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Dale West

DP/Camera Operator
Post house co-owner
Member Since:
April 26th 2005
132 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Miami, FL
using cat browse to transcode and copy to xdccm
by Dale West 2 years ago
I posted this in the Catalyst forum but wanted to see if anyone has the answer here. I know there are a bunch of ways to get this done. I am trying to figure out why it works in CB for PC and not in C
cross convert mp4 to mxf then offload to xdccm disk
by Dale West 2 years ago
So here is something Im having an issue with: Client requires ALL shot material is delivered to them on xdccm disk. Don't have a problem with that. Its a pretty good long term storage problem solved.
Questions Sony PMW-350: Recording nanoFlash + MatteBox + Audio + Light
by Richard Film 6 years ago
Hello, In February of 2014 I'm gonna buy the Sony PMW-350 including a nanoFlash recorder. I was hoping anyone could help me out on these questions: Camera: Sony PMW-350L Lens: Canon KJ20x8.2B ISRD Mem
Re: Questions Sony PMW-350: Recording nanoFlash + MatteBox + Audio + Light
by Dale West 6 years ago
Richard, Allow me to toss in my 2 pennies worth on the NanoFlash. I have a Nano and a Pix 240 and when I use them with my F3 or Ex3 I always record media in the camera as well. Maybe its just being a
HDSDI Cable
by jim stamos 6 years ago
am shooting a wedding in a few weeks with my ex1r and need to get HDSDI cable to run from my camera to an HDVT in a different area of the church for the overflow to watch on. How far can I safely go a
Re: HDSDI Cable
by Dale West 6 years ago
Jim As we discussed a couple of months ago. HDSDI is good for around 300 feet but that is getting close to the max length. However you might be able to add a reclocking device to get a little more len
HDSDI to HDMI converters
by jim stamos 6 years ago
im shooting a wedding in a church and there will be a big overflow of guests that cant fit in there. So they want me to run a feed from my ex1r to an hdtv out of the church where guests will watch. I
Re: HDSDI to HDMI converters
by Dale West 6 years ago
Jim another issue you will need to be aware of is distance. Depending on the quality of your video cable the max distance HDSDI will travel is 200 -300 feet. You should try to measure your run and do
PMW-400 Audio question
by kate malone 6 years ago
Hi, The PMW400 has 4 Channel audio output but only 2 XLR inputs on the rear of the camera. Does this mean that the stereo camera mic is automatically mapped to channel 1 and 2 and that the 'spare' inp
Re: PMW-400 Audio question
by Dale West 6 years ago
Kate, Took me 2 minutes to find a user manual. Your question is answered on page 53 Here is the link to download the manual. You owe it to yourself and your client to know how your camera works. I hav
Sony F3 with external recorder
by Trevor Ward 6 years ago
Anyone using the F3 with an external recorder... I'm shooting my next doc on the F3. I'll have probably 40-50 hours of footage. Our goal for this film is to air on cable TV, though we don't have distr
Re: Sony F3 with external recorder
by Dale West 6 years ago
Trevor, Here are some things Ive learned but there are others that can provide deeper details 1: I always record on the cards and external recorder. Ive only had one time that I needed the back up but
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VariCam 2700 Power issue
by Dale West 6 years ago
Wondering if anyone has been having power problems with the VariCam 2700. Mine was on a shoot yesterday. Shot for some time at one location. Powered off and moved to next location in same building. Se
Re: VariCam 2700 Power issue
by Dale West 6 years ago
That was the deal. Sent it to Macie Video in Boston and they turned it right around. For some reason didnt even think of Panasonic for service. Its just a natural reaction to send my cameras to Macie.
Sony xdcam as a record deck
by steve k-mann 7 years ago
Trying to figure out how to turn a Sony xdcam F330 into a record deck to record cam to cam or take a video feed from a multbox, etc. Is this possible Main question is how do I get video into the camer
Re: Sony xdcam as a record deck
by Dale West 7 years ago
Steve, I just downloaded the user manual and did a quick look. Looks like the only "IN" is the camera. All other video is outbound even the ilink. But thats only about 2 minutes of looking. Here is th
Firmware download speed slow
by Dale West 7 years ago
Have been at this for about 10-12 hours. I called Sony to get the address for the latest version of firmware for the Ex3. Because the first od every month is "Firmware Update Day". I was given address
Re: Firmware download speed slow
by Dale West 7 years ago
Update. I was using Chrome. Figured I'd open up Firefox. Download took about 1 minute. Dale West Video North Miami, FL 305-588-2683 dale@dalewestvideo.tv
Shooting 1:33 on the Sony F3 camera
by Evan Smith 7 years ago
Hi everyone, Regarding the Sony PMW-F3 camera. I'm wondering if you are able to shoot full frame on this 1:33 aspect ratio. 4:3 If you can shoot in that ratio, is it in full HD Is this a menu setting
Re: Shooting 1:33 on the Sony F3 camera
by Dale West 7 years ago
Evan, You are not being rude and you make a good point. My response should have been to provide an answer and then show you where you could see it for yourself. Ian and John are rock solid with their
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Kino Flo Bar Fly 200 Kits for sale
by Dale West 7 years ago
They are listed in the classified. Dale West Video North Miami, FL 305-588-2683 dale@dalewestvideo.tv
Panasonic HDX900 - viewefinder adjustment?
by John Rosson 7 years ago
Folks, In trying to adjust my picture to best get rid of 'noise' in the shot -- i've managed to knock the picture in the viewfinder way out of whack. Somehow, in tweaking the contrast and brightness (
Re: Panasonic HDX900 - viewefinder adjustment?
by Dale West 7 years ago
Try this link http: www.askthecameraman.net Technique The_Electronic_Viewfinder Dale West Video North Miami, FL 305-588-2683 dale@dalewestvideo.tv
Varicam Audio Attenuation and Power Consumption Questions
by Tim Polster 8 years ago
Hello, I am a new Varicam "H" owner and really like the camera. I wanted to ask the community about two things. Since this camera has been out for a while maybe they have already been addressed. 1) I
Re: Varicam Audio Attenuation and Power Consumption Questions
by Dale West 8 years ago
Tim The best move you can make is to download the user manual for this and frankly any camera or device you use in production. Spend some time with it. I've owned a 27F for about 7 years and to this d
NEXTO devices
by Chris Magid 9 years ago
Anyone using a NEXTO NVS 2525 for P2 use and care to share their experience Can it run off AC as supplied with accessories in the base kit from the manufacturer Does the cigarette lighter charger come
Re: NEXTO devices
by Dale West 8 years ago
Joseph Picked up a seagate drive and adaptor over the weekend. Ran a test and Perfect. Just what the Dr. ordered. Now I can maintain a safety copy and still send my client along his way with his own d
best way to ship equipment?
by Jessica Robbins 9 years ago
We have a shoot in AZ and need to ship our equipment ahead of time. We have a lighting kit with a hard case (not padded though)- a tripod with a soft case and a panasonic p2 with accesories. I was jus
Re: best way to ship equipment?
by Dale West 9 years ago
Jessica, If you use Fed Ex you will get surcharges added if the items are not "boxed". They add charges if you ship in the case. They say its because the stuff packs better in the planes. I just shipp
Jam sync a HD170
by Elliott Dunwody 9 years ago
Is a Panasonic HD 170 able to receive timecode. I want to jam sync my Varicam and the 170. Bright Blue Sky Productions 4811 Rivoli Dr Macon, GA 31210 www.brightbluesky.com
Re: Jam sync a HD170
by Dale West 9 years ago
Elliott, This morning I took a minute to download the operation manual of the HPX-170. Something that you should do. I went through it and as far as I can tell since the only way to jam sync the camer
Problem moving Pe files to HD
by Dale West 9 years ago
Good morning all. Here is my issue. Shot last night on 2700 1081i 24p DVCPro HD over 2 cards E series 64Gb. This morning went to move to a hard drive using shot put pro. Version is current. HDD is G-t
Re: Problem moving P2 files to HD
by Dale West 9 years ago
Yeah Steve my experience with Shotput Pro has been perfect until this one. Didn't delete any files or any of those things that could make you wonder. Today my friend used his nexto and it went fine. P
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