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James Rhodimer

Art director
Member Since:
May 12th 2005
21 Posts
Location:
Studio City, CA
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Russell Lasson
XH A1 FIREWIRE JACK
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
Has anyone heard of the firewire jack having problems on the the XH A1 I just lost any connection with mine and did 4 hours of tests narrowing it down to the fact that even Imovie didn't see my camera
Re: XH A1 FIREWIRE JACK
by Tim Kohn 11 years ago
As did I until earlier this year when using two identical CANON XLH1 cameras. I connected the first one to the computer via firewire and the camcorder died. in a state of panic i called the dealer to
FCP log and capture HDV
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
hi, I have fcp 5.1 running on a g5 Dual 2ghz System 10.4.11 I have the same problem with both a CanonXH A1 and a Sony Fx1. when I go to log and capture it says that I cannot initialize the deck. on th
Re: FCP log and capture HDV
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
alright. well here are my findings. I did everything one by one. I get a message after restarting FCP and doing the HDV setup... "unable to locate the following external devices: HDV (1440x1080) 60i y
Canon XHA1 and FCP - can't capture video, pls help!
by Kevin Stocklin 12 years ago
I can't get my new Canon XHA1 to synch with FCP 5.1. I keep getting an error message: Can't locate time code. Can anyone help Thanks!
Re: Canon XHA1 and FCP - can't capture video, pls help!
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
I just went through this. I updated to 6.0 and it works. It takes alot of work for my taste but at least now I can capture. I hear that you should have 5.4 or later but That didn't work for me either.
SOUND sync Issue
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
HI, I'm running a G5 Dual 2 gig powerpc with OS 10.4.11 I cut a 9 minute piece in FCP 6.0 in HD (1440x1080). in the actual FCP file everything is great. But in the export which is a H.264 in 29 fps hi
Re: SOUND sync Issue
by Sudhu Tewari 12 years ago
Having the same issue, running FCP 6.0 on an Intel 2.66GHz, OS 10.4.11. Exporting an uncompressed Quicktime movie works fine, no sync issues but when I use H.264 compression, I get the same out of syn
Web file format?
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
anyone know the best way to export 7min of footage for the web. It was shot on a Canon XH A1 high def camera what file format and sizing to fit the wide screen I need to stay under 100 megs if possibl
Re: Web file format?
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
works great. thanks Russell. thanks Zane.
FCP / Canon XHA1 capture?
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
I've been having no luck trying to capture hi def footage to my fcp 5.1. It won't see my camera unless it's in Stand def. So I try to change my camera to High def but it won't do so without removing t
Re: FCP / Canon XHA1 capture?
by Stu Siegal 12 years ago
5.1.4 works just fine with the A1 in HDV, use it all the time. You need to set the camera's output before connecting the fw cable. Double check to make sure the output is not set to downconvert to DV.
Iris problems on XH A 1
by Teressa Frank 12 years ago
I've had my Cannon XH A 1 for about 6 months now and I'm still trying to figure all of the little things out. But is it normal for the iris to automatically close as you zoom in Im shooting in DV in m
Re: Iris problems on XH A 1
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
ahh yes, I see. I just did it. it did just that. luckily that won't hurt my type of use. damn.
problems capturing 1080i form HV20 in FCP 6
by Kristen Korns 12 years ago
I am using a new iMac and having problems capturing HD footage from the Canon HV20 using a firewire cable to FCP 6. I am using the HDV 1080i60 easy set-up in FCP with HDV firewire basic device control
Re: problems capturing 1080i form HV20 in FCP 6
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
I am having the exact same problem with both my XH A1 and my friend's sony FX1. with the XH A1, I remove the firewire cable and am only then allowed access to the "playback" setting. I change it to HD
Exporting for Youtube/Internet
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
Hi,does anyone know a really great export file format way to get a clean look for the internet. I've been making videos for a client that I show them on Youtube and they look very low res. I've just b
Re: Exporting for Youtube/Internet
by Russell Lasson 12 years ago
Check out issue 4 of the creative cow magazine. There is an article that explains the best way to do it. The article is called: How to Preserve Detail in Compressed Files Aharon Rabinowitz shares some
Capture Preview Disabled
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
So here's my dilemma. I just upgraded my system software on my g4 dual 1 gighertz. I've been capturing footage all day before this and now the capture preview will not see my input device. it controls
Re: Capture Preview Disabled
by James Rhodimer 12 years ago
yes thank you so much. I figured it had something to do with tiger cheers
MiniDV Gone?
by James Rhodimer 13 years ago
I recently went to a seminar hosted by a filmfestival in LA and a guy there representing "distributors" said very authoritatively, "You shouldn't be shooting Dv anymore, it should only be hi def" Plea
Re: MiniDV Gone?
by Bob Zelin 13 years ago
this is every manufacturer. HD is where every manufacturer wants to be. Just look at Panasonic - everything they showed at NAB was HD - with SD downconverters built in. There are no more Sony Beta VTR
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