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George Burbano

Professional Photographer/Videographer , corporate, event, advertising
Member Since:
June 27th 2007
47 Posts
Shooting a scene with minimal audio/mics.. pls read!
by Diego Garcia 11 years ago
I am shooting a scene at a restaurant where a woman will be speaking in front of the camera as she sits with her friends. i bought a shotgun mic for this occasion to only find out that its not compati
Re: Shooting a scene with minimal audio/mics.. pls read!
by George Burbano 11 years ago
I dont understand what shotgun mic you could have bought, that has been made in the past 10yrs that is not compatible with the HVX But it should work fine...
Low Res Video on Export?!
by christopher Griffin 11 years ago
Hi, Ive been editing video for about 4 years, and just recently started using FCP. Whenever I export my sequence, the video is low res, you can mainly see it in the text titles. I have read numerous p
Re: Low Res Video on Export?!
by George Burbano 11 years ago
Ok Chris. 1. If FCP is working fine, meaning no major problems with starting, and actually running, then I doubt its a problem with FCP 2. You said the video looks fine on the monitor, but crappy thro
Audio peaking on -30db sensitivity Senn EW100G2
by Matt Oaten 11 years ago
Hi, I'm having problems recording sound for a documentary i'm working on as part of an independent production company. (I'm not a sound professional, but i'm having to act as one!) I'm using a Sennhei
Re: Audio peaking on -30db sensitivity Senn EW100G2
by George Burbano 11 years ago
You are right Ty. The problem I see here, is this gentleman is having an issue, because he is not familiar with using the equipment he has. Too many people are then telling him to go get another piece
Dazed and confuzed......
by Martin Slidder 11 years ago
Hello guys I need help! I'm based in London and in the earliest of stages of setting up my own production company as have recently been made redundant. I have worked in production for a couple of year
Re: Dazed and confuzed......
by George Burbano 11 years ago
Wow if you are dazed and confused now, wait till you start getting all the equipment, and putting everything in play. First start with what is your budget...From what you mentioned I estimate it is ab
Possible to edit on FCP with a Macbook(not pro) with Panasonic P2?!
by Jo Jo Lam 11 years ago
Hi All, Ive been considering purchasing a panasonic p2 recently and am just wondering if it would be possible to edit my footages on a macbook instead of a macbook pro with fcp (updated) Cuz if not i
Re: Possible to edit on FCP with a Macbook(not pro) with Panasonic P2?!
by George Burbano 11 years ago
Im using a 17" Powerbook (G4) with OSX.4.11 FCS 5.1.4. I shoot with an HVX 200 on P2 Media in DVCPRO-HD 720P 24N mode, and edit with no problem whatsover. A couple of pieces of advise though. 5.14 use
Open Discussion. What is going to happen Feb 2009 regarding Wireless Mics?
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
I want to start a thread regarding the Digital TV roll out and what this might mean to our wireless mics. Is it going to as big a problem as some say Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, A
Re: Open Discussion. What is going to happen Feb 2009 regarding Wireless Mics?
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Im not sure about any other mic systems, but I use the allocated "C" freqs. at or around 745.00mhz from Sennheiser. TV transmissions utilize wide FM band transmissions, that are digitally encoded. Sen
Timecode and 702T/744T
by David C Jones 12 years ago
Hi Everyone Just a question about jamming timecode to a camera for a shoot coming up: The DP wants to run double-system using a Sony DSR-500 DVCAM; I will be using a Sound Devices 702T or 744T. I was
Re: Timecode and 702T/744T
by George Burbano 12 years ago
the 702t 744t will jam timecode in all framerates. If you are renting either one for the shoot, rent an Ambient RF Slate, hook up the tc transmitter to the audio recorder, and use the slate. As you sl
Wedding video editing HELP
by John Stapleton 12 years ago
I have been a wedding photographer for 30 years. Recently my brother in law and his wife have gotten in to the event videography business. Mainly weddings. He purchased very good professional Sony cam
Re: Wedding video editing HELP
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Shooting weddings as additional source of income for the past 20yrs, I can tell you that the key is to keep everything simple and basic. It starts with the actual taping. Camera edit what you pre conc
Contacting Planners/Coordinators for new business
by Beau Brotherton 12 years ago
Hello to all, I just finished my website (just plan Jane) and I am wanting to contact the wedding planners coordinators in my area. I am curious of how to best word the email. The obvious thing that I
Re: Contacting Planners/Coordinators for new business
by George Burbano 12 years ago
I think you are under pricing yourself, and arent going to help your business. Stop aiming for a low budget type of wedding. Remember that you are providing a service (assuming you can deliver) that r
clips organizing on AG-HVX 200 P2
by Paul Brenno 12 years ago
Am currently shooting on the AG-HVX200 P2. Shooting and playback are normal in camera, but when transferring footage to computer for logging and editing, all clips are scattered, not in the order I sh
Re: clips organizing on AG-HVX 200 P2
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Maybe Im missing something, Im assuming you're using FCP . When you import the clips, you can arrange them by name, Media start time, etc.. If you arrange them as media start time, then they will be i
p2 card not read by my computer
by AccountFrozen_Needs_Realname_No_Titles 12 years ago
For some reason my HVX camera does not get read by my G5 mac. I tried everything from P2 card readers to hooking the camera via firewire. What may be the problem I need help! and can you recommend a d
Re: p2 card not read by my computer
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Yeah some people have problems with this.. First make sure you have the P2 Drivers installed for the camera. Then make sure you have the updated drivers for the 16gb cards or greater, if that is what
1394 Firewire Problem
by Laura Shapiro 12 years ago
Hi, I am having a problem connecting my Panasonic HVX200AP camera to my Mac Powerbook G4 using a 1394 firewire cable. It worked earlier today, but now I keep getting the message "1394 Device Disconnec
Re: 1394 Firewire Problem
by George Burbano 12 years ago
I get an occasional problem also connecting the camera with the computer. On my powerbook though I use the PCMCIA port, but Im assuming you are using one of the newer mac-pros.. which use expresscard
Mac Prices
by Scott Cumbo 12 years ago
I've been thinking about buying a Mac so I can run Avid and FCP at home. Never owned a mac before and was wondering if the prices vary between buying directly from apple or buying from vendors such as
Re: Mac Prices
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Buying from an out of state mac reseller will save you money in sales tax. But.... sometimes not always this can be offset by, shipping costs, and the cost of returns in the event there is a problem.
creating auxiliary timecode? help :)
by Schureman Lear 12 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a doc + at the moment we are using a transcription program, MovCaptioner, and directing the asst editors to just grab individual clips and load them into the program, one at a time
Re: creating auxiliary timecode? help :)
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Im trying to understand what it is your trying to do. Im assuming that you are trying to assign a timecode to each clip. In FCP you can assign new timecode using aux tC. By opening the clip in the vie
Microphone for recording guide vo
by Rod Main 12 years ago
Hi Just setting up up a FCP suite and will need to record guide voice overs for sequences. They need to be decent quality but will ultimately be replaced in final audio. I am thinking a headset might
Re: Microphone for recording guide vo
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Hi Rod, If you are setting up a FCP suite, I would recomend you set it up right from the beginning. Of-course this means laying out money but doing it right from the beginning will save you time and m
Advice on low cost wireless systems
by Rick Tejada Flores 12 years ago
Can anyone reccomend wireless suystems in the $500 range, for use with HDV camcorders
Re: Advice on low cost wireless systems
by George Burbano 12 years ago
The best for that money is pretty much the Sennheiser G2 system. I have the original system, and have purchased an additional newer G2 ones. They are backward compatible, and you may be able to find t
Reception Lighting
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Hello, I shot a wedding this weekend, and the reception was really poorly lit. I had the iris all the way open and I even had to put some gain on to get anything to show up. I'm wondering what everyon
Re: Reception Lighting
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Hi Chris, Wow, while the days, of having huge lights at weddings, when we were using 3 Tube cameras, in the late 80s to mid 90s have pretty much gone, you still need an on camera light or have an assi
field recorders
by Tom Maloney 12 years ago
Hope the likes of Ty and compnay can help me out here. Most of my work I use a Sound Devices 302 and take the output directly to a video camera. upon importing into FCP I get 1 track and the L & R cha
Re: field recorders, warning, sales pitch...
by George Burbano 12 years ago
NO fight here, you are disagreeing with me, on advise that I provided to a person who was seeking advise on a recorder, and is obviously not a pro-cinematographer or audio engineer. The advise to use
Using an Ipod as a Mic
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Hello, I'm interested in using an ipod as a lapel mic for the groom and another one to get readings at the ceremony and reception. I've seen lots of posts about using the iRiver to do this, but nothin
Re: Using an Ipod as a Mic
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Hey Chris, You can rent these units rather affordably in the city, since you mentioned B&H. There are several rental houses, in NY that will rent you, lectronics or sennheiser, Evo or G2 setup. If you
Release form
by Brent Adams 12 years ago
Hello all, First off, I searched the COW for this but can't find anything that directly suits my needs. I am the media director for a small upcoming youth camp. I will be filming the speakers and camp
Re: Release form
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Shooting without a model release is like, walking around with a sign that says, "Sue Me.." People may not necessary object to being shot, or appearing on a video, but the minute you sell it or you mak
Communication System
by james williams 12 years ago
Hi all, I videotape live events and send those camera feeds live to screen at the same time. I'm looking for a headset system for camera communication. I need to direct up to three remote camera from
Re: Communication System
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Procomm has both wired and wireless systems..Depending on the run, some need additional items check out procomm website or B&H they are currently closed due to passover, but their website has info on
NEED ADVICE QUICK about video equipment
by Lisa Serman 12 years ago
I am a wedding videographer. I just got the Steadicam Merlin. I use a Sony PD170 camera. I need to get new on-camera lighting that is powerful enough to film at a dark wedding reception. Since I am us
Re: NEED ADVICE QUICK about video equipment
by George Burbano 12 years ago
I hope you got the vest with that merlin.. Or your forearms are going to be hurting the next day.. Not a good idea to use an on-camera light with the merlin or any other Gimbal system, it exagerates t
Using analog mic w/Voice Over
by David Donnenfield 12 years ago
Well, this is a continuation of my effort to find a way to use my analog Scheops mic for narration recording directly into FCP. I bought PreSonus' Inspire 1394 analog digital audio interface so I coul
Re: Using analog mic w/Voice Over
by George Burbano 12 years ago
I use the FW 410 from M-audio and have no problems recording audio, into FC, Soundtrack, or Garageband for that matter. I use that on my powerbook, and I use the Alesis FW8 on my Powermac. Both provid
Hiding my email address from spammers and such?
by Peter Litwinowicz 12 years ago
What can I do to have you guys hide this email address from outside spam bots Frankly, I don t use this email address for anything but to receive posts to our forum (I'm a forum leader) and to receive
Re: Hiding my email address from spammers and such?
by George Burbano 12 years ago
If you have an email client that will allow you to use aliases, like Mac Mail, then you can create an alias use that alias and then change it from time to time, that will take care of spammers. Not di
Bad footage
by Lars Wikstrom 12 years ago
Luckily I was shooting with my 4 gig card the other day. I was hired to shoot a small infomercial for a local car wash. Like normal I poped the card out of the HVX and into my laptop and copied everyt
Re: Bad footage
by George Burbano 12 years ago
It sounds like, you recorded at 1 format, then the camera's recording format was changed. The camera will only play back footage that was recorded if it is currently set at the same format as the reco
24pn sync-sound
by Derek Natzke 12 years ago
First, thank you for taking the time to read this post. I am going to be getting P2 footage shot in HD 720p 24pn, shot on a HVX200. This is a music video so the talent's lips need to match the CD we a
Re: 24pn sync-sound
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Cant tell if the footage is shot already from your posst. If it is not already shot, then you can do it several ways. The best would be to get a pro recorder, copy the Cd and then use it as a playback
Editing HVX 1080 24p Normal to HDCAM delivery
by Nicholas Monsour 12 years ago
Hello, SO... I made a number of really bad decisions when making this short I am currently trying to edit. I only had the Panasonic HVX 200 for a short amount of time, and was not able to test the edi
Re: Editing HVX 1080 24p Normal to HDCAM delivery
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Oh boy this is going to be long, but here goes.... (I made a number of really bad decisions when making this short I am currently trying to edit. I only had the Panasonic HVX 200 for a short amount of
Panasonic output
by Laura Gruszczynski 12 years ago
A tech question for you about the HVX200. Can you play back or output recorded video from the camera with a time code or number reference display to a monitor or a tape machine such as a VHS deck Coul
Re: Panasonic output
by George Burbano 12 years ago
The camera will output timecode, recorded time to a monitor as long as you are using either the firewire, or component output. If you are using a tape deck that accepts firewire in, it will send the t
Outgrown the HVX-200
by Whitlock Dunbar 12 years ago
We shoot a lot of green-screen footage originally using a Digital Betacam camera. With a limited budget and a pressing need to move to HD (for various reasons) we purchased the HVX. Unfortunately it h
Re: Outgrown the HVX-200
by George Burbano 12 years ago
It sounds to me that you need better people who know how to key, and can do it better than your average joe. I can key, using AE and FC but when people who do only that have done it for jobs Ive had,
Long Compressing time in Compressor
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Hey everyone, cant get enough of the Cow.... but I have a question, I have researched it and cant seem to find too much on the subject. Im compressing short clips, 10-12 mins edited video from FCP thr
Re: Long Compressing time in Compressor
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Using 320x240, AAC Stereo, 100 % frame rate, multi pass on, H264 at 800kbps. These are the pertinent settings, I know using higher levels of compressing and shutting off multi pass, can decrease the t
Compression times for 720p vc-1 for xbox.
by Brandon White 12 years ago
Hi, first post here and I've looked around a bit but haven't quite found the info I'm looking for. I've been downloading episodes of Top Gear and Battlestar Galactica for a few years now and they're,
Re: Compression times for 720p vc-1 for xbox.
by George Burbano 12 years ago
Hi Im not sure, about part of the question The issue that you are having with compression times, is the same that Im having. All averages seem to indicate that the it is about 1hr per 10min clip. so i
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