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Carlo Ferraro

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September 14th 2008
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DSLR lenses good for video on 70D
by Carlo Ferraro 4 years ago
This is my line up: EOS 70D (2), Lenses: Samyang Fisheye, canons 50mm1.8, 10-22mm, 18-55mm, 70-300L What do I do: -wildlife including birds, landscapes, sunsets, waterfalls and so on video. Max outpu:
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Re: DSLR lenses good for video on 70D
by Russ D'Arensbourg 3 years ago
It seems that there is some consensus around using Canon wide zooms for videography. The 15-35mm L and 17-40mm L are both popular. Though they are going to get pricey if you opt for the IS version, wh
Zooming
by Carlo Ferraro 4 years ago
I switched to two 70D canon bodies from video camcorders (after 30 years) in 2014 to do video and time lapse (wildlife, scenics & travel), my lens line up is Samyang fisheye, Canon 10-22, 24-105L, 18-
Re: Zooming
by Mike Smith 4 years ago
Don't Sony have some decent zooms for full frame dslr csc ... http: www.sony.co.uk electronics camera-lenses selp28135g http: www.streamingmedia.com Producer Articles ReadArticle.aspx ArticleID=98092&
A/V Output deactivated
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Wait over six months to install Yosemite and, as usual, there are issues with other programs. Needed to instal an update from Blackmagic Design for Mini Studio Monitor, activated on systems preference
Re: A/V Output deactivated
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
I finally discovered what the problem was, I did not install the right software so the system was working with the old drivers. I was fooled by the fact that Media Express (that never worked before on
AF/manual push button
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Got two 70D, for a long time I searched for a push button to switch from manual to AF on video mode, such as in pro camcorders. Found it on a review, the flash button on video mode, lens in manual mod
Re: AF/manual push button
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
OK, after playing with the camera, manual and internet, I found it out. It does not work with the 3X zoom but discovered another button that works. Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6GB USB3.0
Memory on its limit
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Got an Imac quad 3.4, 2GB graphics. Had 16GB Ram but it always got clogged with FCPX and Lightroom, so I raised it to 32GB. It got much better but today (disgracefully) updated to 10.9.4 and the probl
Re: Memory on its limit
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
So to your specific case: - Where you experiencing problems at 16 GB or was it just that you saw a large page cache What were the problems Problems here were when using FCPX and Lightroom at the same
Lanc Cable for 70D
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Need a Lanc cable to trigger a 70D (video) on a rig. Haven't found one, most be wired. Anyone knows a cheap solution Normally remotes are focused on picture or are wireless and need to be pointing at
Zoom on EOS
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Hi guys: Did something unthinkable during the last 30 years, sold the video gear and bough two 70D bodies and lenses for video and time lapse. The only thing I miss from time to time is a zoom on a la
Re: Zoom on EOS
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Already answered my question.....image only usable at full tele... http: www.ebay.com.au itm like 200942371259 limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=107 Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2G
Camera with wifi or camranger?
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
After trying several bulb ramping devices for time lapse I decided to get back to change speed and Iso manually and edit on LRTimelapse, this time controlling the camera by wifi instead of moving sett
Re: Camera with wifi or camranger?
by Chris Tompkins 5 years ago
The Panny GH3 has wifi - fwiw Chris
Old FD on EOS
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
I need a long telephoto lens for birds, not less than 500mm to work with a 70D on video and came across an old FD 500mm f4.5 L manual, for about the price of a 100-400. Will the FD to EOS adapter give
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Re: Old FD on EOS
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
The thing to be aware of is the crop factor, a 500mm FD lens will give the view equivalent to roughly 800mm on the 70D. I've got a couple of FD lenses that I use with adaptors and I'm very happy with
SSD Raid
by Carlo Ferraro 5 years ago
Using SSD 128GB (USB3.0) for finishing 4K time lapse on FCPX. It gives me around 220 GB sec on Blackmagic Speed Test and transfers at 13GB min when going to and coming from a 6TB Raid USB3. Tried to a
Monitoring audio
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
How to monitor audio (headphones) from EOS 700D. If you plug in an AV cable everything goes black because it switches the signal out.. Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6GB USB3.0 & Esata Raid
Re: Monitoring audio
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Canon 700d is not on the list of 2.3 software still on magic lantern, so nothing to do. Check it out via a portable audio recorder and then go on recording. Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6
4K and playback
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
I am starting to do time lapse at 4K and playback is critical to spot any flickering or image jumps. I work with USB3.0 raid (Buffalo). It works fine when playing back the final movie but not as good
Re: 4K and playback
by gary adcock 6 years ago
Carlo Ferraro "I am starting to do time lapse at 4K and playback is critical to spot any flickering or image jumps. I work with USB3.0 raid (Buffalo). " No USB 3 Drive can really support a full 4K wo
Camera control
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
The 700d does not have wifi , so my question is simple: Would a device like TP LINK TL-MR3040 Connected by usb be recognized both by the camera and the canon App Is it worth to buy the gear and try Gu
700D controller?
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
After reading a lot about time lapse, the devices out there that work as intervalometers, bulb ramping and other forms of time-lapse, many trials by myself I almost decided to go for manual time-lapse
Re: 700D controller?
by Thomas Roberts 6 years ago
This links might help! http: www.bhphotovideo.com indepth audio tips-solutions what-works-you-guide-dslr-audio http: www.dslrfilmnoob.com 2011 02 25 more-on-adding-audio-monitoring-to-your-dslr https:
Magic Lantern - Raw video
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Promises Promises 1-Raw video 1270x720 blown up to 1920x1080, better or similar to native one 2-SDXC cards nominal 90MB sec enough or those for 4K 3-If 1920x1080 becomes a reality for most EOS cameras
Time lapse
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
I am shooting 5184X 2912 pictures sequence to be adjusted in Light Room and edited to video 4K 50p in FCPX. The question is simple: Should I make a project 3840 X 2160 or keep the original size Doing
Re: Time lapse
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Thanks Don, that is also my thought. Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6GB USB3.0 & Esata Raids www.ferrarofilmsau.com
PSE11 and time lapse
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Is it possible to assemble a time lapse sequence in PSE11 Thanks Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6GB USB3.0 & Esata Raids www.ferrarofilmsau.com
Lightning
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Does anyone know what are the best parameters to shoot lightning Did it long time ago on betacam withouthassle. Last night tried with an NX5 and all shots show a bar (or several) on the clips. What sh
Re: Lightning
by Jeff Pulera 6 years ago
Hi Carlo, The bar that you're seeing is most likely due to behavior of the CMOS image sensor in your camera. Older cameras used CCD chips. Those would grab an entire image as a snapshot in time (1 60t
Time lapse Asembly
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
FCPX is a nightmare for assembling 4K time lapse frames so I tried TIME LAPSSE ASSEMBLER. The quality seem good but the subsampling is 4:2:0. Is this important at this stage I read I can do it with PS
New Sony FDR-AX1
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Does anyone know if FCPX can handle the codec for the above 4k camcorder XAVC S format, MPEG4-AVC H264 If yes, would it be the wisest thing to convert to AppleProRes HQ Thanks Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB R
Re: New Sony FDR-AX1
by chris king 4 years ago
The XAVC S video included in FDR-AX1 is not compatible with Final Cut Pro. Apple does not respond on these forums and no one here knows or can say when, if ever, XVAC-S will be natively supported by F
Building perspective distortion
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Is there such thing as a "fix Keystone Distortion" (used in Photoshop) to straighten the conical buildings wide angle shots taken from the floor FCPX , Motion 5 , a Plugin Thanks Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16G
Re: Building perspective distortion
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
If you got4k or 5k clips and you will end up to 2k, it is the obvious solution because the image must be cropped in any way Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6GB USB3.0 & Esata Raids www.ferra
How to batch more than 6 downloads in Safari
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Safari and Firefox does not allow me to put more than 6 files on cue to download. I am downloading a series of clips of around 100 to 300 MB and I would love to put at least a dozen and walk away to d
Imac and FCPX slooooooow
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
I tried to make a 30 secs simple ad with preset build in moving characters and some moving background plugins and this has been a nightmare, slow to desperation, stopping at times, something that can
Re: Imac and FCPX slooooooow
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
Charlie: You were right.....the new FCPX version 8 corrected the problem......no need to do any more tricks suggested. Carlo Imac 27 Quad 3.4, 16GB Ram, 2GB Graphics, 6GB USB3.0 & Esata Raids www.bird
External HDD recorder
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
Does anyone has some experience with the Atomos ATOMNJA001 Ninja Video Hard Disk Recorder and Sony NX5 Imac 27 Quad 2.93, 8GB Ram, 1GB Graphics, FW800 external + Raid www.birdsaustralia.net www.ferrar
Re: External HDD recorder
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
That is a good advise, thanks. Imac 27 Quad 2.93, 8GB Ram, 1GB Graphics, FW800 external + Raid www.birdsaustralia.net www.ferrarovideos.net
Graphics Card & FCPX 1.05
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
Since I upgraded to FCPX 1.05 on Lion (and later on Mountain Lion up to 10.8.2) from time to time the FCPX launches an alarm saying that the graphic card is not supported. I've been using the same mac
Re: Graphics Card & FCPX 1.05
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
Very funny, don't help that much...friend. Imac 27 Quad 2.93, 8GB Ram, 1GB Graphics, FW800 external + Raid
Graphics Configuration not supported
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
All of a sudden trying to open FCPX it stuck and launches the above alarma. I still do not know if something (M.Lion) is damaging or blocking something or is FCPX that gets damaged. I need to install
Re: Graphics Configuration not supported
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
Thanks Craig. The machine is printing a report now that it is working fine, will do the same the problem pops up again. Carlo Imac 27 Quad 2.93, 8GB Ram, 1GB Graphics, FW800 external + Raid
Blue Ray for Europe (24 fps or 25 fps)
by Matthias Wimmer 8 years ago
Hi, i need to make a blueray DVD(on a mac)and am confused by the infos i found so far. It s just a movie (5min.) that should play in any blueray player (in europe, germany), no menues etc. As i unders
Re: Blue Ray for Europe (24 fps or 25 fps)
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
I am new to Encore, tired of other poor authoring softwres, inclufing the FCP option. I shoot 1080i50, 25fps, my question, how is quality of the conversion from 1080i50 AppleProRes made in FCP to 24p
Unusual question......
by Carlo Ferraro 7 years ago
Now most cameras come with plastic threads on the front lens and it it a painstaking business to screw and unscrew adapters, with or without a filter, even with slip on devices so I decided to go for
Big files swallowing hard disk
by Carlo Ferraro 8 years ago
I installed lion 10.7.2 on my iMac in Jan 2012 and since then the capacity of my HDD has been going down without logical reasons. Since it is not a portable mac the problem could not be the backing up
Re: Big files swallowing hard disk
by Steve Modica 8 years ago
Those are kernel log files and they rotate regularly (kernel.log becomes kernel.log.1 etc). They should not be so large. In fact, that's an amazing size. They are text files! 420GB of text is amazing.
Image lag in interlaced
by Carlo Ferraro 8 years ago
I shoot in 60i because I work with birds. With this camcorder I've had a problem I did not have before with Canon XLH1, or my previous DVCAM, that is that when the subject moves fast I get a lag in th
Lion and Dreamweaver
by Carlo Ferraro 8 years ago
After installing Lion on my iMac, the Dreamweaver version I was using to handle my websites does not work anymore because now the OS does not handle Power PC programs anymore #$% %$#@.... I do not wan
Re: Lion and Dreamweaver
by Tim Smith 8 years ago
Hi Carlo, There's always "vi" on the command line (Applications - Utilities - Terminal). (No, I'm not pulling your leg, I use vi,cat,grep and all sorts of other powerful command line stuff all the tim
Final Cut and Macbook Air
by Carlo Ferraro 8 years ago
I work with an Imac Quad 2.93, 8GB Ram and 1GB Graphics card. I used a Macbook 2.4 bus 800, 2GB Ram and 124MB integrated graphics to convert on field mts files from my NX Cam to AppleProRes, only inst
Re: Final Cut and Macbook Air
by Carlo Ferraro 8 years ago
Zane: I gess I did not express myself right, I do not intend to edit on it, that would be insane, only converting AVCHD video files from SDHC cards to AppleProRes by loading SD card on an USB reader a
Final Cut and the 27inc iMac
by Joseph Sierchio 9 years ago
I'm thinking of buying a new 27 inch iMac primarily to be used as a Final Cut work station. Since there is no I O box for this that I am aware of, is their a device that can be attached via fire wire
Re: Final Cut and the 27inc iMac
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Mr Biscardi is right, I switched from Macbook Pro (sata drives) to Imac 27 Quad 2.93, 8GB ram, FW800 external plus raid drives and the editing is far more faster with the FW800 drives than with sata o
Final Cut Sucks
by Scott Gifford 9 years ago
I shoot with the Sony NXCAM and edit with Sony Vegas. No problems here. However, there are times, most recently, that I will provide my clients the raw footage for their editing team. This week, think
Re: Final Cut Sucks
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Give your clients the original files as they are in your card, card by card, separately on one folder each, if they have a quad the conversion to AppleProRes is very fast. they only have to go thru th
SLOMO
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Have somebody tried the slowmo feature It looks great....on the viewfinder or the monitor....... but the !!!HD quality!!!!! it is supposed to deliver is questionable, fuzzy image, only can be used at
Re: SLOMO
by john lenihan 9 years ago
You are the first one to post on it, so whatever you discover, share with us. Reading the literature, it says the slomo degrades with the length of time you select it to run for. My guess is that it i
Veeeeeeery slow T.Machine Backup
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Well, I am finishing the transition from my MacbookPro to my Imac Quad and found a glitch I can not solve and or understand. The backup of the disk via Time Machine is as slow as it was on my first ev
FCP and Imac
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
I switched for a number of reasons from Macbook Pro to Imac quad and moved from FC Sudio 2 to FC Stdio 3. For a reason I still do not know it did not installed Compressor and o ther two software I nor
Re: FCP and Imac
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Yes I did, the first thing I installed on the machine was FCS 3, I installed the upgrade, the system asked for the two serial numbers, the old and the upgrade and installed. By the way, what is missin
New 7.0.3 update to FCP now available for download with enhancements for NXCAM users
by John Vasey 9 years ago
UPDATED 9 15 10...I just tested it and FCP 7.0.3 does successfully retain ORIGINAL CAMERA TIMECODE when transcoding to ProRes! The clips do not reset to zero! This plus the LPCM patch is a welcome ste
Re: New 7.0.3 update to FCP now available for download with enhancements for NXCAM users
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Well I still pass with this one, nothing really new for me to pay 450 AUD for it, perphps some day we will get New DVD Studio with BluRay authoring, if Mr Apple decides it is time to satisfy the patie
Iris and diffraction
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
The lens closes up to f11, what would be the best aperture to avoid iris diffraction on bright sunny illumination
Re: Iris and diffraction
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
I simply blew up consecutive frames on Final Cut at different apertures and went from frame to frame continuously to see the difference on a led display.Nothing Pro, just visual experience and 40 year
Raid for Imac
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
I need a 2 TB array as working disks for FCP in Firewire 800 capable of playing back AppleProRes files on Imac quad. Any suggestion Thanks
Re: aid for Imac
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
Forgot to ask... How would the speed be compared to an internal sata 7200
Viewfinder for XLH1
by Carlo Ferraro 9 years ago
I used for a couple of years the B W viewfinder from Canon (made by Ikegami) because the original is useless when shooting wildlife, pretty hard to focus and focus assist is not helpful in fast shooti
Firewire
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
The Firewire device on FCP is not recognized. I am trying to make a copy of a documentary on Canon XLH1 and the device is not recognized. I made the usual trial, recorded from the camcorder into Focus
Re: Firewire
by Phil Mildren 9 years ago
Update to situation. It had to be a complete miraculous fluke that the firewire worked when I went to another computer. Because what I later discovered is the firewire connection on my HLH1 was broken
Starting from scratch
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
After installing Snow Leopard on my MacbookPro 17, small problems present before began to become huge, starting with the express 34 card (partially solved) and continueing with constant crashes severa
AG-HPG10 Portable P2 Gear Player/Recorder and Canon XLH1
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
Can someone tell me if it is possible to record from Canon XLH1 directly into the AG-HPG10 Portable P2 Gear Player Recorder by Firewire or SDI Thanks
Re: AG-HPG10 Portable P2 Gear Player/Recorder and Canon XLH1
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
Jeremy: My question is more towards the codec since the output of the camera is 1440x1080, 1080i.
Problem importing .mts files into FCP 6.0.4
by Matt Jarbo 10 years ago
Here is my situation: I have recently purchased a Canon HF10 and started doing some test work with it. I have some footage that I'd like to edit, and when I tried to import in to FCP, the program said
Re: Problem importing .mts files into FCP 6.0.4
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
Well, if one handle the card properly, I mean format in the camera and take it out of the camera and import either from IMovie or FCP (log & transfer), everything go smooth and easy. But if one makes
FCP scaling or Motion
by Nick Price 11 years ago
Hi everyone, I have some DV 4:3 footage that eventually needs to be 16:9. Is it better to distort to 33.33 and resize to 133 in Final Cut. Or is it better to go to motion and resize it in there. I hav
Re: Compressor does a great job with this
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
James: I ve been after this for months till I almost quit. Saw your post and I am very interested. I got little experience with Compressor since I render full .mov to make DVDs so it would be great if
Blu-ray Burner
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
Has somebody tried the OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray LG GGC-H20L External Is it all true and beauty for 190 bucks
Re: Blu-ray Burner
by Michael Sacci 10 years ago
Read the specs carefully, that is only a bluray player, will only burn SD DVDs. Need to go to the $340 model to burn BR.
Edirol or Behringer?
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
I want to replace two old Tannoy analog spekers for a set of digital speakers to take advantage of the spdif out of my Macbook Pro and FCP. I ve seen the comments on Edirol MA-15D and Behringer MS-40.
Re: Edirol or Behringer?
by Sam Mallery 10 years ago
Edirol or Behringer I would choose Edirol. Edirol or Behringer or Tannoy I would choose Tannoy. By using the S PDIF input on a speaker, all you are really doing is choosing to use the digital to analo
Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
by Carlo Ferraro 10 years ago
I've been delaying the purchase of an external Blu Ray burner for obviuus reasons: 1-Price and recording speed of units 2-Price of Media 3-Crossover to Mac 4-DVD Studio Pro still in the HD-DVD era 5-C
Re: Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
Get Encore CS4 for your Mac (Production Prem) and you can burn Blu-Ray discs. The external LaCie LADVDBRFWU4 d2 Blu-ray Drive or similar model works like a dream on the Mac. I've used Sony and Verbati
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