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Jim Bell

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January 19th 2010
65 Posts
Intensity Pro and Apple Motion
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Please forgive my complete lack of knowledge but can someone tell me if an Intensity pro card in a MacPro will: 1. Enable playback of SD video from FCP out to an NTSC SD plasma; basically I would like
Re: Intensity Pro and Apple Motion
by Paul Jay 9 years ago
FCP is gonna work fine. It will even do HD output with no problems from FCP. Motion tends to get a little slower when outputting to a blackmagic or Aja card. Just to a ram preview in that case.
Hooking up an external plasma
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
I am shooting SD on dvx100b and editing in FCP3. Someone in the basics forum told me I could go firewire to camera and camera outputs to the plasma as a cheapo alternative to a dv bridge card. So I've
Re: Hooking up an external plasma
by Shane Ross 9 years ago
Jim Bell "Someone in the basics forum told me I could go firewire to camera" That would be me. And they steered you right. #8 External Monitor Viewing. Shane's Stock Answer #8: A simple path is mac f
Using a 42" plasma with FCP
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Just came into possession of a 2004 42" panasonic plasma... Now no laughing... it has been barely used has a great bright image and came to me with a VGA splitter box, and a very nice bright sd image.
Re: Using a 42" plasma with FCP
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Ok, so I have firewire from my macpro into the dvx100b and S-video connected to the plasma. What do the settings need to be, FCP and camera, to have FCP playback the timeline through the firewire came
Hilarious
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
I may be late to the party but if you haven't seen this its worth a look. How much is just sour grapes by the old school urlhttp: www.youtube.com watch v=arGzXbxkTC4&feature=related url
Re: Hilarious
by Scott Sheriff 9 years ago
Seems it's the latest internet meme, like the 'downfall' parodies, but a bit more niche'. http: www.youtube.com user AndiePandaVideo#g c A15C56DC10DA05F6
DSLR v Camcorder
by Henry Rowan 9 years ago
I am going to be doing 5 or 6 one minute satirical videos. They will be primarily displayed on the web but will also be shown to mid sized groups via good quality video projector. As a still photograp
Re: DSLR v Camcorder
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Well said Dave. Funny how many people miss this point. Still if you are all about image quality and look, you will suffer for your art... Personally I'm waiting and hoping someone like Panny or Canon
Editing Canon 5DMkII H.264
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
OK, so I cannot help but be wowed by the current 5D 35MM hysteria. I am seeing footage that looks like RED or High end Sony HD -- done on a sub $7,000 rig (including lenses and accesorries this seems
Re: Editing Canon 5DMkII H.264
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Can I assume that time of day TC works nicely for muticlip editing of multi cam shoots
Canon EOS 5d Mark II vs. Panasonic DVX-100-B
by Bill Peterson 9 years ago
I just graduated from college and am looking to buy a camera to pursue my career in film. At the moment I have about a $4,000 budget that can go over a little bit. The two cameras I'm looking at are t
Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark II vs. Panasonic DVX-100-B
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Definitely check this link out to fully understand the current limitations of the 5D for serious filmmaking. Very sharp analysis of the 5D pros and cons by a post production house that deals with the
Editing a project on two computers (office and home)
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
What is the best way to move FCP projects back and forth between an office computer and a macbook you take home Is there a 'best practice' way to back up the FCP project file and all associated media
Re: Editing a project on two computers (office and home)
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Thanks guys, This was great. The in out labels will save me a lot of head scratching, and using one portable drive makes the problem go away. Just hate lugging the gdrive everywhere. In 10 years our k
5D mk ii gets vertical lines when using 70-200mm lens
by joseph wilkins 9 years ago
I get faint vertical lines across my footage when using my 5Dii with my brand new l series 70-200 f2.8 zoom lens. It's the newer model of the lens. I do not see this when using my 50mm 1.2 l series an
Re: 5D mk ii gets vertical lines when using 70-200mm lens
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
How well does the 'in lense' image stabilization work shooting handheld on the 5D
5DMkII
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Thinking of buying a 5DMk2 but wondering how close we are to the next big update... is anything known Hate to buy and have a MkIII that solves all the bugs and adds all the best new features come out
Re: 5DMkII
by Bob Dix 9 years ago
No idea, but, what else could you want except a zoom motor in the lens and then you would have a camcorder. Our video out of Tibet China a month ago was sensational and edited very well in Premiere Pr
Best HD camera for under $5,000?
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Curious what the current 2010 HD favorites are. Planning something suitable for low budget features. Is 1080p essential Which camera has the best onboard xlr mixer Is there anything with four xlr inpu
Re: Best HD camera for under $5,000?
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
If you want 4XLR inputs you want an outboard digital audio recorder (or two) not a camera. And best in terms of what $5K is a good sum for a DSLR camera with video capabilities, not so much for a high
2 camera multiclip audio not synching
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Hi, First time trying multiclip editing and have followed book, vids to get the two angles into multiclip and in timeline, but the audio from the vid audio angle is not synching with the second angle.
Re: 2 camera multiclip audio not synching
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Timecodes were synched on cams at shoot. I captured both clips using the exact same settings. Then I made them a multiclip using timecode to sync. I did not load them into the timeline until this had
Time code reset problem
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
I am trying to synch time code on 2 dvx100b's using firewire. I match all the camera settings, turn them both off and attach them with a firewire cable and then press the timecode reset button on the
Re: Time code reset problem
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
I have been limping along doing manual presets rather than freerun... and iit works but man can I see why the freerun is recommended... nobody responded to this one above... which is unusual... perhap
DVX-100 : 16:9 "Squeeze" 24P Advanced Removal
by Cody Peterson 11 years ago
I am about to shoot a film which I would love to be 16:9 native 24fps... Shooting on a DVX, if I shot 24p Advanced 16:9 squeeze, what would my workflow be for capturing editing in FCP Capture DV-NTSC
Correct 24pa settings for FCP 7
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Hi Noah, I'm using FCP7 and want to be extra-sure I've got the settings right because I think the user interface may have changed slightly since most of these posts were written. -DVX shoot pre-set: 2
Time code drift
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Well, I pushed ahead and used the remote control synch method since I can't get the TC reset buttons to work... So now I have a new question. At the end of the interview I have about a 20 frame differ
Re: Time code drift
by Jim Bell 9 years ago
Good thought Dave... But no, they were both set to non-drop frame. 10.6.1 Macbook Pro 17" w express 34, G-Tech 2 TB GRaid, TC Electronic Impact Twin FW audio interface Hindsight is always 1080p - Than
working with Motion templates
by Jim Bell 10 years ago
trying to get the hang of it... dumb question im sure but does motion require a new project for every template you use even if they are from the same family In other words say I use and opening and th
Re: working with Motion templates
by Andy Neil 10 years ago
You can also drag a motion project from the file browser into the layers pane of another project. All the projects layers will copy into the new project. Andy
Best way to monitor SD destined for Youtube/web
by Jim Bell 10 years ago
What would be the best monitor setup for shooting 24pa, editing in fcp and uploading to youtube Seems like a broadcast monitor would be overkill and expensive... but I would still like to see work in
Re: Best way to monitor SD destined for Youtube/web
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Just run it Firewire through the camera- any decent SD monitor is fine. But as it's going to be played back on a computer monitor anyways for YouTube doesn't really seem all the necessary. Noah Check
Lighting DVX
by Jim Bell 10 years ago
Also I am planning to do an infinite white BG - like the Mac commercial - Will flourescent help or hinder Seems like it might be to cold looking Or is this something I can handle with camera settings
Re: Lighting DVX
by Jim Bell 10 years ago
Thanks David!
Lighting DVX
by Jim Bell 10 years ago
Have access to flourescent video lights with five stage controls... What are the pros and cons of flourecent lights for human subjects
Re: Lighting DVX
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Gosh I have no idea- what's a five stage control That's a Kinoflo or a consumer floro light. A is perfect for lighting people, b is horrible. Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using t
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