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Record to SD Cards (With adapters) & Output to HDSDI?
by Steve Mullins 4 weeks ago
I have a possible shoot next week where I will need to output via BNC to a Vision Mixer and record to SD Cards at the same time - Is this possible I cant find this in the ex3 manual so hopefully its p
Re: Record to SD Cards (With adapters) & Output to HDSDI?
by Don Greening 3 weeks ago
Steve Mullins "I cant find this in the ex3 manual so hopefully its possible " Yes it is. Go to the the EX3 menu and choose VIDEO SET (the third one down from the top). In that menu choose the first o
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locking down exposure
by Roger Bansemer 2 months ago
I've asked this question before on the forum so please forgive me but I'm having a heck of a time trying to get my EX3 so it will not change exposure during a shot when a bright or dark object moves i
Re: locking down exposure
by Don Greening 2 months ago
I'm happy to hear that everything worked out. I was starting to think there was something seriously wrong with your camera. Cheers . - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Vi
Sony EX1R NO POWER THROUGH BATTERY
by Heiko Knoll 3 months ago
Hello in here, we have a big problem. While using our Sony EX1R the power suddenly simply went off. The camera still works when connecting the DC Power Supply, but with batteries the camera stays off.
Re: Sony EX1R NO POWER THROUGH BATTERY
by Don Greening 3 months ago
Heiko Knoll "Does anyone here know if there is a connection between the power circuit and that release button or does it just simply block the battery from accientally slipping out " There's no elect
Sony EX3 Zoom in problem
by Misbah Mahfujur 3 months ago
Hello, I have been using sony EX3 for last 1year. Recently, I realised that when I zoom in, it's not smooth, it's look like stops and zoom. Don't know what wrong. Could it be something wrong with the
Re: Sony EX3 Zoom in problem
by Don Greening 3 months ago
The stuttering zoom is a known issue with the EX3 along with the EX1 and EX1R. If there is a smooth zoom issue with the speed set to 10 or less then Sony won't fix it. More information here: https: fo
Sony EX1 multiplying clips
by Alejandro Solé 4 months ago
I'm sure this has already been solved, but I cant find the solution. Sometimes, not every single time, I ingest either with Adobe Prelude or Sony Content Browser from my SXS cards I get this "multipli
Re: Sony EX1 multiplying clips
by Don Greening 4 months ago
The only time this has come up previously was several years ago but it involved Final Cut Pro 6 and XDCAM Transfer 2.7. There was no mention from anyone about trouble with Premiere Pro and of course S
Connecting both HDMI and SDI
by Jeffrey Zegas 5 months ago
I am shooting on a Sony XDCAM EX-1. Is it possible to connect both HDMI and SDI out at the same time. I would be plugging the HDMI into an external monitor and the SDI would be connected to a live str
Re: Connecting both HDMI and SDI
by Don Greening 5 months ago
The EX1 doesn't have an HDMI connector but the EX1R does. On that camera the HD SDI and component (RGB) signals are active at the same time but the HDMI connection is not. If you have a monitor that a
Wireless lapel mic suggestions for EX1R
by Tom Riding 5 months ago
Anybody have a heads up on a decent compatible wireless mic set up to use on channel 2 the other channel would be either the internal mic or a shotgun. Many thanks.
Re: Wireless lapel mic suggestions for EX1R
by Don Greening 5 months ago
I'm using a Sony UWP-V6 wireless kit for an EX1R and EX3. I liked the first kit so much I bought a second one. I just discovered that this kit has unfortunately been discontinued according to the B&H
Ex1R 720
by Dennis Cummins 5 months ago
Hi, I'm looking for 720 on the EX1R, I can't seem to find it can anyone let me know where it is All I can find is 1080 and 1440
Re: Ex1R 720
by Don Greening 5 months ago
It's there in the OTHERS menu under VIDEO FORMAT. You can't see it because you have to use the joystick to scroll down past the other formats. See the little arrow at the bottom of the list It keeps g
Avid Support - How to Videos
by Graham Tees 10 months ago
There are some useful new videos posted here on the Avid Knowledge Base: http: avid.force.com pkb articles How_To Avid-Support-How-To-Video-Series
Re: Avid Support - How to Videos
by Don Greening 10 months ago
Thanks for the post Graham. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
What happened to this forum?
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
I honestly don't know whether this is a totally off-the-wall remark, or a trenchant, emperor-has-no-clothes observation: Why has this forum, which used to be quite entertaining and informative, declin
Re: What happened to this forum?
by Don Greening 11 months ago
Now you're embarrassing me, Bob. Thank you for your kind words. And as far as getting to know you on a more personal level: it's been my privilege. Cheers, - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Product
Searching for a new computer for animation work
by Michael P. Adamo 1 year ago
Hey everyone, I am interested in getting a new computer and I am not sure what I should be looking for. My work is mostly animation, motion graphics, video and VFX based. I've been working on my Macbo
Re: Searching for a new computer for animation work
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Get a new Mac Pro. Among other things it comes with 2 GPUs and would be perfect for your line of work. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideowork
Changing from h264 to Proress Proxy during edit
by Craig Jackson 1 year ago
Unfortunately I began editing in FCP7 with the master h264 files shot on a 5d MKII and MKIII. The system was crashing often and was unstable. I have now transcoded all clips to ProRes Proxy with Mpeg
Re: Changing from h264 to Proress Proxy during edit
by Don Greening 1 year ago
This tutorial might help you to figure out how to lessen the mess. http: library.creativecow.net articles ross_shane tapeless_online video-tutorial - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Comp
Video: xdcam mov back to mxf
by Ian Cook 1 year ago
xdcam mov back to mxf watch video
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Re: xdcam mov back to mxf
by Ian Cook 6 months ago
I just posted a response to a similar issue.... You can only drop the .mov onto the Content Browser Exporter plugin if it has the right structure for XDCAM (HD422 with 8 channels of 24 bit audio). Oth
De-Interlacing on timeline?
by Aryn Leigh 1 year ago
I'm hoping this is a simple fix here. I received footage recently that was shot in 29.97i. Not realizing this (oops) I've been editing in an interlace-based timeline. (FCP 7, and the footage I'm worki
Re: De-Interlacing on timeline?
by Don Greening 1 year ago
In Compressor activate frame controls. Set the output fields to progressive and set deinterlace to the middle setting (Better - motion adaptive). The highest setting doesn't make much of a difference
How to fix FCP viewer different from quicktime original footage?
by Rob Lambert 1 year ago
screenshot2013-11-09at12.45.03pm.png The images in the picture are from the same source footage, top being FCP viewer and bottom being Quicktime vid clip. I took the clip on my desktop and opened it u
Re: How to fix FCP viewer different from quicktime original footage?
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Confucious say "When FCP starts acting weird the first thing to do is trash the preference files." There's a free program at Digital Rebellion that will to this task for you called Preference Manager.
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No preview in XDCAM Transfer and Log & Transfer EX-1 clips
by Michael Fredianelli 1 year ago
I am not getting any video in the preview window when playing clips in XDCAM Transfer 2.13 or in Final Cut 7 when using Log and Transfer. I can hear the audio, but the preview screen is black. If I ex
Re: No preview in XDCAM Transfer and Log & Transfer EX-1 clips
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Excellent! - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
Best Software to transcode footage to Prores 422
by Ben Lithman 1 year ago
What's the best bit of software to transcode video to 422 Compressor is taking a stupidly long time. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Re: Best Software to transcode footage to Prores 422
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Compressor 4 will do a fine job and it's only 50 bucks at the app store. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
FCP7 with Mavericks
by Ryan Atkins 1 year ago
Anyone know if Final Cut Pro 7 will be compatible with OSX Mavericks I realize I should just move on from FCP7, but my late 2008 MacBook Pro doesn't run Premiere Pro that well. It runs, but video play
Re: FCP7 with Mavericks
by Don Greening 1 year ago
It was a reference to Dr. McCoy from Star Trek. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
Final Cut Pro 7.0
by Clifton Guo 1 year ago
I'm running Final Cut Pro 7.0 on Lion. Last week, it stopped working. When I click on Final Cut Pro, it will try to load and a couple of seconds later it tells me that "A file of this name already exi
Re: Final Cut Pro 7.0
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Did you try trashing the FCP preference files A re-install will not delete them. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
screen flicker in FCP
by Dennis Allen 1 year ago
I logged and transferred files from my HPX 170 into FCP. I imported my footage as 1080p30 which matches my sequence preset. When there is camera movement, jagged vertical and horizontal lines appear.
Re: screen flicker in FCP
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Make sure the timeline you're dropping your clips into is also set to progressive. The movement you're describing sounds consistent with progressive footage in an Interlaced timeline. If this is the c
SmoothCam Filter and FCP 6.0.6
by Jonny Cates 1 year ago
I have been reading the posts on SmoothCam filter, and I'm not certain what problem I have exactly. I have many HD clips in this project (some short, some long) that I have added this filter to. They
Re: SmoothCam Filter and FCP 6.0.6
by Don Greening 1 year ago
Yeah, Premiere will have the most similarity out of all present NLEs if you're coming from FCP 6 or 7. Although I have FCP 7.0.3 still on my system (and still love it) I've gone to Avid Media Composer
Extruding a logo in Marquee
by Don Greening 2 years ago
I have a company logo that I would like to make into a 3D object using the extrusion feature inside Marquee. The graphic is a multi-layered PSD file with no background that I can flatten first or conv
Re: Extruding a logo in Marquee
by Don Greening 2 years ago
Joshua, great minds think alike: I did the same Google search and read that same article. It's from 2005 and states that Marquee will only extrude something like a logo if you turn it into a 'font' fi
Symphony 6.5 upgrade to MC7 with Symphony option
by Don Greening 2 years ago
I'm hoping someone here knows more about this that I do. I can't find anything on Avid's product upgrade page about upgrading from Symphony 6.5 to MC7 with symphony option. Near as I can tell I have t
Re: Symphony 6.5 upgrade to MC7 with Symphony option
by Don Greening 2 years ago
Thanks for the link, John. At the time I'd posted this I was only able to find the regular MC7 upgrade page. Cheers, - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.ree
File Retrieval Software
by Don Greening 2 years ago
Does anyone have a recommendation for a trusted file recovery program I bought one from the App Store but its results were less than stellar. It took the app hours to scan the external drive but then
Re: File Retrieval Software
by Don Greening 2 years ago
Thanks for your recommendations, Matthew. I have since bought a program called R-Studio (http: www.r-studio.com) and it works as advertised. It's a slow scan as well (7+ hours on a 1.5 Gbyte array) bu
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Program Preferences w/ Mountain Lion
by Don Greening 2 years ago
Does anyone know where the program preference files are kept in Mountain Lion They don't seem to be in the previous place any more which was: Macintosh HD Users "yourname" Library Preferences Anyone h
Re: Program Preferences w/ Mountain Lion
by Don Greening 2 years ago
Hi Chuck, Yup, that's where it is alright. Thanks for the reply and the heads up about the pref folder's location. Never thought it would be accessed from any of the Finder menus. Cheers. To David: th
2 Cards. 1 EX3 camera. Only one card will AMA Media Composer V5
by Benny Baldwin 2 years ago
Hello Folks, First time poster but got loads of helpful stuff off of here before so hope you can help. Shot with my EX3 Camera today onto two 32G SD cards (using converters). Strangest thing happens w
Re: 2 Cards. 1 EX3 camera. Only one card will AMA Media Composer V5
by Don Greening 2 years ago
The problem isn't with your Avid, but with that SD card. Use the EX3 to re-format the card and try using it again. Just test it first though with a bit of unimportant media then go through your work r
v 10 Beta
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Will CatDV 10 Beta be replaced with the retail version before the end of the month I've already paid for it and I don't want my beta version to self-destruct on the 31st. Unless I'm missing something
Re: v 10 Beta
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Thanks for the welcome reply, Matthew. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
30p offline project
by Brendan Maghran 3 years ago
Just double checking that for sony 30p material I should be working in an offline 30i project. Dont have the space on the isis to work in 1080p 29.97. Shooting on the F3.
Re: 30p offline project
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Can you modify the SD project settings to set the field order to "none" and specify square pixels as well I'm not sure if DNxHD allows you to do that but if you have access to any of the old DV NTSC c
6.5 is out there...
by Miłosz Koziol 3 years ago
... is it worth it Apart from audio I fail to see benefit. Am I wrong
Re: 6.5 is out there...
by Don Greening 3 years ago
If you have MC 6 or Symphony 6 the upgrade cost for 6.5 is $499.00. Versions previous to v.6 is $599.00 USD. In Euro dollars that works out to 389.35 (at the moment) if you already have v.6. Mi osz Ko
Blog: Embracing Failure - My First Feature (The Impersonators)
by Kylee Wall 3 years ago
This is an on-going post-production diary I'm keeping while I cut my first feature, The Impersonators, an indie comedy. Before the failure, a success: the first teaser trailer was released a couple da
Re: Embracing Failure - My First Feature (The Impersonators)
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Great article and quite timely since I'm about to jump into the deep end next week with Symphony 6. Although I didn't have much of it to edit, I never had an issue with AVCHD using log and transfer in
Flagged post
by Don Greening 3 years ago
I just had my post flagged in the XDCAM EX and Related forum because I answered someone's question and apparently used a 'bad' word: c-r-a-c-k. Could someone review my post and either publish it or ad
Re: Flagged post
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Thank you Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
ANNOUNCEMENT: Smoke 2013 pre-release trial extended
by Marc Hamaker 3 years ago
Over ten thousand editors have already signed up to download the new Smoke. We re listening to and documenting all the feedback on forums, newsgroups and in social media. Extensive feedback so far has
Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Smoke 2013 pre-release trial extended
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Sounds good to me. More time to try before you buy. Sorta like dating. "Yes, I'm going out with a girl from Montreal now. It's going to get interesting." - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Productio
Smac + long form
by Don Greening 3 years ago
I did a search for long form (1 hour or more) editing in this forum but couldn't find anything relevant. How realistic is it to use the new Smoke for editing from start to finish Are there any caveats
Re: Smac + long form
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Hans and Kevin, thank you both for your sage advice and recommendations, which is always welcomed. It's a bit of a shame that it isn't September already as I just finished editing (only) a full length
COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Creative COW 3 years ago
Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
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Re: A giant "retires"
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Bob (and others) hit the nail on the head. Ron was and continues to be a visionary in the truest sense of the word. I feel privileged to be part of this COW community that Ron has started. For me it h
making local version
by simon brewster 3 years ago
hi when i drag a clip into a project lib and have it make a local copy ... it does not render the local copy it just says its doing it but never does the job it used to work .... any ideas s
Re: making local version
by Don Greening 3 years ago
This also happened to me and I thought it was because I did something wrong. I fixed it by restarting both the Mac and SFM2013. Then the proxies started being created in the background without any fur
Spam in XDCAM EX and Related Forum
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Someone from Russia just posted the same spam advert in 3 different and unrelated posts: Re: any ex shooters in minneapolis area by Andrei Smirnov on Jun 9, 2012 at 5:38:35 am RAGA firm Remote Control
Re: Spam in XDCAM EX and Related Forum
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Abraham Chaffin "I've nuked his posts and account. Thanks again Don." No no, Thank YOU, Abraham :) - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.c
I really want to stay in the app but...
by Gustavo Bermudas 3 years ago
I really want stay in the app and don't go anywhere but...no Lustre, I don't know if that was an oversight or simply not ready for Mac yet, or left for later versions, but I think it was the logical s
Re: I really want to stay in the app but...
by Don Greening 3 years ago
There's a great 3D tracker in Smoke 2013. The NAB demo of this looks amazing. - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
AVA Awards
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Apologies in advance to all if I'm asking this question in the wrong forum. Does anyone know about or had experience with the AVA Awards It's sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communicatio
Re: AVA Awards
by Don Greening 3 years ago
Todd Terry "Sometimes seeing one's wife reach one of her goals (and hopefully the domestic bliss that follows) is a good enough goal to have in and of itself." Ah, yes indeed. 'Cause we all know.....
Blog: PMW-EX1 First Impressions Part 2
by Don Greening 7 years ago
Today I connected the EX1 to my Mac Pro in preparation to transfer the video clips over to Final Cut Pro. I had already installed the Sony Clip Browser and Sony XDCAM Transfer Tool v.2.1 onto my Mac s
Re: PMW-EX1 First Impressions Part 2
by Don Greening 4 years ago
Hi Cris Progressive segmented frame or PsF is just another way of recording, storing and distributing progressive scan video using existing interlaced technology. Each frame is split into even and odd
for Bryson...
by Jason Brown 4 years ago
Hey Bryson, I'm watching a link that Neil Bundle gave me.... http: catdvexperts.com wp faq catdv-asset-managment-video-demo LOVING IT! Your passion is contagious! :) Thanks for making this available..
Re: for Bryson...
by Don Greening 4 years ago
Jason Brown "LOVING IT! Your passion is contagious! :)" I've never seen anyone talk so fast :) Great tutorial, Bryson - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.r
multi-clips in viewer freeze during playback
by Don Greening 4 years ago
Does anyone know how to duplicate the issue where the multi-clip angles in the viewer window will freeze during playback but will jump forward to the right frame when playback is stopped I've got a co
Re: multi-clips in viewer freeze during playback
by Chris Tompkins 4 years ago
Format of footage Chris Tompkins Video Atlanta LLC
Blog: PMW-EX1 First Impressions
by Don Greening 7 years ago
Today my wife and I walked out onto the Port Coquitlam river dykes to do some scenery shooting with our new EX1. We didn't spend a lot of time there because it was cold and I was a real wimp today
Re: PMW-EX1 First Impressions
by Don Greening 4 years ago
Hi Bill, I knew that the blue channel is always the worst for noise but I didn't know about your little trick about the blue gel on the small light. That's very cool (pun intentional). would you mind
Blog: Ki Pro Mini - An Unscientific Setup
by Don Greening 4 years ago
About a week ago I finally acquired my Ki Pro Mini but only now have I had the time to write about it. I ordered it back in September when they were first announced, which is why mine showed up before
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Re: Ki Pro Mini - An Unscientific Setup
by Don Greening 4 years ago
Hi Kelly, Here's a link to my just completed article about the parts used to get up and running with my Ki Pro Mini. Hopefully most of your questions will be answered. You can find the article here: h
Ki Pro Playback From Transfered Video
by Jason Calhoun 4 years ago
This should be fairly simple, I think I'm just missing something. We are capturing an event onto our Ki pro via SDI. I am them taking that pro res video from the Ki pro, into final cut, making a coupl
Re: Ki Pro Playback From Transfered Video
by Don Greening 4 years ago
{english accent} "It's not dead, it's just sleeping." - Don Don Greening A Vancouver Video Production Company Reeltime Videoworks www.reeltimevideoworks.com
Video: Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p
by Creative COW 4 years ago
Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p. watch short film
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Re: Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p
by Daniel Bartz 5 months ago
Fantastic!! the way the actors portrayed their emotions was a huge part of what made me love this video. Their reactions helped tell the story in a big way!
Blog: Ki Pro Mini - The Results
by Don Greening 4 years ago
We decided that today (Feb 24) would be a good day to shoot some test footage with our recently required Ki Pro Mini. The weather is clear, cold and windy. Okay, cold for us on the west coast but for
Ki Pro Mini -The Results
by Don Greening 4 years ago
John Heagy "We'd be interested in knowing whether you see the same behavior." Thanks so much for posting this. I'll be testing out your theory tomorrow when we do some outside tests to replace the cl


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