I work in the Film/TV BIZ as a Camera Operator/Production Tech.
I am very passionate about media and visual storytelling.
When i am not working, i enjoy spending time with Family and friends.
December 30th 2007
North Scottsdale, Arizona
events and timelines by James Carroccio 8 years ago Hello all, I am editing my first feature film in FCPX. My film consist of 3 different charecters and story lines. I would like to keep all of the footage in one project file, but how can i create mult
Re: events and timelines by Lance Bachelder 8 years ago I've had no sluggishness yet working on a doc. I'm using comps exactly like sequences so when we change a cut I dupe the comp and keep cutting. It's easy to then delete the old cuts if we know we're n
Cant create/export still image. by James Carroccio 8 years ago Happy New year Friends, So i am trying to create a freeze frame Secondly, the book and other blogs tell me to go to share, then choose " save current frame". I do not have this option. i do have the m
Re: Cant create/export still image. by Steve Connor 8 years ago Go to "share" then "add destination" - save current frame Then you will have it in the share menu Steve Connor 'It's just my opinion, with an occasional fact thrown in for good measure"
p2 and fcp x by James Carroccio 8 years ago hello all, I use a panasonic hvx200 and have bought the new final cut. Most clips ingest fine, a select few do not. I go from Import from camera open archive select all the clips ( all clips play fine
Re: p2 and fcp x by John Fishback 8 years ago Does your camera have a Repair P2 capability It'd be in the same menus you use when formatting P2 cards. Try that and see if it helps. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz, 8 GB RAM, OS 10.7.4, QT10.1, Kona 3, D
p2 in fcp x by James Carroccio 8 years ago Hello, having problems with certain clips in fcp x with p2. I use my panasonic HVX200 I go from Import from camera open archive select all the clips ( all clips play fine in here) import then I get a
Re: p2 in fcp x by Craig Alan 8 years ago What if you were to use P2 cms application and then import Would that be a smoother process MacPro4,1 2.66GHz 8 core 12gigs of ram. GPU: Nvidia Geoforce GT120 with Vram 512. OS X 10.6.x; Camcorders: P
FCPX P2 importing failure by Dan Davis 9 years ago FCPX 10.0.3 is not importing some P2 clips .... all clips play back fine on the camera and even tried to repair clips it said nothing to repair ..... I go from Import from camera open archive select a
P2 problem by James Carroccio 8 years ago Please help, I import p2 files in fcp (5.1.2) and it appears, but the moment I click and drag the vid to the queue, the status gives me an exclamation symbol in red. It ingest sd vid fine, but will no
Re: P2 problem by James Carroccio 8 years ago When I go to import- There is a special option for Panasonic p2 The video content appears in the window but when I import it, it remains idle and ! Symbol Appears (as if it can't finish uploading) Log
upgrading to final cut x by James Carroccio 9 years ago Hey guys, i have an imac2.33 ghz intel; core 2 duo Its an imac g5 from 2007. i will be buying the new final cut x motion compressor soon. what amount of storage will i need for this should i delete my
External shotgun mic by James Carroccio 9 years ago Hey guys, I have a ag-hvx200 and want to add on external mic. I was thinking of purchasing am ATR-6550 video camera condenser shotgun mic. Will this work with my cam Any other mic suggestions i dont w
Re: External shotgun mic by Bill Parsons 8 years ago I can't speak to your budget, but I can recommend looking on eBay. I bot a Sennheiser shotgun mike there for about half price. Dunno where you're gonna get a mike for $150 that's worth anything except
macbook pro 13-inch by James Carroccio 9 years ago Hello all, i am thinking of investing in a macbook pro (13 inch) i do a good amount of hd editing, and was wondering if the 13 inch will be able to handle it. i think apple recomends the 15 inch and 1
higher education by James Carroccio 10 years ago hey guys, I am a local camera op Studio Tech for a TV station. As conventional media production goes automated, robotic, and even Virtual, i find myself in need of returning to school and becoming way
Re: higher education by Chad Tingle 10 years ago Going back to school is never a bad thing but you have experience so you might want to take the video knowledge you have and try to find a position in a post house or production company that uses thes
external blu ray burner by James Carroccio 10 years ago hey Guys, was thinking about investing in an external Blu Ray burner for my IMAC. Any suggestions I need to make sure though that works with FCP. i have a an older version (5.1.2) Thanks in advance fo
image tracking and key-framing by James Carroccio 11 years ago Hey Guys, creating an affect where a meteor hits a building. I already added a particle emitter by applying a generic rocket-like particle. need to know how to track and keyframe the effect from falli
image tracking by James Carroccio 11 years ago Hey guys, New to motion. Creating an affect where a meteor hits a building. i already added a geometric transformation by applying a generic filter from the library. I need to Track the behavior of th
Exporting quicktime to DVD studio by James Carroccio 11 years ago Hey guys, Is there a specific setting i should be converting my quicktime file before i export it to DVD Studio For some of my quicktime files Im getting a message that "my format is not compatible".
Re: Exporting quicktime to DVD studio by Michael Sacci 11 years ago Coming out of FCP you want to export the QT to self contained with "Current Settings" do not use a different codec then you timeline, this only adds another layer of compression and quality loss. Then
Importing back to FCP by Francis Robertson 11 years ago Hi, I was just wandering if there is a way to export back to FCP with an alpha channel I want to create a cloud transition effect using the cloud generator. It would be nice to be able to just place i
videographer for hire by James Carroccio 11 years ago Professional primetime news Camera Operator for phoenix top news. Shoot, Edit, and Deliver HD(1080 24P) content. Standard Def as well. News, Narrative film, comercial, educational, instructional, corp
Re: videographer for hire by pankaj sharma 11 years ago To, Dear Sir Mam My name is pankaj sharma. currently i am working as freelancer cameraman. I am attaching my resume for details of my work. Plz go thrue my resume. I am interested in being a part of y
Broadcasting HD/16:9 by Noah Sunday 11 years ago I am a producer with a Public Access Channel. I am looking to improve the channel and had a few questions. We are searching for a new broadcast automation system and are considering Leightronix Nexus.
Re: Broadcasting HD/16:9 by James Carroccio 11 years ago Noah, if i were u, i would go full hd (1080i 24p)or 29.95fps hdv is compressed Hd, only amatures and film student use it. Not professional broadcasters. Even though Hd is much more expensive, u will h
compression by James Carroccio 11 years ago hey guys, i am a camera operator for a local t.v station in phoenix. was attempting to assemble a demo reel using some of my shots in studio at work. if recorded through the studio and sent to the ser
Re: compression by Andy Mees 11 years ago dude, this isn't a question for the board, this is a question for your stations ingest dubbing guys ... how do we know if they can or can't dump from your broadcast server to a dv tape or file
News Photographers reel by James Carroccio 11 years ago hey guys, i am a camera operator at a local news station and em attempting to get promoted to news photographer. i must assemble a shooters reel demonstrating that i can shoot, light and edit. was wnd
Re: News Photographers reel by Noah Kadner 11 years ago I like reels that are short and well-paced but loaded with a variety of great looking shots. And above all, they should be properly and professionally color corrected. Nothing screams amateur like unc
blu ray burner by James Carroccio 12 years ago hey guys, i shoot and edit hd content using my panasonic ag-hvx200 via final cut. i have yet to burn an actual blu ray. i always down convert my content to sd (do not have a blu ray burner or hd telev
plz help by James Carroccio 12 years ago hey guys, im trying to modify one of my current posts. is it possible to modify it when already posted i cant seem to figure it out. thx in advance JamesJames Camera Operator FOX News
Re: plz help by Ronald Lindeboom 12 years ago We have given users the ability to edit posts up to the time that they are replied to and then they "lock." Has someone replied to the post If they haven't, you will find a link that says "Edit Your P
videographer for hire by James Carroccio 12 years ago Final year film student with a strong emphasis on cinematography, production managment, editing and distrubiting HD content with my own Panasonic HD AG-HVX200. Well trained in final cut studio and ove
lacie vs other by James Carroccio 12 years ago thx guys for the advice on the time capsule. i need a new external tho and was wondering if i should go back with lacie. i have had success with them but my two previous ones crashed within years time
Re: lacie vs other by Tim Danyo 12 years ago Lacie drive are terrible. The D2 drives anyway. I had 4 of them. Within two years three of them completely failed. The last one was making a funny noise so I took everything off of it and shelfed it.
apple time capsule? by James Carroccio 12 years ago hey guys, does anyone know if the new external time capsule is friendly with quicktime file transfer and steaming video or should i go with apple mybook cant do lacie anymore. crashed on me twice. nee
How to export MP4 to MXF from Sony EX1? by Charlie Chang 13 years ago Has any successfully export MXF files from Sony Clip Browser and able to import it into Avid for editing I have the Sony PMW-EX1 camera and when I imported the MXF files converted from the Clip Browse
Sony EX1 vs Sony HVR-X7E by mike faulkner 13 years ago I am in the process of buying Sony EX1 but some people have mentioned it might be worth waiting for the HVR-X7E coming out soon which is best they look like they cost about the same price Also does Sa
should i buy the pmw-ex1? by James Carroccio 13 years ago hey friends, im in my final year of film school and em thinking about investing in the sony pmw-ex1. i would be upgraded from an hdr-fx1. im a little overwhelmed with the work flow tho; the new sxs ca
Re: should i buy the pmw-ex1? by James Carroccio 13 years ago i would love 2 pursue commercial work. (advertisement, music video's...) but i have experience with corporate video work, so ill prob be doing that once i graduate. i will take in consideration the cl
EX-1 shortcomings by Steve Wargo 13 years ago We've had our camera for a week now and I've got a few minor issues. Some of these may seem rather "so-what" but as bad as I've beat up on the Red camera, I thought it only fair. In order of use: 1. T
Upgrade HDR-FX1 for XDCAM EX by Nick Righton 13 years ago I currently use a Sony HDR-FX1 camera connected via firewire to a Miranda HDV Bridge connected via HD-SDI to a AJA Kona Lhe on a Mac Pro for live video capture of a Sermon (single camera mid shot talk
Re: Upgrade HDR-FX1 for XDCAM EX by James Carroccio 13 years ago just wanted to say u seem well informed on the xdxam ex. im going to be graduating film school this year and was wondering if this would be a good investment to enter the work place . i use to have an
HDV Capturing time code problem by Muhammed Sameer 13 years ago I have been trying to capture 720p 25 footage using FCS 2 , I have used capture now option , Even though i use "WARN AFTER CAPTURE" IN "ON TIMECODE BREACK MAKE NEW CLIP", I could not capture it as a w