-21)
by Bob O'Brien 4 years ago
Anyone have an ACM-21 (2 3" Lens Adapter for EX3) available to rent My shoot is June 19-21. I'm in Chicago. Bob O'Brien Video Design 847 274-8090 CAMERAS Sony EX3 Convergent Design NanoFlash Recorder
Scaling nested sequence? Basic motion attributes unavailable!
by Evan Schurr 6 years ago
Alright so I've nested some generated text that I want to scale to create an effect in which we "fly through" the text, as I have footage of flying through stars. My problem is it's two different text
Re: Scaling nested sequence? Basic motion attributes unavailable!
by Bob O'Brien 6 years ago
Evan, I am having that exact same problem working in FCP7 in an XDCAM-EX timeline that has a mixture of XDCAM-EX and AVC-Intra footage. The parameters are missing for the AVC-Intra footage. I have rep
Question for Michael Palmer concerning my Nanoflash and EX3
by Bob O'Brien 6 years ago
Michael, I address this question to you because you seem to be a strong supporter of your Nanoflash. I bought one in December to use with my EX3. I have used it on a few shoots so far (inconjunction w
Re: Question for Michael Palmer concerning my Nanoflash and EX3
by Bob O'Brien 6 years ago
Understood. Thanks, Michael. CAMERAS Sony EX3, Sony DSR570 DVCAM, DXC637 PVV3 Betacam-SP PORTABLE EDITING *MacBook Pro - 2.33Ghz - 2Gb RAM *Matrox MXO 23" Cinema Display DESKTOP *8-Core Mac Pro, 6 Gb
Is there a way to set the render settings (to ProRes 422 HQ) for editing XDCAM-EX clips?
by Bob O'Brien 6 years ago
I am trying to maximize quality. In FCP7, I can edit my XDCAM-EX clips natively, while setting the sequence render settings to ProRes 422 HQ. Is there a way to do this in Premiere Pro CS6, or does it
Re: Is there a way to set the render settings (to ProRes 422 HQ) for editing XDCAM-EX clips?
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Bob O'Brien "I am trying to maximize quality. In FCP7, I can edit my XDCAM-EX clips natively, while setting the sequence render settings to ProRes 422 HQ. Is there a way to do this in Premiere P
What?! No Multicam Support?! No output to tape?
by Bob O'Brien 7 years ago
Larry Jordan mentions that there is no multicam support in FCP-X. If this means that there is no multiclip function, then this is absolute awful as at least a third of my work involves more than one c
Re: What?! No Multicam Support?! No output to tape?
by Bob O'Brien 7 years ago
You might be right, Pat. I certainly hope so. I wonder if the new Motion is compatible with FCP7. Bob CAMERAS Sony EX3, Sony DSR570 DVCAM, DXC637 PVV3 Betacam-SP PORTABLE EDITING *MacBook Pro - 2.33Gh
Syncing up multiple projectors
by Bob O'Brien 11 years ago
A client just asked me the following: I have considered doing an "Indoor Civil War Experience" where I created a visual panorama using photos, maps and stuff. In the days of slide projectors, I would
Re: Syncing up multiple projectors
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
Richard, The Civil War project ended up not happening for my client, so I never got very far with my research on multi-projector solutions. Good luck to you. Bob CAMERAS Sony EX3, Sony DSR570 DVCAM, D
Boris 3D text jumping
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
I have never had this problem in 8 years of using FCP. Thoughts I made a line of text in Boris 3D. When I render the clip and play back, everything is fine for a while, then suddenly the first letter
Re: Boris 3D text jumping
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
Thanks Rafael! That did the trick. (Seems so obvious now. It's funny how in the heat of the battle sometimes you don't think so clearly). -Bob O'Brien
Gamma Shift on Exported Clips during fade to black
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
I have Uncompressed 8bit timeline with rendered footage. I have been asked to break program down into short sections with fade up and down to black for each segment. The problem: on the fade to black,
Re: Gamma Shift on Exported Clips during fade to black
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
Thanks, John, for your reply. You know what is ironic is that exporting with current settings ended up being the problem. After re-rendering and still finding the problem, I decided to try exporting u
Mixing 16:9 and 4:3 clips - some interlaced; some progressive
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
I have five separate Quicktime movies that all have to be put onto one looping DVD for playback on a widescreen display. -Some videos are interlaced. Some are progressive. -Two are 16:9. Three are 4:3
Re: Mixing 16:9 and 4:3 clips - some interlaced; some progressive
by Richard Harrington 8 years ago
DONT mix in one timeline. Compress each with best settings for each Then in DVD Studio Pro use a story to jump from one to the next. The hardware player will adjust on the fly. Richard M. Harrington,
FXScript Error
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
I keep getting an FXScript Error when trying to render a CGM effect in my project timeline. It is an XDCAM-EX timeline with render settings set to ProRes. I am editing on a MacBook Pro with a Firewire
Re: FXScript Error
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
Thanks, Steve. That's pretty much what I am thinking... Except that the Cgm plug-ins have been working up until now.
Last gen MBP vs. 13" unibody MBP
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
I'm on a serious budget and I'm looking at a couple different possible Macbook Pros. First, is a pre-unibody 15" MBP (early 2008 model), 2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo, max of 4GB ram, and the Nvidia 8600M GT w 5
Re: Last gen MBP vs. 13" unibody MBP
by Bob O'Brien 8 years ago
Also, assuming you're planning to use FCP on a 13" - no thank you. CAMERAS Sony EX3 & Sony DXC637 PVV3 Betacam-SP PORTABLE EDITING *MacBook Pro - 2.33Ghz - 2Gb RAM *Matrox MXO 23" Cinema Display DESKT
How to stop video "buzzing" on moving still photos??
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Hi all, After creating cool moving dropzones in Motion, I put in a few still photos and rendered in FCP. Yikes! Half the photos "buzz" like crazy! Some had fine lines, but the worst was a photo of a t
Re: How to stop video "buzzing" on moving still photos??
by Bob O'Brien 10 years ago
Jonathan, Where is the Flicker FIlter in Motion I cannot find it. Thanks. Bob
Help please - HVX200 settings for firewire out recording
by Bob O'Brien 10 years ago
To record 720 60P from the HVX200 thru firewire into MacBook Pro... what are the settings I cannot seem to get anything out from the firewire. Thanks for your help in advance. Bob
Re: Help please - HVX200 settings for firewire out recording
by Bob O'Brien 10 years ago
Amen brother. I agree. I do appreciate, though, anyone who takes the time to respond. Despite the reply not being very helpful, it did at least tell me that the firewire SHOULD work since it's working
Live capturing HD footage from HVX to FCP
by Chen Chan 10 years ago
Hey, I was wondering if it were possible to live-capture 1080 or 720 footage via firewire straight from the HVX into Final Cut i know it's doable in standard def, but hd i'm not so sure of... Thanks!
Re: Live capturing HD footage from HVX to FCP
by Bob O'Brien 10 years ago
I use it for monitoring HD on a 23" Apple display while editing on my MacBook Pro. I use two LaCie eSATA drives attached to the MBP via an Expresscard adapter. It works great. I really have not had th
On-location "phone patch?"
by Bob O'Brien 11 years ago
I have a client that needs to direct a videotaped interview from 2000 miles away. The client must be able to speak to and hear the interviewees. Any creative solutions Thanks! Bob O'Brien
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
by Bob O'Brien 11 years ago
Good point. Thanks for your input Matte.
Xl-H1 30F mode with FCP6
by Bob O'Brien 11 years ago
Am I doing something wrong Test footage I shot with the XL-H1 in the 30F mode plays back very stuttery... even very slow panning shots. I captured the footage into FCP and then let FCP match the seque
Re: Xl-H1 30F mode with FCP6
by Bob O'Brien 11 years ago
That's what I figured. Thanks Don.
Phase cancellation problem?
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
I'm NOT an audio professional... so please be gentle! My client called complaining that the audio mix was all messed up on a VHS tape I made for him - the music was over-powering the narration bigtime
Re: Phase cancellation problem?
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
Shall do. Thanks guys! Bob
Bluetooth and Airline Travel
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
So, I'm going to be taking my new 17" MacBook Pro laptop on its first plane ride next week! With airline regulations concerning wireless devices and all, is there away for me to turn off Bluetooth so
Re: Bluetooth and Airline Travel
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
Thanks Jeff. Bob
MBP 7200 RPM vs. 5400 RPM Drives
by Dave Potts 12 years ago
Hi All, I'm getting ready to order one of the new 17" MacBook Pro's this week, and I wanted to know if anyone around here has an opinion on what hard drive I should get. I will be using the machine fo
Re: MBP 7200 RPM vs. 5400 RPM Drives
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
Received my 17" MacBookPro two days ago... with the standard 5400 RPM HD. Seems to run very fast. No problems running Final Cut Pro. I'm using an external drive for storage though. After loading Photo
Help! Playback problems from XL-H1 / User error?
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
Just shot a private concert with XL-H1 in HDV 60i mode. My first time using it. Playback on the viewfinder looks great. I'm trying to down-convert the footage and transfer it a DVCAM tape through the
Re: Help! Playback problems from XL-H1 / User error?
by Bob O'Brien 12 years ago
What frame rate Mode did you shoot in (60i, 30F or 24F) I shot 60i. I prefer the more "live" look of interlaced video... and I read that 24F 30F is not exactly compatible with FCP... yet. What version
Can G5 have two bootable drives?
by Bob O'Brien 13 years ago
My current system: dual G5 2 ghz running 10.3.7, QT 6._ with FCP 4.5 I am planning to upgrade to Tiger, FCP 5, QT 7. With such a major upgrade, I'd like to be able to keep my current system drive unto
Re: Can G5 have two bootable drives?
by Gunleik Groven 13 years ago
Yes. Easy as ... sorta actually doing it. When you have installed your new system on your second drive, you use startupdisc in systemprefferences to choose which to boot from. ... or you can hold down
Recommendations on power amp for non-powered speakers in editing bay
by Bob O'Brien 13 years ago
I am not an audio pro, so I need some advice for my Final Cut Pro editing suite. I just bought a Mackie 1202. I also have two AV S-60 non-powered speakers that I "inherited." Questions: Can anyone rec
Re: Recommendations on power amp for non-powered speakers in editing bay
by Bob O'Brien 13 years ago
Thanks for the speedy advice guys! Bobo
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