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Indy shooter/producer
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November 27th 2003
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Opinion wanted...PIX 240
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
I am considering the purchaser of a Sound Devices PIX 240 external recorder to capture directly to a SSD. As a shooter I awlays do my best to consider the needs of the editor. So I am looking to this
Re: Opinion wanted...PIX 240
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
Jeremy, My Varicam is the F tape As an independent I shoot for a wide variety of clients both FCP and Avid. Unfortunately I usually have little or no interaction with post...just the producers. Howeve
Opinions and Input wanted PIX 240
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
I am considering the purchaser of a Sound Devices PIX 240 external recorder to capture directly to a SSD. So I am looking to this forum for feedback from anybody that has worked with footage files fro
Your opinion...PIX 240
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
I am considering the purchaser of a Sound Devices PIX 240 external recorder to capture directly to a SSD. As a shooter I awlays do my best to consider the needs of the editor. So I am looking to this
Opinions needed Quality from PIX 240
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
I am considering the purchaser of a Sound Devices PIX 240 external recorder to capture directly to a SSD. As a shooter I awlays do my best to consider the needs of the editor. So I am looking to this
Re: Opinions needed Quality from PIX 240
by Michael Phillips 8 years ago
I think the Pix is a great little product - certainly the codecs being used for recording are designed for post production. And the codecs are better than what you will find with a Canon 5D for exampl
HVX 200 nano flash interface
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
Are their any HVX200 users who have found a way to use the convergent design nano flash unit with the camera. I am researching the nano for other cameras I own and would like to find a way to use it w
HVX 200 Firmware 4.10???
by Jay Kuntz 8 years ago
I currently have a HVX200p with firmware version 4.10 Do I need to update the firmware to use 32, 64 and E series P2 cards. If so what version firmware do I need to download Thanks in advance... J J
Re: HVX 200 Firmware 4.10???
by Victor Nappe 8 years ago
I am using mine with e 32 g card and version 4.10 and works perfectly.
fcp set up to import pdw 700 xdcam footage
by Jay Kuntz 10 years ago
I need a basic step by step guideline for setting up FCP 6.0 so that I can import from my new Sony PDW700. I have the application software disc from Sony, where do I put the files Once I have imported
Re: fcp set up to import pdw 700 xdcam footage
by Jay Kuntz 9 years ago
The earlier advice seemed to work and all seems to be working fine. J J
getting 25mps video from 1200a is a problem
by Jay Kuntz 12 years ago
I am trying to get vid aud 25mps from a 1200a via firewire into FCP 5.1.4 I have Machine control but no video input in FCP. I see it on the monitor out but log and capture sees no signal. Am I missing
Re: getting 25mps video from 1200a is a problem
by Jay Kuntz 12 years ago
Jeremy, I thought it would likely be the deck. None of the settings jump out as to where except the 894 895 and 896. They seem to determine DVI out but had no impact when I reset 25m dif out to DV. Do
24" cinema display has become stupid
by Jay Kuntz 12 years ago
It may be have caught it from me, but my 24" CD HD monitor has become stupid. About 1 week ago it didn't come on when I turned on my G5...1.8 Ghz...OSX 10.4.9. To the best of my knowledge, no settings
Re: 24" cinema display has become stupid
by John Oag 12 years ago
I presume you mean a 23" (not 24") Apple Cinema Display If so, be aware that the Power Supply Units for different size Cinema Displays are not interchangeable. A 23" unit ships with a 90W PSU, a 20" o
?HVX200 export into FCP 5.1.4 Looking for settings on both cam & FCP
by Jay Kuntz 13 years ago
I just started playing testing w P2 card recording in cam. I have hooked it up to FCP and it recognizes the camcorder. I try to import via file ..import...p2 nothing shows up on FCP. Clips are on the
Re: ?HVX200 export into FCP 5.1.4 Looking for settings on both cam & FCP
by Steven Gladney 13 years ago
Have you copied the files from your P2 card to you Hard Drive If not, you really should do that first. To mount your P2 card onto your desktop through the camera, there's a button that you click on th
FCP output to 1200a
by Jay Kuntz 13 years ago
After upgrading system to FCP 5.1.2 and adding a 1200a I am running the system thru various tests. Input and edit of 720p Varicam works fine...both 60 and 24 fps. However I can't output via FW 1394 ba
Re: FCP output to 1200a
by walter biscardi 13 years ago
Are you set up to Apple's DVCPro HD 720 59.94 preset I never use Print to Tape, I only use Edit to Tape. Black the first 10 seconds or so of your tape, then do an Assemble Edit to the deck. The 1200A
Upgrade complete ?? re 1200 a and Varicam over/undercrank footage
by Jay Kuntz 13 years ago
Just did hardware (5G ram and seperate internal 500G hd) and software (tiger and FCstudio) upgrade. Waiting on delivery of b-stock Panasonic 1200a DVCPROHD deck with fw and hd sd cards . Will this sys
Re: Upgrade complete ?? re 1200 a and Varicam over/undercrank footage
by Jay Kuntz 13 years ago
Walter Did not buy from TBS. If memory serves me correct, they didn't respond to my end of year e-mail request for pricing and delivery. As far as mark-up...it is part of business and as long as broke
Promist with HD
by Robin Probyn 13 years ago
Hi Just did a recent job with a F900,on which I used a Tiffen 1 4 black promist ,only had a Panasonic plasma monitor,be it a very expensive one! I,ve used this filter before and with digibeta .Anyway
Re: Promist with HD
by Jay Kuntz 13 years ago
What looks good and how do you make pictures people clients like It is indeed subjective. Using a promist gives a look, one I usually like, that can't be easily eliminated in post. On the other hand,
importing into final cut pro
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
I am trying to get a logo from photoshop into FCP. I can import fine, however ther color of the logo...very RED...is washed out. Also the black text is washed out. I understand computer monitors vs nt
Re: importing into final cut pro
by Terry Hahin 14 years ago
It sounds like a monitor issue, perhaps your monitor coming out of fcp is washed out Or maybe just the red channnel in the monitor You can definitely double check the true saturation quality of the im
Dolby?
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
Does Varicam have a dolby setting If so where A recent client tech requirement sheet had "dolby off" and It was the first request I had for it, but couldn't find it in any of the vtr menues J
Re: Dolby?
by Steve Mahrer 14 years ago
J; There is no Dolby audio processing on digital cameras. I suspect your tech sheet check list was referring to a mode switch on the older BetaCam Sp amd MII formats, both used Dolby C for NR on their
Seeking Basic Introduction to High Definition Filmmaking: Panasonic & Sony
by Tunnell Mill 14 years ago
I am new to the world of High Definition. I have been researching the internet for a general knowledge and answers to some basic questions. I came across the Creative Cow site and would appreciate any
Re: Seeking Basic Introduction to High Definition Filmmaking: Panasonic & Sony
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
If you have the time before the project begins, I would highly reccomend the Varicamp 3 day seminar sponsored by hi def expo. I am always sceptical of both the time and the money for seminars, but if
Battery Problems
by Elliott Dunwody 14 years ago
It would seem that has a long time varicam user I would know this. But... My battery warning is coming on and operations shut down way before the battery is depleted. Is there a setting somewhere that
Re: Battery Problems
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
The battery warning coming on can be changed in the VTR user menu, but if it is shutting down me guesses your out of juice. Try leaving the battery indicator info in the viewfinder...Vtr menu again vf
System frequency setting?
by Juliett 14 years ago
Hi there I work in a Post Production House and find Varicam a bit confusing. I got given some HD-DVC Pro tapes to digitize for one of the offline edit. I think they are shot 720p 25fps. (I got this in
Re: System frequency setting?
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
Julie, All Varicam is 720p. I can't relly help with the setting on the deck, but what I can suggest is that you contact either the field producer and or the dp who were involved in the shoot. I am a D
Varicam post on Avid Media Composer with 24p and other off speed footage.
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
Looking for insight into the ability for Avid Media Composer with Adrenalin HD V 2.1.5 to edit 24p and other frame rates like 12p or 48p. I am working with a post boutique that is just starting their
Re: Varicam post on Avid Media Composer with 24p and other off speed footage.
by Rick McNealy 14 years ago
I'm need to do the same thing...except I'm offlining in Avid @ SD and onlining in FCP HD. Why not edit in FCP We already have six Xpro stations with staff editors that are Avid fans. I am going to ren
Avid Media Composer and Varicam 24p and other frame rates???
by Jay Kuntz 14 years ago
Pardon the intrusion. I am a DP not an editor, but I am working with a facility that has an Avid Media Composer with Adrenalin HD version 2.1.5 and they are just beginning their learning curve with HD
Re: Avid Media Composer and Varicam 24p and other frame rates???
by MichaelP 14 years ago
You need to be in a 23.976 project You can only capture over direct FireWire connection (not via the hardware). VFR support is coming by the end of the year. Michael
Resources for frame rate guidelines
by Jay Kuntz 15 years ago
Can anybody refer me to any resouces, books articles or such, for guidelines for shooting at various frame rates. I am going to be shooting a variety of subjects with motion and want to do some "motio
Re: Resources for frame rate guidelines
by Leo Ticheli 15 years ago
There is no "correct" answer; you're talking about art. Your own preference rules. Fortunately, you can see, in real time, the effect of all under-cranked shots on the monitor or LCD as you shoot. Thi
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