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Dean Longfield

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December 14th 2010
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Canon 6D Accidentally formatted SD card
by Dean Longfield 2 years ago
Hi, I accidentally formatted a 64gig Transcend SD card in a Canon 6D. I had video footage on at least half the card. The footage is for a client. I recreated the problem using another Transcend card a
FCP-7 Fitting a TIFF image into an SD, 16:9 Timeline
by Dean Longfield 3 years ago
I'm beginning an edit on a documentary that was primarily shot in SD, (DVCAM), Wide Screen. I'm using FCP 7.03. In A V Settings I have the Sequence Preset, and the Capture Preset set to: DV NTSC 48khz
Re: FCP-7 Fitting a TIFF image into an SD, 16:9 Timeline
by Dean Longfield 3 years ago
Hi, i found a good entry on the Ken Stone site regarding fitting 4:3 footage into a 16:9 workspace. Thought I'd share it here in case it's beneficial to anyone: http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage fak
Weird problems with files on FCP7
by gabriela castro 3 years ago
Hi everyone, i've been searching a solution to this problem, but didn't find any topic (really) related. I'm having a quite disturbing problem. I'm editing my project on fcp7. The files are all apple
Re: Weird problems with files on FCP7
by Dean Longfield 3 years ago
I'm running FCP 7.03 on OS 10.6.8, (on two computers) and FCP 7.0 and 10.8.3 on another computer. I occasionally run into an issue on the FCP 7.0 on the OS 10.8.3 but for the most part that seems OK a
Best Frame Rate when using a DSLR on a Glidecam
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
I had been shooting 30P when using a DSLR on a Glidecam HD 4000. Then I began shooting Glidecam footage in 24P and when moving left to right and vice versa, (x y axis), the footage is getting the roll
Re: Best Frame Rate when using a DSLR on a Glidecam
by Mike Smith 4 years ago
So can you try 60p, or faster This seems like a how-to-control-rolling-shutter for youR CAM more than a glidecam question - where the "best" frame rate will be the one that cuts into your sequence and
FS700 RAW 4K to Atomos Shogun
by Kyle Remmenga 4 years ago
I keep seeing that it's possible to do now, just no solutions as to how to actually pull it off. Going SDI from the back everything is peachy until I switch camera into RAW mode, then it disappears an
Re: FS700 RAW 4K to Atomos Shogun
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
Did you update the FS700 to the FS700R (It costs $400 and needs to be done at a Sony service center). That activates the 4K capability, but only through the SDI Out, not the HDMI out. Right now the ch
New shoulder mounted Super 35 Sony PXW-FS7 records 4K/60p out of the box
by Bill Bruner 5 years ago
With the introduction of the new 4K 60p PXW-FS7 at IBC 2014 yesterday, it seems that Sony has decided to cannibalize their own high end cameras - as well as Canon's. Not good for current 2K F5 owners,
Re: New shoulder mounted Super 35 Sony PXW-FS7 records 4K/60p out of the box
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
...and now Sony introduces the PXW-FS5...$5,599 or so w out lens. Thing is, I have an FS700 and don't have the need to shoot 4K yet. By the time 4K jobs start rolling in, ( 3 years from now ), they'll
Sony a7s, Black Magic 4k, Canon c300 or something entirely different. Share your knowledge and experience.
by Andreas Ahston 4 years ago
So I've began the long research-process towards getting a new camera, and I'd love to get some input and advice from other videographers on what to get in this rapidly changing marked of videocameras.
Re: Sony a7s, Black Magic 4k, Canon c300 or something entirely different. Share your knowledge and experience.
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
It's here and apparently it overheats in 4K mode. (A7R II). Sony is hinting that a camera is coming out that would fit between the FS700 and the FS7. I'm hoping it is an A7R II clone in a larger body
Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
I have a Konova K3 slider that I'm using on a Monfrotto MVT502AM Tripod with a Monfrotto MVH502A Head. I use this tripod head combo due to it's light weight and portability. I attach the Konova K3 on
Re: Needed: Light weight, sturdy tripod for use with a slider
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
Thanks for the Konova Stability Arm suggestion. Did not know that item existed. The monopods are also an option, (and I already have quite a few variations of monopods and will try it out). My concern
Sony A7RII
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
Anyone have thoughts on the newly released Sony A7RII I'm hearing it's internal 4K recording heats up the camera, and that it's still good in low light but not quite as good as it's predecessor, the A
General Error Message when using DSLR Footage in Timeline
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
I am using FCP 7.03. When I try to bring in footage from the browser into the timeline, it allows me to do it the first time. Then on the 2nd or third clip I bring in it says General Error and the Can
Re: General Error Message when using DSLR Footage in Timeline
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
FCP7.03
Dean Longfield 4 years ago
I have an SD card with one of the gold connectors that is slightly broken. A thin piece is hanging off of it and blocks the card from correctly entering the card reader.

Any suggestions?

Can the manufacturer of the SD card get the data off the card? Is there any way to get the data off the card?

Thanks
FCP 7 Can't load into new hard drive
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
My IMAC's hard drive recently went bad.. I had a new hard drive put in. The place that put it in also loaded OS 10.6.3 They set it up for no password. So I loaded iwork in with no password, just press
Buying lights + diffuser/softbox for interviews?
by Nikolaj Mikkelsen 4 years ago
Hi there, I have to do a lot of interviews at my job during the next months, and therefore need to buy some lights. I have to do both one and two person interviews, probably with white grey backdrop.
Re: Buying lights + diffuser/softbox for interviews?
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
That should do it yea. best of luck.
Lighting for Interior/Night Glidecam Shots
by Dean Longfield 4 years ago
When using a Glidecam Steadicam at an event in the evening: How are you lighting those scenes I've tried lights on stands to varying degrees of success. Some events don't want lights on stands though.
Re: Lighting for Interior/Night Glidecam Shots
by Brent Dunn 4 years ago
I've never had an issue with using a light on a stand. I would make sure it was out of the way so nobody trips on it. Or, get an assistant to hold the light on a monopod or legs folded in on a stand.
SONY NEX-FS700 Picture Profile's?
by Ian DiSalvo 5 years ago
Hello all, I am shooting a white back round interview on the FS700 and I am looking for suggestions with the picture profiles. In the past I have loaded Able Cine's looks and I wasnt impressed. I find
Re: SONY NEX-FS700 Picture Profile's?
by Dean Longfield 5 years ago
I've been using PP2 when also shooting with DSLRs on the same shoot, which is what most of my current work calls for. PP2 is Sony's Still Camera Nuetral "look." The I shoot Nuetral on the Canon DSLR's
Sennheiser G2 Repair
by Aaron Leong 5 years ago
Hi, I searched on this board to no avail. I was wondering if there was somewhere other than Sennheiser to repair a few sets of G2s I tried their website and the G2s are no longer serviceable through S
Re: Sennheiser G2 Repair
by Dean Longfield 5 years ago
Not sure where you live, but there may be a professional, audio video shop that offers repairs. I can only speak to the mics not screwing in. which were an issue with the G2's. After some use, the loc
Sony FS700 Artifacts!!! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING???
by Naude Heunis 5 years ago
So I've bought the FS700 and it appears to create artifacts with some low light situations with some light sources in it, or even when there is a bright background Is this a common problem and if so,
Re: Sony FS700 Artifacts!!! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING???
by Dean Longfield 5 years ago
What's the frame rate you are shooting at Perhaps this is a shutter speed issue. So if you are shooting at 24fps your shutter speed should be double at 48. If 30fps the Shutter Speed should be 60. Som
Final Cut Pro 7 footage files
by Dean Longfield 5 years ago
I have a Sony FS700 and FCP 7.03. I've been importing footage into FCP 7 with Log & Transfer which converts the files to Apple Pro Res. Thing is the files are HUGE !!! Is there another way for me to d
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 footage files
by Ian Cook 5 years ago
The files are huge because they are are getting converted from a 20 Mbps codec to a 200 Mbps codec. They will grow by a factor of 10. You can recompress to XDCAM 50 or a slightly more lightweight code
XDCAM Transfer
by Dean Longfield 6 years ago
Hi, I shot a project for a client that requested I shoot in, "HDV." I shot the project using my EX1R in 1440 x 1080 60i. I then imported the footage through XDCAM Transfer. However I never imported th
Re: XDCAM Transfer
by Dean Longfield 6 years ago
Thanks to all for your helpful suggestions. Just delivered the footage..... Will see how it goes.
PAL and non-drop frame
by Dean Longfield 6 years ago
When shooting PAL, one should use non-drop frame, correct Being that PAL is a true 50 fps. Just checking.
Re: PAL and non-drop frame
by Robin Probyn 6 years ago
There is no DF in PAL .. its not an option..
Any gotchas on a used EX1R or EX3?
by Erik Mickelson 6 years ago
Getting ready to do a documentary. The used prices on EX1R's and EX3's are unbelievable! Anything to watch out for on a used model Some are coming with 32GB SXS cards extra mics batts etc... CrippleBo
Re: Any gotchas on a used EX1R or EX3?
by Dean Longfield 6 years ago
I'm interested in a used EX1R. On ebay they are selling for over $4,000 which I thought was a bit high. Thing is EX1's aren't selling for much cheaper: $3,500 and up and they have a lot more hours on
FS700 Lens recommendations
by Tony Brave 7 years ago
Thinking of purchasing the 700. I would like to some feedback on lens used out there that would work with it. Have a project coming up in which I will be shooting inside a house. Different scenes Cine
Re: FS700 Lens recommendations
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
You may just want to rent some lenses (renting lenses is pretty cheap), and then decide which one to buy after you run some tests. See the FS700 User's Group on Vimeo, as they have samples and usually
PMW 200, grey card slot door
by Tor Ingebrigtsen 7 years ago
Hi, I just got the Sony PMW 200 delivered. But when I opened the box I realised that the card slot door was grey, not black. I read somewhere on the net (cant find it now) that Sony used the grey door
Re: PMW 200, grey card slot door
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
I never heard about the grey door being a pre-production model...but then again I never heard of a grey door for the SxS card slot either. Try calling Sony in New Jersey. So how do you like the camera
XDCAM transfer problem with FCP 7
by Cindy Hill 7 years ago
Please forgive the ignorant nature of this question, but I am trying to troubleshoot for some of my graduate students. They have been hired to transcribe and transfer about 20 hours of XDCAM EX footag
Re: XDCAM transfer problem with FCP 7
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
XDCAM-EX records in 35mbps. XDCAM-EX cameras like the EX1, EX3, & PMW 320 record a maximum bit rate of 35mbps, (HQ). I believe XDCAM HD records HD422 at 50mbps. The XDCAM HD is optical disc based and
Canon C-100
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
Any thoughts on the Canon C-100: http: www.usa.canon.com cusa professional products professional_cameras cinema_eos_cameras eos_c100 It looks like the camera will ship for $6,500 and be the competitio
Re: Canon C-100
by Al Bergstein 7 years ago
Ouch, those RR follow focus aren't cheap either! Maybe they'll have an adapter. I can't see replacing my 7D, or 105 with it (I have done some great paying gigs with Infrared on the 105). But I can see
NEX VG900 Full Frame Camcorder
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
I kept wondering when someone would come out with a Full Frame Video Camera. Well here it is: http: store.sony.com p Sony-NEX-VG900-Full-Frame-Camcorder en p NEXVG900 I see they are calling the FF sen
Re: NEX VG900 Full Frame Camcorder
by Troy Turner 7 years ago
I wanted to have the vg900 use the entire sensor (4x3) in video mode at the highest bit-rate. But like you said, this can only be done when taking still images. If I.could use the whole sensor in vide
XDCAM EX to HDV in FCP
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
I have a client who needs his footage in the HDV format on tape. I shot the footage in XDCAM EX 1080 60i as per his request, but can't seem to convert it to HDV. I can't get the Video Playback (in the
Re: XDCAM EX to HDV in FCP
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
I tried to select the HDV 1440 x 1080 in the, "Different output for edit to tape print to video," option but could not click on it, (it's there but in a faded text which is not click-able). I'm using
Rode VideoMic Pro vs Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
I'm seeking a mic for my DSLR and am considering the Rode VideoMic Pro and the Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun. Does anyone have an opinion which may work best for weddings http: www.bhphotovideo.com c prod
Re: Rode VideoMic Pro vs Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
Thanks. I have a H4N as well and my thinking was to use one of the Rode Mics I asked about - mounted on the DSLR rig - going into the H4N, and also having a wireless mic, (lavalier on groom in church
Something big for XDCAM July 26?
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
Something big for XDCAM July 26 http: pro.sony.com bbsc ssr micro-xdcam
Re: The way over due PMW200 MPEG422HD
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
Wow. Thanks for the zoom servo motor info Alister. That's encouraging news.
Videographer Contracts In A Book or for Download?
by Stephanie Joan 7 years ago
I'm looking for contracts that I can download and use for my business. I usually go to Nolo press for contracts, etc, but I can't seem to find any templates on their site for model releases, location
Re: Videographer Contracts In A Book or for Download?
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
Hi Stephanie, I'm an independent filmmaker who writes his own contracts because lawyers are so expensive. Nolo is a good resource but for film and television projects use the Mark Liwtak books: http:
Sliders: which is best?
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
I currently have a Sony EX1R and am looking to use a slider with this cam. Do you have any suggestions as to which sliders work best, (brand and model). I also am getting into DSLR video but am lookin
Re: Sliders: which is best?
by Brent Dunn 7 years ago
Here are some options; dpslider.mybigcommerce.com index.php http: www.glidetrack.com products hd-range glidetrack-hybrid-slider.html http: www.kesslercrane.com pocket-dolly-s 116.htm Brent Dunn Owner
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