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Chris Oben

Director of Photography
Digital Imaging Technician
Member Since:
October 8th 2005
101 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
The 5 C’s of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
by Chris Oben 2 months ago
On the cover of the 5 C s of cinematography it says, One of the three most important books on cinematic techn ique ever published -- American Cinematographer " What are the other two Thoughts C. Chris
Re: The 5 C’s of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
https: theasc.com contact :)
Gallery stills disappearing randomly!
by Chris Oben 3 years ago
Having trouble with gallery stills randomly disappearing from a project. Even without quitting resolve some folders of stills literally turn to black. Even imported stills won't stick! If I click any
Re: Gallery stills disappearing randomly!
by Bruce Greene 3 years ago
Thanks Marc, My scratch disk is a separate SSD in the computer, but next time I'll try deleting the list and starting over. I have no color correction projects for a while, so I hope I remember your s
Reference Wipe with Gallery is black
by Rob Lederman 6 years ago
New issue.... Reference wipe with offline works great, but with Gallery or Timeline is Black. Am I missing something Thanks in advance. Rob Rob Lederman Sr. Smoke Editor Compositor FCP Resolve North A
Gallery stills disappearing!
by Chris Oben 3 years ago
Hi Dwaine. Having trouble with gallery stills randomly disappearing from a project. Even without quitting resolve some folders of stills literally turn to black. Even imported stills won't stick! If I
outgoing - incoming frames viewable simultaneously?
by Chris Oben 5 years ago
Is there a way, using split screen or another method, to see both the outgoing and incoming frames of two consecutive shots... The best method I have used so far is to do a freeze on my grading monito
Re: outgoing - incoming frames viewable simultaneously?
by Chris Oben 5 years ago
I agree Alexis. Split screen in 'selected clips' mode is very useful and one of my favourite features. Seeing up to 16 thumbnails is amazing. One of the reasons I like the idea of comparing the out fr
Horrible result in Keylight on Canon C300 footage
by Chris Oben 6 years ago
Shot C300 TrueLog footage recorded direct to ProRes422HQ on a Samurai recorder. Applied look in Resolve 9.1.1 rendered back out to ProRes422HQ All keys pulled in AE using Keylight show incredible nois
Re: Horrible result in Keylight on Canon C300 footage
by Chris Oben 6 years ago
Here is a link to a 24 frame clip of the original C300 footage. It was shot using a TrueLog profile and recorded to ProRes422HQ on a Samurai recorder. http: chrisoben.com test C300_green_screen_sample
Decklink HD extreme with Media Composer 6 - hardware crippling the AVID?
by Chris Oben 7 years ago
Created an MC6 project: 1080p 25 When I select the project to load it, MC6 hangs and gives me an error message: AMEResourceManager::ReconfigHW_LegendBoB_play() Error 2147483656 unable to: SetVideoForm
Re: Decklink HD extreme with Media Composer 6 - hardware crippling the AVID?
by Ken Evans 7 years ago
Yes but where is this within the app ! K. Senior Technician, Moving Image Department - Kingston University London.
MC6 and Mac OS 10.6.8
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
Anybody know if it will run on Snow Leopard I see Lion is recommended but don't want to go there, given horror stories I have heard.
Re: MC6 and Mac OS 10.6.8
by Chris Oben 7 years ago
Other than my 25 fps HDSDI output issue .... MC6 is ticking along nicely on 10.6.8 I recommend trying it :) Chris M. Oben http: www.chrisoben.com
MC 6 wont load 25fps project . . . seems related to 25fps HDSDI output
by Chris Oben 7 years ago
Created an MC6 project: 1080p 25 When I select the project to load it MC hangs and gives me an error message: AMEResourceManager::ReconfigHW_LegendBoB_play() Error 2147483656 unable to: SetVideoFormat
Help! Need to convert 23.976 XDCam HD to 25fps
by Chris Oben 9 years ago
I have a folder of footage shot on my EX3 that I need to convert to 25fps for a European client. There is about 2 hours of footage total. The footage codec in FCP is 1080 x 1920 23.98 fps XDCAM EX 108
Re: Help! Need to convert 23.976 XDCam HD to 25fps
by Chris Oben 9 years ago
JES Deinterlacer is a free standards conversion tool. Does frame rate conversions like Nattress. Trouble is that both tools work but I keep getting duplicate frames ... Like a stutter step every 4 sec
Cannot capture short clips shot with free-run timecode
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
I am ingesting some footage for a doc. It has been shot on HDV with the JVC GY-HD250. The footage was shot with the camera set to record free-run timecode. I am capturing directly from the camera to F
Cannot capture short clips shot with free-run timecode
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
I am ingesting some footage for a doc. It has been shot on HDV with the JVC GY-HD250. The footage was shot with the camera set to record free-run timecode. I am capturing directly from the camera to F
HPX170 compatible with HVX200 accessories?
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
If I want to sell my HVX200 will the accessories be compatible with the new HPX170 Accessories include: Chrosziel mattebox, Century .6 wide angle adaptor and Foxi Follow-Focus My fingers are crossed .
Re: HPX170 compatible with HVX200 accessories?
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
Not sure- the size and shape of the HPX is somewhat different. NoahMy FCP Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color and Win a Free Letus Extreme. Now featuring the Sony EX1 Guideb
Film back for Panasonic AG-HVX200
by mauro carlieri 11 years ago
Hi there, I need to track an HDV shot in boujou. It was shot with the Panasonic AG-HVX200. I heard that if you know the film back is a precious piece of information. Does anybody know the film back fo
Re: Film back for Panasonic AG-HVX200
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
Read this thread . . . http: forums.creativecow.net thread 193 871101 the last post reads: Re: VFX question: what is the actual chip size HVX200a HVX200 by Kirk Melby on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:31:47 am OK
VFX question: what is the actual chip size HVX200a / HVX200
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
Jan, What is the exact chip size of the HVX200a In order to create a CG camera in Maya I need to know the exact physical dimensions of the chip s. I am interested in the difference between the 200a an
Re: VFX question: what is the actual chip size HVX200a / HVX200
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
Kirk, That would be great . . . C.O.Chris M. Oben http: www.chrisoben.com
HVX200 vignetting with Chrosziel mattebox
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
An associate of me recently asked me the following: I recently mounted a Chroziel matte box on the 200, and encountered severe vignetting in the upper left of the frame when I inserted the 16 X 9 mask
Re: HVX200 vignetting with Chrosziel mattebox
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
An anonymous individual made this comment on my Digital Dayz HD Blog site (http: chrisoben.blogspot.com ) in reference to the HVX200 alignment issue. Here is the comment: Hi there, CCD alignment on th
Syncing audio with Phantom shot footage
by Chris Oben 11 years ago
I'm about to embark on a project that we will shoot entirely using the Phantom camera. We will shoot 24fps and record sync sound. The current workflow involves using Metacorder to record audio. I am n
here's what you need to use on set
by Arnie Schlissel 11 years ago
Very low tech, still works very well, though. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c shop 5726 Slates_Boards.html http: www.studio1productions.com clapboards.htm http: www.markertek.com ProdList.asp cat=STUDIOG
Can I use FCP to burn .m2v video and .ac3 audio to set-top playable DVD?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
A client has given me two separate A V files: 1. .m2v video and the other .ac3 audio. Can I use FCP to combine the files into an MPEG2 file - then use iDVD to burn I don't have DVD Studio. I do have F
BitVice Helper doesn't support .ac3 - any ideas on converting an .ac3 to aif/.wav?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
Rich, I tried BitVice Helper but it doesn't support .ac3 (only aif or .wav) any ideas on converting an .ac3 to aif .wav I really don't want to crack the FCP Studio 2 Box yet . . .Chris M. Oben www.chr
Can I use FCP to burn .m2v video and .ac3 audio to set-top playable DVD?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
A client has given me two separate A V files: one is .m2v video and the other .ac3 audio. Can I use FCP to combine the files into an MPEG2 file - then use iDVD to burn I don't have DVD Studio. I do ha
Re: Can I use FCP to burn .m2v video and .ac3 audio to set-top playable DVD?
by Loui Ramon 12 years ago
Hey Chris, Do you have Toast 8 It lets you make a DVD from those files. When you select the .m2v file it asks you for the .ac3 file.
P2 Firestore files won't import spanned file
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
Trying to import a 24Gig 'file' from a hard drive transferred from a Firestore. P2 import shows the icon and the name of the first segment of the spanned files. The word (spanned) appears in brackets.
Re: P2 Firestore files won't import spanned file
by Christopher Wright 12 years ago
Is the file in P2 format or Quicktime format If Quicktime, just import the files folder directly. You don't use the P2 log and capture for that. Also the Firestore breaks the video into 2 GB clips. If
Time Code DVD from 720 24PN - How to?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
What is the most expedient way to get T.C. burn DVD screener copies from 720 24PN footage Chris M. Oben www.chrisoben.com
Re: now here's a tougher question . . . how to preserve P2 t.c.
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
Brilliant Shane! Thank you :)Chris M. Oben www.chrisoben.com
Time Code burn DVD from 720 24PN - how to?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
What is the most expedient way to get t.c. burn DVD screener copies from 720 24PN footage Chris M. Oben www.chrisoben.com
Re: Time Code burn DVD from 720 24PN - how to?
by Mariusz Cichon 12 years ago
I just said that beacuse it is same as master footage. It is much easier to confirm everything to oryginal material same as with film. Maybe there is different way, I do not argue but it would make se
Whites clipping in Deck control when using "Grab Frame"
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
I am using Deck Control to grab frames from a live 1080 source. (Sony F900 3). I am using easy setup 'Blackmagic HDTV 108023.98 - 8bit'. When I output via Photoshop 'Blackmagic Image Export'. The imag
How can I preserve creation date when converting psd to jpeg?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
I have an archive of about 24,000 psd images that I want to batch convert to jpeg. It is important that they can be searched by creation date. Is there an os x app that can preserve the original creat
Re: How can I preserve creation date when converting psd to jpeg?
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
The only way that I have found to work is changing the date in the preferences.Video Specialist Apple Developer Owner of GranitWorks
Can TC be captured with HD-SDI without RS-422 deck control?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
I know TC is carried by HD-SDI as I can see it on a Leader 5750 scope, but the clips captured with the Decklink HD card do not have time code relative to that recorded on the camera. is there any way
Re: Can TC be captured with HD-SDI without RS-422 deck control?
by Chris Oben 12 years ago
I can't seem to find any Time Code settings in Deck Control. I am using Ver 4.8 - the pre-apple codec which has better noise reduciton than Ver 5. Are there VITC options in Ver 5 Chris M. Oben www.chr
Can individual clips be deleted 'in-camera'??
by Chris Oben 13 years ago
Can individual P2 clips be deleted 'in-camera' Chris M. Oben www.chrisoben.com
Re: Can individual clips be deleted 'in-camera'??
by Noah Kadner 13 years ago
Yes- no problem. You go into MCR mode and do a delete clip operaton. You can delete one or more clips at a time by first selecting them and then deleting. -Noah
Can the Citidisk HD store 1080 24P?
by Chris Oben 13 years ago
Has anyone had any real-life experience with the Citidisk system and the HVX200 How does it compare to the firestore Chris M. Oben www.chrisoben.com
Re: Can the Citidisk HD store 1080 24P?
by Mark Maness 13 years ago
Well...... Let me warn you. The Citidisk is not quite there just yet. At the moment, it cannot directly record any HD until the next firmware revision. But here's the way around it. Use your P2 cards
Photoshop output lost when switching to Deck Control app
by Chris Oben 13 years ago
Kristian, I use Photoshop Blackmagic Image Export to output to an HD monitor but . . . when I switch from Photoshop to Blackmagic Deck Control and back to Photoshop the Photoshop output is lost. I am
Re: Photoshop output lost when switching to Deck Control app
by Matt Silverman 13 years ago
This is a QT issue. The QuickTimeVideoOutput can only work with one app at a time. If you switch from one app to another app and both use QTVOUT you will end up losing the output. The workaround is to
AJA HDP - with Panasonic 27F
by Chris Oben 14 years ago
When using the AJA HDP HDSDI to DVI converter box - what are the settings to maintain the highest quality on a Viewsonic 23" 1920 x 1200 display
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