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Cody Walters

Producer/DP at Sparkworks Media
Member Since:
July 27th 2010
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Canon 70D - 64GB 2 Hour Recording... Gone!?
by Michael Cassidy 2 years ago
Hi Folks I got a new 70d afew weeks ago, a new new battery grip, a 64gb SD card and a whole lot of videos to make. Tonight I was a good 1 hour 50 into recording (I use ML) and I noticed that recording
Re: Canon 70D - 64GB 2 Hour Recording... Gone!?
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Michael Cassidy "A friend of mine said that in this situation, often the camera doesn't have the opportunity to end the file and hence it is left 'unfinished' hence it's unusable transferrable." I wo
field monitor on canon T3i
by Trevor Ward 7 years ago
I'm looking for a slightly less than mid-range monitor for my T3i. I don't want to buy an expensive model, but I'm not looking for super cheap. My budget is probably between $600-1200. What are people
Re: field monitor on canon T3i
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
I highly recommend the SmallHD 501. In my opinion, it shows the best image and the tools you have are the best. Waveform, False Color, Peaking, LUTS. Cody Walters Director of Photography, Producer htt
Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Steve Mullins 4 years ago
Need to find some decent music for a 3min Nightclub Cocktail Bar promo video- music has to be non elevator musak 'i pressed auto on a yamaha wav tracks' stylee sort of cheesey thing! YouTube audio lib
Re: Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Premium Beat Pond5 Audio Jungle Music Bed Song Freedom ...those are my go-to sites. Cody Walters Director of Photography, Producer https: www.linkedin.com in codywalters
Wedding Videography Negligence = $$$ Reimbursement? Is this legal?
by Chris Campbell 2 years ago
Hello Creative Cow, I'm a wedding videographer who's just applied to this one wedding videography company. They sent me a document to sign and 95% of it is exactly what I'm expecting. But, there's one
Re: Wedding Videography Negligence = $$$ Reimbursement? Is this legal?
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Mark is right on with the gravity of the event. This company just wants to cover themselves in case of your negligence. Chris Campbell "This could be me being paranoid, but if this was a scam, they co
Passengers
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
One of the *other* Chris Pratt Sci fi movies. Basically "Titanic" on a spaceship. Two pretty people wake up 90 years too early on a colonizing starship mission to another world, and have to come to te
Re: Passengers
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
Scott Roberts "And I do kind of wish they would have went Groundhogs Day with it, and never really addressed how long he was alone before he went crazy." Let's Groundhog it further out. The only way
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Ninja Blade / Digital file naming
by Claire Bend 2 years ago
Hi, Long-time reader, first time poster here. Can I ask everyone - with your digital files from a hard disk recorder - do you re-name your rushes files, so that you have totally unique file names for
Re: Ninja Blade / Digital file naming
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
If I were you, I would take advantage of the fact that you can set a naming scheme in the Ninja Blade. That way they are unique. Whenever I shoot with a recorder I do this. It is frustrating when shoo
GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Kyle Blackwell 2 years ago
As the title says. The company I work for is going to purchase a new camera this year and was looking at the C100 Mark II. Now with the GH5 specs being released, I'm wondering how they compare and whi
Re: GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Todd Terry " I am NOT a fan of the revolution that brought DSLRs into the world of shooting video." I think I'll piggy-back on what Todd said here, but take it from a different angle. I AM a fan of t
Canon 70D
by consuelo carreazo 2 years ago
Hi guys, i have a very bad problem with my Canon 70D I shoot Beauty Videos with my Canon 70D on Manual Mode and I noticed I have been using Picture Creative Style Settings; Standard 0, Contrast -2, Sh
Re: Canon 70D
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Like others said, a properly calibrated field monitor would help in seeing an accurate image when shooting. I would also recommend that you do some camera test. Have someone model for you and try out
Nikon D5200 Video - Focus on a Moving Subject
by Jimbo Arnot 2 years ago
Hey Guys, I apologize if this is extremely beginner, but i do product videos of UTV sprayers where i work, and i'm having a real struggle to keep focus on moving subjects (sprayers) when i video using
Re: Nikon D5200 Video - Focus on a Moving Subject
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Dave LaRonde "I think you mean INCREASE depth of field." Thanks right! Thanks for the catch. Cody Walters Director of Photography, Producer Sparkworks Media
Lens, lighting a filter setup for 70's style effect
by Ollie Inglis 2 years ago
Hey guys, Was wondering what would be the best way to achieve a diffused, 70's look to video. The look I want to achieve looks like this: How do the colours look so old school and effective What is cr
Re: Lens, lighting a filter setup for 70's style effect
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
Film convert has some nice pre-sets for film emulation that would give you something similar to this. Either that or try to grade this yourself (as you have done) and match the color and luminance as
Canon EOS 750D - Rig Setup
by Farhan Ali 2 years ago
Hiya everyone, so few days ago I was given a gift from a friend; Canon EOS 750D I have capturing videos for almost 5 years now and it has been a great success. Turning video into films and making them
Re: Canon EOS 750D - Rig Setup
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
You didn't specify if you are looking for a hand held rig or just a self contained rig with the gear attached. I would recommend that you start with a cage around your camera. Something similar to thi
Memory card problem
by Yiannis Mozinakis 2 years ago
Hi, I just returned from a shoot with a Canon 6D and Sony A7s cameras, using on both Sony SDXC 64GB class 10 cards. Everything went fine on the shooting, but upon trying to offload the footage to my c
Re: Memory card problem
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
This is strange and interesting. You formatted both cards before the shoot. I'm assuming you have two different cards, one for each camera. And there were no issues at the end of the shoot Was a camer
Greenscreen & FS7: 4K XVAC vs 1080 ProRes HQ
by Martin Maslo 2 years ago
Hi there, I've read a lot of recommandations for shooting and pulling a greenscreen key with Sony's FS7. But I didn't find an answer to that question: 4K XVAC or 1080 ProRes HQ I read (and hopefully u
Re: Greenscreen & FS7: 4K XVAC vs 1080 ProRes HQ
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
The color space is 4.2.2, regardless if you are recording internally or externally. Unless you use the raw recorder which will do 4.4.4. So to answer your question which the two choices you have, it d
recommendation on camera choices
by Suzin Daly 2 years ago
I am ready to move up from my old Panasonic 150 HD 1080p. I have a Canon Mk III that I bought about 6 months ago which I will be using for short films. The thought was to get one of the Canon video ca
Re: recommendation on camera choices
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
This sounds like a job for the fs7. It would fit the budget, super 35 sensor, internal nd, full 4k, awesome slow motion. I would go for that and even pair it with an a7s for low light. Cody Walters Ho
Tips for a SLOOOOOOOW jib move?
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! I need to simulate a subjective point of view of a person sinking in quicksand. I've got a CobraCrane 1 jib for the job, but I need a way to ensure a constant-yet-slow movement for the enti
Re: Tips for a SLOOOOOOOW jib move?
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
If you orient the slider vertical (and be sure you do this safely), I think that would give you the most realistic move. The jib has a natural arch, it pushes slightly forward and then comes back. The
Markers on a7s clips not saving
by Cody Walters 3 years ago
I saw a previous post a few months back about this issue. I have a7s footage and I am placing markers on the footage for reference. Premiere displays an error at the bottom right corner that says the
How long should a demo reel be?
by Cody Walters 4 years ago
Simple question, low long can you take until you are done watching a demo reel Is 1 minute appropriate for this Thanks for the advice! Cody Walters Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographe
Re: How long should a demo reel be?
by Cody Walters 4 years ago
I suppose it is mostly a cinematography reel. I've always had my full length edits posted on vimeo and my website. My intent was to create a reel that would poke some interest. I'll make another pass
Lighting for talent looking into camera
by Cody Walters 4 years ago
I have a shoot coming up that calls for the talent to look into the camera. The video is a promo. I was curious if there is a general rule of thumb when it comes to which side to place the key when th
Re: Lighting for talent looking into camera
by Cody Walters 4 years ago
Thanks John, Rick and Todd for you insight. The ring light sounds great. I won't have one in time for the shoot, however I have a small LED that I may try as the eye light. Todd, the talent will be ce
Tracking not working in CC2014
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
I'm trying to utilize the new masking and tracking feature and Premiere will hang when I attempt to track forward. Is anyone else having issues This is on PC, C100 (MTS) footage using any of the stand
Re: Tracking not working in CC2014
by Patrick Murphy 4 years ago
If your Reference Monitor is open, the "Gang to Reference Monitor" selection in your Program Monitor window should be unchecked. You access it from the Monitor options in the upper right corner. There
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CC 2014 Editable text from AE templates
by Nevin Styre 5 years ago
With CC 2014 being released I was mostly looking forward to being able to make compositions templates in After Effects and then bring them into Premiere and be able to change the text in premiere with
Re: CC 2014 Editable text from AE templates
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
You might be interested in a technique I've been experimenting with: http: www.keenlive.com renderbreak 2014 06 rigging-ae-comps-with-the-new-templates-feature I'm hijacking the templates feature with
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Seeking Workflow advise using C100
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
I work with a small team of four in a corporate environment, working off shared storage. We primarily shoot on the C100 for a variety of corporate video projects. We have shot this camera for a year n
Re: Seeking Workflow advise using C100
by Clifford Sonnentag 4 years ago
Does C-100 have an import utility Sony uses a content management utility that renames the files to YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.M2ts and strips the multi-folder structure when imported. All footage is in one folder
$500 to spend....
by Brock Burwell 5 years ago
If you hadn't figured this out from my last few posts, I am pretty new to this whole thing, but I have a pretty good start in regards to equipment. I am going to be a DSLR shooter and I currently have
Re: $500 to spend....
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
Here are my recommendations: Like others have said, you need an external audio recorder. I love the Tascam DR 40 Wide Angle lens. I first started with a Tamrom 17-50. Great affordable lens Get an on-c
Copyrighted music for wedding videos
by Laura Harrison 5 years ago
Hey Guys, I apologise if this has been asked before but I am new to this forum and I am just finding my way around. I was just wondering how other wedding video companies go about using copyrighted mu
Re: Copyrighted music for wedding videos
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
I would highly recommend using websites like The Music Bed and Song Freedom. There's a lot of great, high quality music. Using mainstream songs for a wedding video is a headache and often times not re
Tips when shooting interiors with mixed light
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
Hello, I wanted to see if anyone had any tips or techniques when shooting in a heavily mixed light environment. I'm creating a promotional video for a new building and will be showcasing the different
Re: Tips when shooting interiors with mixed light
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
Mark and Richard, thanks for your insights on this. I figured this was about as best as I can get it. This project won't allow for gels on the windows, unfortunately. I like the card print-off idea. T
Strange Hum/Noises in Tascam recorder audio
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
Hello, I have a very strange audio hum noise in my recording. Link to the audio is here: http: codywaltersvideo.com video audioissue.wav Screen shots of the spectral frequency: This file is from a Tas
Re: Strange Hum/Noises in Tascam recorder audio
by Cody Walters 5 years ago
Eric, Ty, Al and Richard, thank you for your expertise. Thanks Ty for reaching out Mr. Hines. I sincerely appreciate you going out of your way. Very cool to see that this is fixable! I will try Matt's
Mastering to DNxHD...What to use for playback on PC?
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I am in a PC environment I want to master our projects in DNxHD. I downloaded the Calibrated Q codec to playback the .MXF and downloaded the DNxHD codec from Avid. I am having issues with playback in
External cased drive or bare drive
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I have videos that I need to remove off my RAID and onto a drive that will sit on my shelf until the drive dies. In your opinion, which drive will last longer External Cased Drive http: www.bestbuy.co
Re: 6 different external hard drives from different manufacturers
by Jon Schilling 6 years ago
Eric, Yeah, nice meeting you too at the party, just found your card..... I'll be in touch! Jonathan Schilling Vertical Sales Manager Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc. 12221 Florence Ave. Sant
How do I show the names of markers next to the markers?
by David Goodwin 6 years ago
I've recently migrated from Sony Vegas. Is there a way of showing the name of the marker next to the marker on the timeline I know I can add comments to markers but when I'm skimming through the video
Re: How do I show the names of markers next to the markers?
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I don't believe you can have the marker names in the timeline. However, if you go under Windows, Markers, it will open a new panel that shows all of your markers, names and in and outs. Cody Walters H
Major issue reconnecting clips. Timecode has shifted?
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I have an old project with Panasonic HVX footage and Canon DSLR footage. This project has a completed sequence and footage was logged, transferred and transcoded to ProRes422 for the DSLR footage and
Humming Noise
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Hello, I wanted to ask this question out of curiosity. I am a wedding videographer and for receptions I get a master feed from the DJ or band to capture toasts, music during dancing, ect, usually dire
Re: Humming Noise
by Ty Ford 6 years ago
Hello Cody and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. There are many possible origins for hum. If your gear and the sound board are both running on AC and plugged into different outlets, that can result in h
Why is my nested sequence being resized upon export?
by Joel Morehouse 6 years ago
I am working in a 1080p timeline and have brought in 720p footage that has been cut together, rescaled to fill the frame, and nested. When I bring up the export window, though, the scaled nested seque
Re: Why is my nested sequence being resized upon export?
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Do you have scale to frame size checked on your clip If so, it looks like Premiere is ignoring that attribute of your clip when you pull up the export dialog box. For a quick fix, I would uncheck Scal
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Resizing 1080P for DVD when exporting
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I am taking 1920 by 1080 footage and creating a motion menu inside AE. When I export the video using the MPEG-DVD setting, the 1080P footage is automatically resized to fit the 720x480 frame. Is there
Re: Resizing 1080P for DVD when exporting
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Dave, Thanks for your insight. I didn't think of using AME to render AE comps. I'm running through AME with my custom preset and everything looks great. I did have AE encoding a 16x9 DVD, however the
Issue with video dialogue when viewed on mobile
by Martin Higginson 6 years ago
Hi all I am new here but here goes... We are recording some videos at work with the following setup: Canon legria hf10 hd camera Wireless trantec lapel mic And editing in premier pro The wireless mic
Re: Issue with video dialogue when viewed on mobile
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Martin, What format was the video and audio when you uploaded to YouTube. This is the strangest thing. I listened on my iPhone and heard the strange noise. I would try to re-upload to YouTube and see
Using Multiple Local Computers for Encoding
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I was curious if it is possible to queue out finished projects from Premiere to a different computer to encode using Adobe Media Encoder. Can I used that other computer to strictly encode while I cont
Re: Using Multiple Local Computers for Encoding
by Ht Davis 2 years ago
That's a bit overblown, there mike. Simpler way with a few machines: Using After effects to render your video is the key. You'll need a drive big enough to hold every single frame in JPEG format, then
Interview with External Audio Workflow
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I have a very basic question regarding syncing and work flow. I shot an interview on a Canon 60D and recorded audio separately on an external audio recorder. Coming from FCP7 and Premiere, I would sta
Re: Interview with External Audio Workflow
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Thanks for the response. Those links did help. I finished the project with X and really enjoyed it. I will have to get use to the interview cutting workflow in X, but when it came to b-roll it was a j
General Encoding: Target/Max bitrate vs. Real Outcome
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I've noticed this behavior quite a bit and am wondering if anyone has knowledge about this topic. I frequently encode for Vimeo using h.264 mp4 files. I set the target bit rate at 7.812Mbps, max at 7.
BR-R DL Reliability
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I have a video that runs about 2 hours 50 minutes, and is 37 GB in size. I haven't burned to a dual-layer Bluray before, and wasn't quite sure how reliable the playback is for Blu-ray players. I tried
Re: BR-R DL Reliability
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Hi Jon, Thanks for the X.264 recommendation, but it looks like its only available for PC and I'm on Mac. I'll give your recommendation a try at 17mbps. Thanks! Cody Walters JW Studio LLC Houston Video
After Rendering Horizontal thin green bars apear on clips
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I have DSLR footage converted to ProRes422 in a sequence that matches the settings in FCP7. I use Colorista to color grade the clips. This has happened a couple of times after I have completely render
Re: After Rendering Horizontal thin green bars apear on clips
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Jerry, that makes since. Just took a look at the Video Processing settings. I have Render 10-bit material in high-precision YUV. So I am wondering in my case, editing 8-bit footage from a DSLR, if I s
Bluray Motion Menu Bitrate
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
I created a motion menu for a Bluray dic in After Effects and exported to MPEG-2 Bluray. I believe the data rate was set to 30Mbps using the preset. I used the same preset for my 8 minute video. After
Re: Bluray Motion Menu Bitrate
by Daniel Ludwig 6 years ago
hi cody, you ll hav high bitrates when your picture will have a lot motion and movements, and lower bitrates when there is less motion and movement. if you set your encoding VBR the encoder could use
Choosing a lens filter when shooting video
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Hello, I am looking to purchase a lens filter to mainly protect the lens from damage. I've purchased filters before, but noticed that when pointed at a light source I had increased lens flare. I found
Re: Choosing a lens filter when shooting video
by Cody Walters 6 years ago
Hi Noah, Thanks for your responds. I don't mind natural flares when shooting. What I'm finding is that the filters I am using add in more flare. I wanting something to protect the lens and keep consis
Are there button limits in Encore CS6?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
I'm creating a menu in Encore CS6. I have 21 buttons and Encore recognizes them. I can click on the buttons and link them to the video. However, when I review the disc in preview I am unable to select
Re: Are there button limits in Encore CS6?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
You're right Stan. I'm creating a DVD 16:9. I wasn't aware of the limitation. Thanks for the info. Cody Walters JW Studio LLC Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographer Final Cut Studio 3 A
Conforming before Encode in Encore
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
From what I understand about the conforming process, Premiere Pro uses conforming in order to play back your media more efficiently. I was surprised today to see that after I had sent out a sequence f
Re: Conforming before Encode in Encore
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
It said conforming just like it usually does in Premiere. I'm starting to think that if this is an automatic process Premiere does when you import footage, and it had not completed conforming in Premi
Backing up a copy of your FCP 7 Media Project
by Jorge Hernandez 7 years ago
Hello, I am trying to create a backup from my old external 2TB to a new external 2TB drive, and I want to see if anyone can give me some advice. The backup is for safety purposes but the project is ge
Re: Backing up a copy of your FCP 7 Media Project
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
Take a look at Carbon Copy Cloner. You can set a schedule to backup your hard drive on a weekly basic if you like. Cody Walters JW Studio LLC Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographer Fina
Vectorscope/Over-Saturation Detection Plugin?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
I have 3 SVHS tapes I have captured in Final Cut and I'm curious if there is a plug-in that can detect extreme amounts of color on the vector scope and mark the peaks in the time time. I ask because I
Re: Vectorscope/Over-Saturation Detection Plugin?
by steve knattress 7 years ago
I believe there are some boris plugins for AE that will do this, So I assume that they may be available for FCP Steve
10.03 released
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
http: www.apple.com finalcutpro software-update.html Wow! Not on the UK App store yet though Steve Connor "FCPX Agitator" Adrenalin Television
Re: 10.03 released
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
Thanks. I'll have to try out Resolve Lite then. Cody Walters JW Studio LLC Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographer Final Cut Studio 3 Adobe CS5 Master Suite Panasonic HVX-200 Canon 7D
Avi files in FcP 7?
by Stevie Scarlatos 7 years ago
Hello ! I want to edit some avi files in FcP. So i will to no if possible what is the best format to convert the avi to in order to work efficiently in FCP And what program to use to do the conversion
Re: Avi files in FcP 7?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
I would take your footage into Compressor and convert into ProRess 422 and match the original frame size. Cody Walters JW Studio LLC Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographer Final Cut Stu
Corrupted Card Problem?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
I had a shoot yesterday shooting on a Canon 7D. After the shoot the footage on the camera was reviewed and everything was great. No problems. Later that night I went to copy the card contents using Sh
Re: Corrupted Card Problem?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
Hi Steve, thanks for your reply. With ShotPut Pro you select the mounted card in the menu and it clones the contents without manually dragging and dropping. When the error occurred, I manually went in
Control 'Copy and Paste' clips
by Kevin Camin 7 years ago
When I copy and paste a clip in the timeline it seems to paste on whatever track it feels like. I know I'm missing something. How do I control which track to paste to Thanks. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Re: Control 'Copy and Paste' clips
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
One work around this is to hold the option key, click and move the copied clip to where you want it. The other way would be to change the Auto Select of the time time. Generally when you copy a clip a
FCP 7 audio output?
by Erick Puentes 7 years ago
I'm having an issue with audio output. When working in FCP 7, if I have my headphones plugged in via the line out, the audio sounds great BUT if I plug in a pair of USB speaker or just try to listen t
Re: FCP 7 audio output?
by Cody Walters 7 years ago
Check you audio out settings. This means the audio out in final cut and the audio out in your system preferences. Cody Walters JW Studio LLC Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographer Final
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