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David Smith

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New BMD 9.6.7 Decklink drivers not working with FCP X
by Jan-Robert Jore 7 years ago
Hi I have routinely been upgrading my Deckling drivers when ever a new driver release has been posted from Blackmagic, - and never encountered any problems. Until today with the new 9.6.7 drivers. I m
Re: New BMD 9.6.7 Decklink drivers not working with FCP X
by David Smith 7 years ago
9.6.7 seems to be a very problematic "update". With the BMD H.264 Pro Recorder the update caused a six second audio sync delay. In FCP 7.0.3 the BMD Intensity Extreme would not refresh most of the tim
24 pin dot matrix or inkjet roll paper printer with OS X?
by David Smith 7 years ago
I'd love to hear from anyone with experience using a 24 pin dot matrix printer with OS X. Okidata tells me their units will work. Lexmark has a few but I need to use roll paper and they say the OS X c
Cross conversion question(s)
by David Smith 8 years ago
Hello all, I'm trying to cross convert a 720p 59.94 signal to 1080i upon input into a Ki Pro. When I set the input conversion to 1080 it gives me an Invalid Selection warning. The GUI status window sh
Re: Cross conversion question(s)
by David Smith 8 years ago
I tried it both ways, with output conversion on and off, and it made no difference. The factory reset AJA support recommended did clear up the issue and all is well both on output and input cross conv
used or demo Ki Pro wanted
by David Smith 8 years ago
Looking to buy a used or demo Ki Pro in very good condition. Thanks! David (Just to date myself... I think that's an HL-35 on my shoulder)
KiPro - stopped recording - major complaints
by Gary Snyder 9 years ago
Hello Creative Cow... We have had multiple situations where the KiPro has suddenly stopped recording for no reason. We've been feeding the recorder ISO feeds and line cuts via SDI. These same signals
Re: KiPro - stopped recording - major complaints
by David Smith 9 years ago
Thank you, that is much appreciated and would be a valuable update for our workflow. Perhaps it could even be a setting so those who are more comfortable with the present design have that option.
Audio flexibility for the Wish List
by David Smith 9 years ago
Not sure if it's possible, but it sure would be nice to be able to bring in digital audio AND a couple of channels of analog too. Any chance for that to be added to the Ki Pro Wish List if it hasn't b
Re: Audio flexibility for the Wish List
by David Smith 9 years ago
gary adcock "Again, not what the KiPro was designed for, while everyone wants them too, the KiPro's were not ever originally designed to replace a studio tape deck. You do realize to properly handle
Ki Pro and wireless control
by David Smith 9 years ago
Has anybody gotten wireless control of a Ki Pro Anybody If you have gotten it to work I would love to know how, and I bet AJA would too. I'm attempting to access an Airport Extreme base station. Ki Pr
Re: Ki Pro and wireless control
by David Smith 9 years ago
You might try it using DHCP. I've found that it can take a bit of time to get the address assigned. Trying the MiFi this morning, it sat on page 54.2 and still reported "No DHCP Server" for maybe twen
Multicam EX1 and timecode lock - no sweat!
by Baz Leffler 10 years ago
I got an EX 1 and needed to do a multicam shoot. So I hired my colleges who also have EX 1's to work with me. This is how I sunk it all up.... Using an iPhone! I got an app called 'Slate' from www.gra
Re: Multicam EX1 and timecode lock - no sweat!
by David Smith 10 years ago
very cool ap, thanks.
DoF converter Lens Choices
by Chris Blair 10 years ago
We're going to rent our first DoF converter for an upcoming shoot and I need some opinions. We're looking at the P+S Technik Pro and the Letus Ultimate, and will likely go with the Letus due to budget
Re: DoF converter Lens Choices
by David Smith 10 years ago
Chris Blair "Some additional questions. We use an SDX-900 and I was wondering if there was anything we need to watch out for with either the P+S or Letus models " Take a look at this post, Chris. Ste
Source Timecode on QT Reference Movies
by Erich Hoberg 10 years ago
Greetings: In my post production workflow, I would like to make a single video reference file to serve two masters. The first being the audio guy and the second being the producer to use when making g
Re: Source Timecode on QT Reference Movies
by David Smith 10 years ago
Erich Hoberg "I know I can use the time code generator reader to produce a lower third burn, but that will interfere with the graphics" If it makes a difference, you can put the TC burn anywhere you
Record from camera to Mac
by Rob Grauert 10 years ago
Hi, I am interested in reading about how one can shoot video and have the signal go out of the camera via HD-SDI and capture directly into a Mac. I would assume the signal would go into the Mac throug
Re: Record from camera to Mac
by David Smith 10 years ago
..... other toys to look at besides the io HD and the Kona line: Matrox MXO 2 MOTU V4HD Blackmagic makes several video converters as well. I use a Kona LH card and the V4HD converter box and both work
Z1 timecode problem
by Liz de Planta 11 years ago
Hi there - Sorry if this isn't the right place to post about a Z1 problem but I've scooted around the site a bit and can't find anywhere else that deals with Sony cameras... So the issue at hand is th
Re: Z1 timecode problem
by David Smith 11 years ago
Liz de Planta " So the issue at hand is that the timecode on my Z1 has stopped turning." Could you specify what you mean by this What do you see, if anything, where the timecode numbers should be on
G-Speed eS RAID 0 with MacBook Pro; EX-1 Footage
by Tom Parke 11 years ago
Just for information, I confirmed with G-Tech yesterday that the Griffin eSATA card ($79 USD) sold at Apple stores will NOT work properly with the G-Speed eS (they say that they just determined this).
Re: G-Speed eS RAID 0 with MacBook Pro; EX-1 Footage
by David Smith 11 years ago
Tom Parke "G-Tech confirmed that the two-meter eSATA cable will work" I like the flexible eSATA cables. Easier to route in the field and less tension on the connectors. I've been using these successf
New Macbook - Deliberately hobbled?
by Ben Holmes 11 years ago
So I've been thinking a lot about a new laptop purchase. To be honest, there's no point buying a new MBP (I have a 2.33Ghz MBP at the moment) and if I want faster GFX, I use a Mac Pro. Obviously this
Re: New Macbook - Deliberately hobbled?
by David Smith 11 years ago
Apologies if this was mentioned, I didn't have time to read the entire thread, but thought this device might interest you: http: firmtek.stores.yahoo.net spyderhub.html
Libec cable troubles
by Denis O'Keefe 11 years ago
A friend used my EX 3 with the Libec ZC-9EX zoom controller and unfortunately lost the plug adaptor the goes from the fujinon connector to the EX camera. In his defense it doesn't screw on ( even thou
Re: Libec cable troubles
by David Smith 11 years ago
Denis O'Keefe " It comes with a six inch pigtail that goes from fujinon to the EX camera lens remote. I'm missing that six inch connector." Interesting, and perhaps the plot thickens I wonder if, wit
Sony PDW-U1 on a network
by Rene Borroto 11 years ago
Has anyone tried to connect the Sony PDW-U1 into a network I realize it only has a USB interface, but can its files be shared over a network in Mac OSX while it's connected to a Mac host (like with a
Re: Sony PDW-U1 on a network
by David Smith 11 years ago
Looks like you need Sony's Transfer software. From the Sony UK site: "The PDW-U1 extends the IT credentials of XDCAM by offering a simple and portable drive that can be used with a PC or Mac for viewi
OT - DOA G5
by David Smith 11 years ago
Hello All, This is an off topic hardware problem, but I figured you are all Macintosh folk so maybe someone can lead me in the right direction: I was merrily editing along on my Dual 2.7GHz G5, actual
Re: OT - DOA G5
by David Smith 11 years ago
Thank you Sean and Arnie, that indeed resolved the problem! It is called the PMU reset button, and in case anyone finds this thread trying to resolve such an issue, here's the Apple instruction page f
EX1 audio clicks
by Bob Pierce 11 years ago
Hey Everybody, I know this question came up before, but I haven't heard anyone's solution. Using an external mic, I get a faint ticking sound on the recording. It happens with a variety of mics and re
Re: EX1 audio clicks
by David Smith 11 years ago
Denis O'Keefe "Hi Craig, I tell them too - along with "ten hours is portal to portal", "even if we did eat yesterday, we still need a meal break today", "a bathroom break isn't really optional", etc
Hitting Delete key moves files in Timeline
by Brian McFadden 11 years ago
I know this is probably simple but...Whenever I use the "delete" key to delete a clip from the timeline several other clips move with it and shift positions. Is there a preference setting or something
Re: Hitting Delete key moves files in Timeline
by David Smith 11 years ago
Jiri Fiala "in Apple world, you use backspace to delete things. In FCP, Delete does "ripple delete", called extract edit in Avid. It automatically shifts all incoming clips to close the gap. " There
Frustrated with EX-1
by Bill Evelyn 11 years ago
Sony's XDcam EX-1 makes beautiful pictures, but it's a horrible camera. Every time I use it, I find myself swearing at it. On stix, it's fine. It's all about how it handles off the tripod that chaps m
Re: Frustrated with EX-1
by David Smith 11 years ago
I'm thinking Michael meant that EX1 owners would like a similar option There are some interesting ideas in this article, which is written for underwater photography but deals with using magnifiers for
Copy and Pasting clips on the timeline (seems so simple doesn't it?)
by John Zentmeyer 11 years ago
I am trying to find a way to copy a much smaller portion of a clip that already is on the timeline to that same timeline. I can only get it to copy the whole clip, not the portion I need. Any way to a
Re: Copy and Pasting clips on the timeline (seems so simple doesn't it?)
by David Smith 11 years ago
Arnie Schlissel "It will only copy paste the tracks that have the auto select turned on. Simply turn them off for the tracks you don't want." Well, that makes perfect sense! (slapping forehead.... Do
Importing XDCam into Final Cut
by Darryl Thomson 11 years ago
I am using XDCAM EX clip browser to back up my footage filmed on a Sony EX1 and XD CAM Transfer to import the material in Final Cut. Is there any way of batch naming the files with a prefix or suffix
Re: Importing XDCam into Final Cut
by David Smith 11 years ago
Darryl Thomson "Is there any way of batch naming the files with a prefix or suffix like the project name It's a real pain having to do this for each imported piece of footage. " You can in future set
Showing Multiple Cameras from Multiclip at Once
by Tom Watson 11 years ago
Is it a difficult process to show more than one camera at once using FCP 6 and is it possible to show an array of cameras from a multiclip at once Does it require additional plugins for either task.
Re: Showing Multiple Cameras from Multiclip at Once
by David Smith 11 years ago
You might want to take a look at DH-Box. You can certainly built the effect in FCP by hand, but this is an inexpensive tool to perhaps ease your way: http: www.digital-heaven.co.uk fcplugins dh_box.ph
FCP crashed, now MXO won't work
by Hunter Stevens 11 years ago
I was working away in FCP 6 on an 8-core mac with Matrox MXO, when the FCP just crashed, completely closed on me back to the desktop. When I reboot, MXO no longer works. Settings are still all correct
Re: FCP crashed, now MXO won't work
by David Smith 11 years ago
I find my MXO - Powerbook - OS 10.4.11 and FCP 5 combination can get a bit finicky when things change. I usually have to restart after changing the codec I'm viewing, for example. I wasn't clear from
Good versatile shoulder mount?
by Ryan Kavanagh 11 years ago
I work for a production company that does fishing and hunting shows. We are seriously thinking about investing in a couple of Sony EX1 but these little lightweight cameras are not the greatest thing w
Re: Good versatile shoulder mount?
by David Smith 11 years ago
Hey Ryan, I use shoulder mounts all the time with these small cameras and wholeheartedly agree they add a lot of stability. I bought several for a project, and still have an extra one if you're intere
HDLink to projectors
by David Hill 12 years ago
I purchased a pair of Blackmagic HDLInks for my church's IMAG system-to take the SD SDI video output of our Broadcast Pix 2100d into a pair of Panasonic PT-D5500U projectors. The image from the HDLink
Re: HDLink to projectors
by David Smith 12 years ago
David Hill "I've been through the X2 setting in the EDID override w o effect-I wonder if the projector is being "fooled" by the HDLink into a certain resolution which I need to override " David, I ju
HDLink to plasma or LCD
by David Smith 12 years ago
Hello all, Could someone who has used an HDLink to send 1080i video via HDMI to a "HD capable" plasma or LCD that DOES NOT have full 1920x1080 resolution please let me know if that set up shows the en
First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by aaronstockton 12 years ago
I was hired a few months ago to be the videographer at a small advertising company. I have about 10 years experience with video. Mostly my job here has been to create local small market TV spots and i
Re: First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by David Smith 12 years ago
HowDoYouDoThat "Always set tone at 0db and keep peaks there as well. Of course when recording to MiniDV you always want to make sure there is plenty of headroom as well. What we to is record bars and
Advice re Capturing Digi Beta and VHS.
by James Veitch 12 years ago
Dear Forum, It's been a while since I have posted but I'm in a bit of a pickle. I'm in the process of trying to find the easiest and most economic way of capturing some digi-beta tapes (around 200) an
Re: Advice re Capturing Digi Beta and VHS.
by David Smith 12 years ago
james948 "I'm in the process of trying to find the easiest and most economic way of capturing some digi-beta tapes (around 200) and some regular VHS tapes (around the same number). The intention is t
HVX200 - Component out - live?
by Ken Summerall 12 years ago
I do a lot of talking head stuff. Usually setup in one spot and run interviews through, speeches, etc. I do a mixture of DV and HD (720 24pN). Since I am usually the interviewer as well as camera guy
Re: HVX200 - Component out - live?
by David Smith 12 years ago
Another option would be Firewire out to a laptop running software like Scopebox, which I use. Certainly not for judging color by eye, but neither are most of the other lcd options. The huge advantage
Hard Disk Recording Options
by Nick Marques 12 years ago
We're looking to record from some HPX-500 camera to hard disks. I am aware of the FireStore and CitiDisk HD options, but why are they so darn expensive ! Has anyone been able to just attach a $200 SAT
Re: Hard Disk Recording Options
by David Smith 12 years ago
muzicman82 "what options are there to record multiple HD-SDI streams to a single PC " Shane Ross "Computers can only record ONE stream of video. " Big Mug Software claims that their Capture Magic HD
TRIAX TO BNC CONNECTORS
by MUKI PICTURES 12 years ago
I am looking for these TRIAX to BNC Connectors for a Live show next week. Would anyone have ANY IDEAS at all I have tried EVERYWHERE and they are out of stock. I need BOTH the male and female. http: w
Re: TRIAX TO BNC CONNECTORS
by David Smith 12 years ago
Kimu, You might try a video truck rental company like All Mobile Video in New York. They have a rental house also, and I know their trucks carry these so maybe you could rent a set. Another place woul
noisy hvx200
by thomas scheffer 12 years ago
maybe you can help me out. i am fighting against the high noise level of my new hvx 200. no sucess so far, i tried different scene files, detail and coring and used always gain at 0db. could it be my
Re: noisy hvx200
by David Smith 12 years ago
I don't see anything that I would call "noise" either. I am curious as to why there are jagged edges that look like interlacing artifacts if this was shot in a progressive mode. Can someone explain th
HD monitor
by Rick Pearl 12 years ago
Can anyone recommend a monitor that will take advantage of the HD capabilities of the HVX I would like one for editing as well as shooting video. I need to stay under $5k for each monitor. Thanks!
Re: HD monitor
by David Smith 12 years ago
Lars, How do you like the image on this monitor How is it for off access viewing It looks interesting and I see it for as little as $725 on the web. I guess they can sell it at this price point by cut
Powerbook G4 doesn't read 16Gb. cards
by Paulo Jan 12 years ago
Hi all: I just received the 16Gb. P2 card, and our G4 Powerbook doesn't seem to be able to read it. (Yes, the card is formatted; we upgraded one of the cameras and it reads and records perfectly from
Re: Powerbook G4 doesn't read 16Gb. cards
by David Smith 12 years ago
PaulJBis "Should I upgrade to 10.4.8 anyway " Any reason you wouldn't upgrade to 10.4.9
50Hz lights with 60Hz camera
by David Smith 12 years ago
Hi Lighting Pros, I'm off to Estonia next week to shoot a concert, and will also shoot a couple of doc interviews in 1080i 60 format. We'll be borrowing lights from the Estonian crew for our interview
Re: 50Hz lights with 60Hz camera
by David Smith 12 years ago
Thank you Todd, that makes perfect sense. Someone put a bug in the client's ear about this, so I figured I'd best check it out to make sure I wasn't missing something. Regards, David
circular polarizer filter
by arthur Luhn 12 years ago
Hello, Is it possible to mount a 82 circular polarizer on the lens of the hvx200 and then put the lens housing (the box) back on My thinking is that even if it is, how do i manipulate the lens to filt
Re: circular polarizer filter
by David Smith 12 years ago
Rennie "4x4 filters are linear polarizers which are stronger but they can reach black out effect." Actually, either linear or circular polarizing filters are available in 4x4, or any other size. For
glass for HPX500
by Bob Woodhead 12 years ago
Here in Atlanta I doubt I'll find a dealer with both (though I'll try) to compare, SO - any personal preferences when it comes to ($5-$9k) Fugi vs Canon 2 3" glass The choice comes down to either a Fu
Re: glass for HPX500
by David Smith 12 years ago
Can't speak to these particular lenses, but I've always been a Fujinon fan. Also, the Fuji at 7.6mm will have a slightly wider FoV, as well as an extra 6mm on the tight end. Canon makes nice glass, my
Any tricks to remove/reduce vibration...
by Michael Sacci 12 years ago
from camera platforms during a rock concert
Re: Any tricks to remove/reduce vibration...
by David Smith 12 years ago
vibration from the music, or from the crowd dancing Do the cameras you're using have image stabilizers That can help, depending on the music. I've shot some shows where the bass is so strong we had to
Powerbook hard drives
by John Farrell 12 years ago
Is there an easy way to salvage data from a powerbook hard drive I have a Lombard Powerbook G3. Finally bit the dust, and I need to get data off the disk. Short of bringing it into an Apple store and
Re: Powerbook hard drives
by David Smith 12 years ago
To answer your question, yes, there are lots of cases you can buy empty, with various interfaces (Firewire 400, 800, USB.....) for 2 1 2" drives. You can pick up a USB or fw400 case for under $50. The
10.2.8 on a Powerbook G4? On a G5?
by David Smith 12 years ago
Long story, but simply put I'm trying to boot from a Firewire drive with 10.2.8 installed on it in order to use some software that isn't compatible with newer operating systems. When I try it on my Po
Re: 10.2.8 on a Powerbook G4? On a G5?
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
I've booted from an external firewire drive before. It worked, but was a bit slow and later my firewire cable got yanked out and it destroyed my drive. You might want to make sure that the external dr
Firewire and SCSI cards, not enough slots
by Todd VanSlyck 12 years ago
Hello I've got My G5 with Dual 2.5ghz processor, an Atto ExpressPCI UL4D card and a firewire 800 card. The computer came with the SCSI card installed, but (unknown to me) we inherited, from the guy wh
Re: Firewire and SCSI cards, not enough slots
by David Smith 12 years ago
Don't know anything about it, but a simple google search yielded this link for a Sony tape drive: http: store.ramplus.com aiso40aituex1.html You could sell the video card and get one that doesn't bloc
Firewire and SCSI cards, not enough slots
by Todd VanSlyck 13 years ago
Hello I've got My G5 with Dual 2.5ghz processor, an Atto ExpressPCI UL4D card and a firewire 800 card. The computer came with the SCSI card installed, but (unknown to me) we inherited, from the guy wh
Re: Firewire and SCSI cards, not enough slots
by David Smith 12 years ago
Don't know anything about it, but a simple google search yielded this link for a Sony tape drive: http: store.ramplus.com aiso40aituex1.html You could sell the video card and get one that doesn't bloc
time lapse
by AccountClosed 12 years ago
i am going to shoot a locked off time lapse sequence over 24 hours. i am going clamp the camera high up in the corner of a room and want to leave it there without going near it for 24 hours. i could u
Re: time lapse
by David Smith 12 years ago
Take a look at this page and set the "Time Lapse" option to yes. Seems a lot of the Canons have this feature, and several of the EOS models will allow you to send the image via usb to a computer to re
Vincent 601 capabilities...
by Juanjo Mora 12 years ago
Hi! To everyone... Is the Vincent 601 hardware capable of running under MacOS X and Media100 software version 8.2.3a TIA, Jj
Re: Vincent 601 capabilities...
by David Smith 12 years ago
Thanks Ben. How quickly I forget these things!
Will AJA I/O work with Producer?
by jasetower 12 years ago
Just curious if Producer will work with the AJA I O unit Pardon me if this question has already been asked, but I was unable to find anything about it in the forum. Thanks!
Re: Will AJA I/O work with Producer?
by David Smith 12 years ago
Perhaps you could use AJA's free VTR Xchange program to capture from your Io, and then import the quicktime files you create into Producer I'm not up on what kinds of files Producer works with.
Replacing hard drive
by jimmy mac 12 years ago
I have spent the past hour or more on Apple's website searching for info on replacing the hard drive in a PowerBook G4 17" 1.33 ghz. Also, no info in the manual for this. First, can it be done What dr
Re: Replacing hard drive
by David Smith 12 years ago
zrb123 "Hard drives in apple laptops are NOT user installable" I've replaced hard drives in G3s and G4 Powerbooks with no problem. There are some excellent repair guides on the web, including this si
Quicktime- rotating media
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
Hi All! I've got a 720P file that I shot with a Varicam and brought into FCP. I've edited it and output as both DVCPROHD and h.264 files. I would like to rotate the movie 90 degrees so it can play in
Re: Quicktime- rotating media
by David Smith 13 years ago
That's very interesting AJ, I need to look at QT pro some more, thanks. I notice that in your still frames, the H.264 frame size has adjusted to what you want, but the DVCPro HD frame stays at it's "p
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