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Grant Peacock

Member Since:
May 29th 2009
93 Posts
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Washington DC
Canon EOS C300 mxf files - audio component import issue
by Grant Peacock 7 months ago
Good morning everyone, Just in the early stages of a project that requires intercutting footage from my C300 MkII and one of my C300's. An interesting issue arose with the C300 b-roll for this shoot.
Re: Canon EOS C300 mxf files - audio component import issue
by Grant Peacock 7 months ago
Jeremy, that is correct. Isn't that interesting And it's just an issue for this one clip, surrounded as it were on the card by multiple other b-roll clips. No problems with any of them as I string eve
Specific project in library leads to sudden FCP application quit
by Grant Peacock 11 months ago
Good morning everyone, I'm running a late 2011 17" MBP, and while editing from an attached G-RAID thunderbolt drive (FCP 10.4), I ran into an issue where (about the time I started adding lower thirds
Sudden FCP application quit - elusive
by Grant Peacock 11 months ago
Thanks again Jeremy. The reimported XML file did produce a warning dialogue, but it's basically machine code. I did also delete generated event files, but after quitting and restarting machine, and re
Sony digital wireless receivers - DWRS01D vs DWRS02D
by Grant Peacock 1 year ago
I am curious to know if anyone can answer whether these 2 receivers will simultaneously work with a compatible transmitter. I have had the DWRS01D for years, as a unislot mounted receiver in XD-Cam. W
Re: Sony digital wireless receivers - DWRS01D vs DWRS02D
by Eric Toline 1 year ago
Theoretically yes making sure both Rx's are set to the exact same frequency. Only one way to be absolutely sure and you know what that is. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Best of breed : camera toplight?
by Grant Peacock 1 year ago
Hello everyone, Product lines in lighting are changing so fast it's just about impossible to keep up. I am interested in seeing what people currently favour in camera toplights. I will mainly deploy m
FCP 10.3.4 abruptly quitting
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
I have been running a project from a 1st generation Thunderbolt G-RAID drive. I've just learned from G-Tech support that this is not compatible with OS Sierra (10.12.6). I think the issue may be the w
Fault finding : FCP 10.3.4 quitting
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
Thanks Steve and Scott. Over the weekend, I copied all media onto a new drive, and opened up a new library, importing everything over. I've been able to open the prior library and keep FCP running for
Preservation of file creation date during import
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
I'm working on a big family retrospective project - with clips originating from everything from iPhones, 5D MkII III, Canon EOS C300, and even some Flip Video (remember those Put it in a plastic jacke
Re: Preservation of file creation date during import
by Noah Kadner 2 years ago
Might help you figure out the issue- https: support.apple.com kb PH12720 locale=en_US Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
Updating old lesson files (10.0.3)
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
I am working on migrating old lesson files from included DVD's (Michael Wohl, et. al., 2012) that shipped with 'Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing'. The project files and media came on 2 DVD's. Using a
Available : old lesson files (10.0.3 -> 10.3.4)
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
To everyone : if you happen to have 'Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing' from 2012 (Apple Pro Training Series) and would like the associated exercise files updated to FCP 10.3.4, let me know, and I will
Fraud alert - solicitation for production services
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
Good morning everyone from Washington DC. I am seeing a steady rise in fraudulent solicitations for project work coming in via my website's booking request form. A recent event production services req
WFT E6A w/C300 MkII - live view issue, and solution
by Grant Peacock 2 years ago
Just off the phone with Chris at Canon pro tech support, excellent help provided. Setting up with WFT E6A for the first time with C300 MkII, and I found that the process was easy to implement. The onl
Re: WFT E6A w/C300 MkII - live view issue, and solution
by Jonathan Schwarz 2 years ago
I had the same issue with the WFT E8A today and my C300 mk II and after a lot of searching through the menu, I discovered that the live function on the remote app only works when the magnification whi
4 x 4 diffusion tactics to accompany 1200 PAR HMI?
by Grant Peacock 3 years ago
Hello all, I'm expanding the use of my recently acquired Arrisun 12 PAR into various corporate productions, and I want to have it equipped on set with a basic set of light modifiers. I have the Scrim
Canon 5D MkIII - recording 2 audio channels?
by Grant Peacock 3 years ago
Our shop would normally only tackle a documentary day with our C300's, but a (new) foreign client insisted we film an interview yesterday with two 5D MkIII's (doc in progress with this platform; we're
Re: Canon 5D MkIII - recording 2 audio channels?
by Grant Peacock 3 years ago
Thanks Al. The feedback you've given confirms that the camera should not have a problem recording 2 channels of audio, but so far I have not learned anything to figure out why these 2 units would not
Miranda DVC-800 - user guide
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
This is a stretch, but does anyone still have documents on the Miranda DVC-800 on-board converter I have it running on an HDW-F900, but am unable to get anything sensible out of it at the HD-SDI port.
Choosing lav mic for the Sony DWT-B01 wireless transmitter
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
My entire history as a DP with audio gear has involved Sonotrim lavs, which I found produced all around great sound for news and documentary work (they also cut well with a 416 boom in my experience).
Re: Choosing lav mic for the Sony DWT-B01 wireless transmitter
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
Thank you Bruce, very helpful. By the way, I stumbled upon a pretty interesting side-by-side test today of low cost mics : https: www.youtube.com watch v=WPFwmizF3YA (thank you Blake for posting this)
Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 compact solution?
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
I'm unable to source a compact breakout adaptor for use on the road. My ideal would be an adaptor that docks 2 x USB 3 drives to the Thunderbolt port on this MacBook Pro8,3 (17", Late 2011). The dock
What happened to Anton Bauer battery - are they for real or a declining company?
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
As my current Dionic 90 batteries are aging (after 5 years of service), I have to get new replacement. Sadly the Dionic 90s are no longer in production. Dionic HC is way too expensive. Their new Digit
A couple of points about batteries - Grant's research
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
Sam, I did a LOT of research over an extended period recently, mostly Q&A with a person who built batteries for a living but is now out of the business. I was ready to change out from a legacy LiON sy
CF (Compact Flash) card reader issues
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
After a scary experience this past week in Cuba (failure of CF card reader, nothing available for sale in the country), I'm prompted to go deeper into this part of the workflow with the EOS C300. I en
Re: CF (Compact Flash) card reader issues
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
Ryan and Al, Thank you both. It's clear to me now that CF cards are simply not there for repeated, professional use. In the adaptive process from past digital formats (P2 coming to mind in the first i
Recommendation sought : LED uplights?
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
I would like to purchase a suitable set of LED lights to be used in an uplighting configuration on black draped backgrounds. It's the usual thing - throw colored beams of light upwards to add definiti
Re: Recommendation sought : LED uplights?
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
The DMX dimming thing is easy. BUT. Bring your camera to the demos and see if the units being dimmed emit a flicker. I didn't check that out when I got my PAR can, which was going to be used for lots
shoulder rig for Canon c100?
by Brian Lindstrom 5 years ago
Hi: I hope this is the right forum for this question. I have a canon C100 and am finding that I can only go handheld for so long before the ergonomics kill me. Does anyone have a suggestion for a shou
Re: shoulder rig for Canon c100?
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
Hello Brian, You've probably learned quite a lot by now (but elsewhere ). I am just trying to circle in on the same issue (or set of issues) myself - in this case for C300's. I am wondering where you
Platform suitability? iMac9,1 - for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
I have an iMac9,1, details here : (iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 20-Inch (Early 2009) MB417LL A, iMac9,1, A1224, 2266) The machine is currently fitted with 2GB RAM. I would like to give this machine away to
Re: Platform suitability? iMac9,1 - for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
by Kevin Monahan 5 years ago
Hi Grant, Here's a link to the minimum system requirements: http: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro system-requirements.html#main_Adobe_Premiere_Pro_CS5_system_requirements See these caveats from users in
4 ch of audio on Panasonic AG-HPX500P
by Michael Whittier 8 years ago
Im trying to use 3 lav mikes at one time but cant change the 25M REC CH SEL from 2ch to 4ch. The manual says "To enable four-channel recording...AUDIO SETUP screen must be set to 4ch" I can NOT figure
Re: 4 ch of audio on Panasonic AG-HPX500P
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
I see this old issue was never resolved. For some undetermined reason, my HPX500 is behaving in exactly the same manner as described by Michael. I suspect that a change in another menu sub menu has im
Drive AND video formatting for PC users
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
It has been a few years since I have had to prepare large video clips for delivery to a PC-based client's office. Assuming that they're on up-to-date PC machines and operating systems, how should I fo
Re: Drive AND video formatting for PC users
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
Thanks Michael. In a project like this, I am supplying video for a future edit. I don't know who will be previewing the clips, or when. As such, I just need to deliver in the most generally acceptable
Efficient workflow - burn dub preview copies, high video volume?
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
I have run into a workflow problem preparing a preview copy when the volume of HD footage is high (multi-cam event, cameras running all day). I simply want to put out preview quality copies of all vid
Alternatives to Proxymill?
by Grant Peacock 5 years ago
I've run into the 'upgrade wall' with this software. Dan Montgomery tells me there's nothing available for people hanging onto OS 10.7.5 (which I am, along with Final Cut Pro 7). Back to the software
AG-HPX500P not compatible with the AJ-VF20WBP viewfinder
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
I have not been able to get these 2 to work together. The viewfinder produces a fine image when the camera is set to any of the SD acquisition formats. When the HPX-500 is set to record any of the HD
Re: AG-HPX500P not compatible with the AJ-VF20WBP viewfinder
by Adam Smith 6 years ago
The HPX500 does not output HD from the viewfinder connection, and since it's an SD feed you're viewing you might try adjusting the downconvert mode on the camera (letterbox squeeze crop) and see if th
1080i/60 capture rates
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
I normally shoot and edit in the field at 480 60i, or it's equivalent in PAL. I've just begun shooting for a client that expects me to shoot in 1080i 60, then edit and FTP the story to Europe. We witn
Optimal P2 workflow (news style) for 1080i/60
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
Thanks Steve. I will try running some tests on this procedure today. If I understand, your recommended workflow would be to : 1. Use Finder to clone each card ('NO NAME') to an external drive (LaCie r
Exchanging scene files HPX500, 2000?
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
I am curious to know of other's experiences in doing this. We're doing a multi-cam interview in SD-PAL with these 2 cameras. Are there any caveats Thanks. Grant.
Dial-in method : HPX500 & 2000
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
Ah, thanks Steve. I should have guessed, based on my accumulated P2 Panasonic experience. I started with the 500, added the 2000 a few years later, and yes, 'different cameras' is right - You can't ev
New sequences 'offline' after using Media Manager
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
I have just finished moving all Browser clips to a new location, using the copy function. (after confirming proper new placement, I deleted the original .mov files from their first location). I'm find
Re: New sequences 'offline' after using Media Manager
by Rafael Amador 6 years ago
When you use the MM, a new FC Project is created. That's the one you have to open now. It should have all the managed media under control. rafael www.nagavideo.com
Moving video clips to CF or SD cards?
by Grant Peacock 6 years ago
Hello all, I have been shooting for a new client in XD-Cam HD. They have just asked if future shoots could be moved to 'CF or SD memory card ' Under these circumstances, it seems it won't matter wheth
Cloning time code into HPG-20
by Grant Peacock 7 years ago
I have a BetaSP deck feeding Audio Video time code to AJA io HD. T.C. is registering in the AJA ControlPanel, so that seems good. I am not able to capture the time code in the HPG-20 P2 deck, which is
AJA io HD aspect ratio conversion
by Grant Peacock 7 years ago
I am finally recovering some of my best shoots from 4:3 BetaSP, running the playback through AJA io HD. I'm very pleased with the look when I ask the unit to upconvert to 1080i, using component video
Pillar box for aspect ratio conversion
by Grant Peacock 7 years ago
Thanks Shane, I've learned quite a bit about the AJA Control Panel since I wrote this post. Finding it super convenient to just keep flipping between my now-saved presets. It's amusing seeing what I w
HPX-2000 will not stop recording
by Grant Peacock 7 years ago
We are using the HPX-2000 with Fujinon HA23x7.6 lens, on a news assignment. The camera and lens package will start recording, but will not stop, using either the STOP START buttons on the lens body, o
Re: HPX-2000 will not stop recording
by Ken Zukin 7 years ago
I'd suggest trying a different lens -- it may be a faulty wiring switch issue...
P2 clip ingest difficulties
by Grant Peacock 7 years ago
I have a multi-cam shoot that was put through a switcher and fed via HD-SDI to my HPG-20. The HPG-20 plays the switched feed, 10 min clip recording fine (A, V both good) but I am getting a red exclama
Re: P2 clip ingest difficulties
by Grant Peacock 7 years ago
Steve and Chris, Thanks both. The primary device here is the HPG-20 (which was also used to record this clip). Later, I simply tried the HPX-500 as an alternative, not really expecting that it could w
Flix Pro Video Dimension Problem
by Grant Peacock 8 years ago
I have a PAL 16:9 clip exported out of Final Cut Pro. It needs to be converted to .flv format. No matter what settings I used in Flix Pro's video window for 'Output video dimensions' the output is alw
Re: Flix Pro Video Dimension Problem
by Rafael Amador 8 years ago
Grant Peacock "What am I missing I can't find any other settings to adjust." That your 720x576 pixels are PAL Anamorphic, and what you need to display that properly in a web are Square pixels. Rescal
Lost my way : PAL P2 (SD) ingest??
by Grant Peacock 8 years ago
I'm unable to get footage into FCP, either using log and transfer, or using P2CMS. I shot SD PAL. I'm only attempting this import so that I can convert the 40 minute clip to FLV (Flash) format. Could
The very basics - DVD burn
by Grant Peacock 10 years ago
Good morning everyone, I have a 55 minute edit (from Final Cut Pro5.1.4) - 11.5 GB when exported as a QuickTime movie. I'm confused - what is one method of burning a DVD review copy There seem to be m
Re: The very basics - DVD burn
by Grant Peacock 10 years ago
Thanks Michael. Ahem, not to sound too dumb, but I'm searching on 'DVDSP'... er, is this software
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