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David Blumenfeld

Member Since:
November 4th 2004
42 Posts
Location:
Israel
Digitize MiniDV Tapes
by David Blumenfeld 4 years ago
Hi. I have borrowed a friend's Sony DSR 25 and have a bunch of mini DV Tapes I want to digitize to work on in the future. I need the highest quality and wondering the best method of digitizing...Quick
Re: Digitize MiniDV Tapes
by Doug Metz 4 years ago
Craig Alan "I think the best quality is to stay with the original aspect ratio and codec. https: support.apple.com kb PH12743 locale=en_US" +1 You're not going to gain anything by transcoding to ProR
Canon C100 conversion question-best format?
by David Blumenfeld 5 years ago
Hi I am shooting a job tomorow on Canon C100 and the editor will be converting the footage to xdcam for editing. He said I can shoot (pal) progressive or interlaced -- Does it make a difference in qua
Re: Canon C100 conversion question-best format?
by David Blumenfeld 5 years ago
They originally asked for it to be shot on xdCam 50 Frame Rate at 50i. As my camera doesn't output that format, he said the AVCHD footage will need to be converted to XD Cam and left it up to me-which
Exception: Operation not supported message
by David Blumenfeld 5 years ago
I am trying to import some old minidv footage into Media Composer 8. I am on a mac when I try to import the footage onto external hard drives, I get this message: Exception: Operation not supported, f
Re: Exception: Operation not supported message
by Steve Modica 5 years ago
Have you tried an HFS+ formatted drive I'm expecting it's trying to generate extended attributes and getting an unsupported error so it's barfing. I would have a terminal up and capture the process wi
editing mini dv tapes: looks terrible
by David Blumenfeld 5 years ago
Hi, I have some mimidv tapes shot on Panasonic DVX 100A and trying to digitize them. They look very grainy and wondering what the best option for digitising. I have tried direct into fxpx and using Qu
Re: editing mini dv tapes: looks terrible
by Craig Alan 5 years ago
Have you played the footage back directly from the camera on a monitor. Maybe the footage is grainy Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Mark III 70D, Panasonic AG-HPX170 AG-HPX250P, Canon HV40,
Best place to buy Avid MC 7
by David Blumenfeld 5 years ago
Hi, I am a director starting to work with an editor on Avid and will need to get a version for my Mac, as well. Wondering the best (Least expensive) place to buy Thanks.
Re: Best place to buy Avid MC 7
by John Pale 5 years ago
Just go to Avid's website and buy it online. Nobody really sells it any cheaper. BTW....Avid just introduced Media Composer 8, which currently is pretty much the same as MC7, except their business mod
Newbie import question
by andrew donaldson 6 years ago
Hey guys, I'm in the process of moving from final cut to avid mc 6 and learning as I go. My first newbie question is, does all media need to be converted on import When I import media the avid convert
Re: Newbie import question
by David Blumenfeld 5 years ago
HI. Just starting to work on Avid with some C100 Footage. What is the best codec to AMA-Transcode to DNXHD XDCAM 35 THanks!
c100 and Ninja 2 jaggy lines
by Jonathan Jirjis 6 years ago
I have a c100 and Atomos ninja 2. I shot this weekend and after reviewing the footage I have jaggies in my footage. Can anyone explain to me what is happening I've checked the files and they read prog
Re: c100 and Ninja 2 jaggy lines
by David Blumenfeld 6 years ago
Hi. Did you figure out the jaggy lines problem on the Ninja2 I took mine to shoot today for first time and had same problem. db david@blumenfeld.com
ZOOM H4n Material lost on SD Card
by Sascha Engel 7 years ago
Hi Everybody, I really hope, somebody can help me here. I am really desperate about this: I just shot the show of the famous choreographer and Dancer Nigel Charnock. We recorded the audio from stage s
Re: ZOOM H4n Material lost on SD Card
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Maybe contact Audacity to see why it's not working or upgrade to latest Mac OS. I am on mountain lion... This worked for me and saved me! Got most of the file back. Even though was saying nothing was
Canon 5d MarkII + Tascam DR100mkII record 48 kHz or 96 kHz?
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Hi. Just got a Tascam DR100mkII. I'm shooting with the Canon 5D Mark II and will be synching sound in post - working in FCPX. I'm wondering if I should keep the 2 audio's at 48kHz (the canon records a
Re: Canon 5d MarkII + Tascam DR100mkII record 48 kHz or 96 kHz?
by Bob Kessler 7 years ago
I like 96kHz if I'm going to be doing extreme amounts of processing as I get fewer audio artifacts. As long as you pay attention to what you are doing as far a production sound goes - right location,
audio recorder to replace 4hn Zoom
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Hi. My Zoom 4hn is on its last legs and I'm looking for a replacement upgrade. Zoom was OK, except the battery died on a few occasions mid-interview (or was shutoff without stopping) which corrupted t
Re: audio recorder to replace 4hn Zoom
by Malcolm Matusky 7 years ago
"I would rather have separate (tracks) in production, and then mix in post" That is what I should have said, I posted without reading my sentence! Malcolm www.malcolmproductions.com
Combining 2 sequences
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Hi. I have been working on a piece that I broke into a couple sections. I edited on into one "project" and a second section in another "project". Now I want to combine the 2, but when I copy one proje
Re: Combining 2 sequences
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Hey Mark, I actually just tried what you suggested and IT WORKED! It looks like the first few frames of the project were sort of pushed to the left and outside of the storyline (as it said)...By dragg
compound clips causing spinning beach ball
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Hi. I am working on a project with a bunch of interviews that are compound clips created by Synchronizing clips within Final Cut Pro. I'm finding now that some of these clips are causing extreme syste
Re: compound clips causing spinning beach ball
by David Blumenfeld 7 years ago
Tony, Not sure what you mean when you say add a angle and synch the video.... I select multi cam...which automatically will synchronize to my audio (in 10.0.5), actually, better then Synch does. then
Dust/hairs removal
by David Blumenfeld 8 years ago
Any tips on removing some dust spots (from the camera sensor) They happened when changing lenses in a windy dusty place and didn't realize till after the shoot. Mostly apparent in the sky at high f-st
Re: Dust/hairs removal
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
I have been using the clone plugin which is part of the CHV collection that was linked to earlier. It is quite useful for simple removals as it can be keyframed. More complex removals are best doe wit
Unable to open file
by David Blumenfeld 9 years ago
Hi...I was having a lot of crashes in fcp 6.06 -- spinning disk. I trashed preferences and now when I try to open the project I get "unable to open project file"... ANY SUGGESTIONS on how to get my pr
Re: Unable to open file
by Robb Harriss 9 years ago
you can try: http: www.digitalrebellion.com did you run disk software and repair permissions Non-linear: all the time and nothing but.
HELP! Strange Noise-DVX
by David Blumenfeld 9 years ago
I just turned on my camera and am hearing a strange fffffffffffffff sounding noise coming out of it. Was fine shooting yesterday-no noise. It is only in the "Camera" setting and goes away in the VCR s
Best way to transfer media from PC to MAC?
by David Blumenfeld 10 years ago
I am working on a project on Avid Media Composer (mac) and on a Windows machine (XP) and will need to transfer files between the 2 machines...Sometimes digitizing on the mac...sometimes on the PC...An
Re: Best way to transfer media from PC to MAC?
by Andrew Perez 6 years ago
It took me a year to figure out how to go from Avid MC on a Mac to Avid MC on a PC and I finally got it. If you created your project on a Mac or PC, 1- Open the project up. 2- Right click on a file in
operation not supported, filename:creating
by David Blumenfeld 10 years ago
I am trying to digitize on macbook pro with Media Composer 3 onto a G-Raid2 2 terrabyte harddrive, which was formatted on a Windows XP machine using NTSF. I installed Paragon, but am still getting the
Can't capture footage on Media Composer
by Bill Maxwell 10 years ago
Hi...when I try to capture footage on my Media Composer(running on a Mac) a message box pops up that says (Exception: operation not supported, filename:creating14)....note: the number 14 will change
Re: Can't capture footage on Media Composer
by David Blumenfeld 10 years ago
did you ever figure this out having same problem
Using G-Tech for Mac and PC
by David Blumenfeld 10 years ago
Hi, I am starting to edit a huge project with 100 hours of mini-dv PAL (not HD) tapes. I have a G-tech 2 terrabyte Raid and will be working with an editor who uses AVID on his PC (Windows XP). I would
digitizing on a Mac for Avid
by David Blumenfeld 10 years ago
Hi...I shot a large project with over 100 hours of mini-dv footage that I need to capture, digitize and log. I work on a Mac, FCP, and my editor will be working on an Avid system. I am wondering if th
Re: digitizing on a Mac for Avid
by David Blumenfeld 10 years ago
What about digitizing on an Avid for mac (Avid Express Pro) then putting into the editor's system Avid PC...
Studio 6 Upgrade Problems
by David Blumenfeld 11 years ago
Hi...I just upgraded from fcp 5 to studio 6. When I open a project that was edited in fcp5, and put it into 6, weird things are happening on my sequences...it's like some of the scenes are out of sync
Re: Studio 6 Upgrade Problems
by David Blumenfeld 11 years ago
This computer does not appear to have any PCI cards installed.
final cut pro studio 2 upgrade
by 901_david 12 years ago
I am about to upgrade to final cut pro studio 2 and I want to just make sure since I am in the middle of about 5 major projects right now, that these projects will come through unaffected by the upgra
Re: final cut pro studio 2 upgrade
by David Blumenfeld 11 years ago
I'm having these same issues -- with a project I did in 5, and now upgraded into 6 -- speed changes, jittery shots, etc have appeared...any solutions out there, short of going back to f david@blumenfe
Problem reconnecting media after FCP 6.0 upgrade
by Julie Gilmour 11 years ago
Hi I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. I upgraded to FCP 6.0 from 5.1 and have had a problem with a particular project that was created on 5.1 which i have now upgraded. I have mana
Re: Problem reconnecting media after FCP 6.0 upgrade
by David Blumenfeld 11 years ago
Hi Julie, I'm also having problems with a project I imported from fcp5...did you resolve this please email me direct - david@blumenfeld.com
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