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August 30th 2011
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ATEM and Photoshop plug-in
by Charles Caillouet 4 years ago
I know my old memory is failing but i don't remember having to do anything special to install the ATEM plug-in into Photoshop on my 1 M E. I recently installed CC2015 and then installed version 6.4.1
Re: ATEM and Photoshop plug-in
by Jim Brown 4 years ago
Adobe made some changes in the way plugins work in CC2015 which prevents using PS with ATEM. Black Magic - When do you anticipate having this fixed Only workaround is to go to an older version of Adob
Best ways to shoot a large stage performance
by John Mark 5 years ago
Only new at this, I am a-little concerned for when the time comes for me to pre-record a live production (play) that will be then played back mocking a "live broadcast" on a projector. Since a large a
Re: Best ways to shoot a large stage performance
by Jim Brown 5 years ago
One additional thing.... Did I mention audio is most important. Never use the camera mike to record presentation audio! Jim Brown M & M Productions USA Oak Ridge, TN
NAB Is It Worth Going
by Victor Sieff 5 years ago
Some people ask me if I go to NAB and every year I tell them no,it's a waste of money if you have to pay for it yourself.I keep up with industry trends by reading allot of forums like the Cow and aski
Re: NAB Is It Worth Going
by Jim Brown 5 years ago
Victor, I am one of those who attends each year at their own expense (tax deductible of course). First I am a geek and so very much enjoy seeing the new stuff. What I get real value from is viewing mu
4 GoPro's - 1 Screen?
by Shane McGee 6 years ago
Is there any device Blackmagic Design makes that could accomplish this Or at least some sort of similar configuration Here is the scenario: We have set up 4 GoPro's to record from different angles. Cl
Re: 4 GoPro's - 1 Screen?
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Well you did not mention a budget or size of desired monitor screen. But, here are some of my experiences with these cameras. I have used 4 GoPro3 in a similar setup. Had them connected to an ATEM swi
multi-cam sports event system
by Greg Vitale 6 years ago
Ok guys, I've been approached by a start up sports company to film their event and produce combine like footage for the attendees. This all came at me pretty quick and honestly I'm a bit lost in where
Re: multi-cam sports event system
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Ditto to what Mark said. We have a production trailer with Newtek instant replay system. When we use it for corporate events and want ISO records, we simply use the Newtek. Gives me 4 cameras recorded
HDMI or SDI?
by John Mark 6 years ago
Whats better to output interlaced graphics A News Graphic Lover
Re: HDMI or SDI?
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Bret is right. BNC connectors are much more rugged than HDMI connectors. They are consumer grade and are not designed to be plugged and unplugged multiple times. The SDI connector also has a positive
does it exists a professional H264 media player
by Anhtu Vu 6 years ago
I'm looking for a reliable professional H264 player. It needs to have component, SDI output. It could be stand-alone or computer base. Thx
Re: does it exists a professional H264 media player
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Sorry for the delay in responding. 1. PlayBack Pro is one the the most solid apps I have used. It just works! Your configuration should work just fine. 2. You can use the Thunderbolt to HDMI connector
Switcher for church IMAG
by Grant Hansen 6 years ago
My Church is looking to Upgrade our Video System and expand some of our IMAG capabilities. I'm look at Blackmagic's ATEM 2m e. I'm planning for the abblity to run 8 inputs (6 cameras and 2 computers).
Re: Switcher for church IMAG
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
The ATEM can be a wonderful choice due to: 1. Very little delay. If you genlock your cameras you will probably be at less than 1 frame of delay. Better than most out there. 2. Very reliable. No rotati
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Advice on which and how to use Projector & screen for on stage 1 man music tribute show
by Paul Hand 6 years ago
Hi all, I'm new and just stumbled across this forum & website whilst doing research on this topic. I am a singer in England and wanting to start a tribute show to indie Britpop so wanting to project i
Re: Advice on which and how to use Projector & screen for on stage 1 man music tribute show
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
The best look will be a performance in front of a rear projected screen. For this you will need a screen surface for rear projections. Virtually all projectors furnish a menu setting for rear projecti
Woah
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
http: vimeo.com 75260457
Re: Woah
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Very impressive. One would have to synch the video with the robotic programs. Also assume the projector is being moved by a robot.
For live event: Software for splitscreen playback, or Auto Switch sources
by Chris Detjen 6 years ago
We have a client who is prepping their booth for a convention. We would like a more advanced video display at the convention. There are three options we are seeking advice on. Option 01: Split screen
Re: For live event: Software for splitscreen playback, or Auto Switch sources
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Your option 1 can easily be done by the Black Magic ATEM 1ME. It is a little expensive for a one off like this, but it would readily handle the inputs from both live feed (HDMI or SDI) and a computer
Long cable run before or after signal conversion?
by Jason Twite 6 years ago
(Also posted in Field Production forum) Workflow: Canon XH AI output via HD Component -- BMD Analog to SDI mini converter -- input into switcher via HD-SDI. Which is the best practice A) Have the mini
Re: Long cable run before or after signal conversion?
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
We do this very often to feed projectors from an ATEM switcher. We run coax (quad shield from Home Depot) with good connectors (double bubble) using Black Magic converters. We have run as far as 350 f
Live Event with multiple video files question
by Travis Kelly 7 years ago
Ok, I'm having a bit of trouble finding an easy solution (if there is one) My company rents out state of the art LED Display Trailers (jumbo trons) Recently we've gone from just renting them to purcha
Re: Live Event with multiple video files question
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
We use Macbook Pros (15 inch) that are at least 6 years old. Nothing special about them. I also use a new MB Pro with Retina display and solid state system drive. We also tried it on al old Mac Mini (
Adding Video (MP4, MOV etc.) into the BM Atem Switcher - will it play smoothly?
by John Mark 6 years ago
Hello, During my live production, I would like to use video, such as the regular MOV, MP4 etc. These videos will be downloaded from Youtube. I will use Play-Back Pro or ProPresenter5 because it can ha
Re: Adding Video (MP4, MOV etc.) into the BM Atem Switcher - will it play smoothly?
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
We use PlaybackPro on a MacbookPro regularly with both our ATEM ME1 flypacks and our ME2 located in our broadcast trailer. We roll commercials from the trailer. Video playback is very smooth using PPr
HD video projection
by Diego Barraza 6 years ago
Hi there, Im am cutting a 30 min film that will be projected to a audience in a event. I am planning on creating a ProRess file and from the laptop mac computer send it to a HD projector. Can anybody
Re: HD video projection
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Simply save the file to a Mac running PlaybackPro. PlaybackPro is available online for about $400. Gives you control over geometry and video settings. We do this all the time to a BMD Atem switcher an
Bob Zelin Has Already Seen NAB 2013!
by Matt Stone 6 years ago
Bob Zelin aka DOC has gone "Back to the NAB Show" Matt Stone Maxx Entertainment Digital 3189 Redhill Ave. Unit B Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Telephone:(714) 374-4944 Fax: (714) 374-3404
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Re: Bob Zelin Has Already Seen NAB 2013!
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
Very well done!
Atem 2 M/E Production Switcher
by Emmanuel Ochise 6 years ago
My Church just acquired an Atem 2 Production Switcher and I am in charge of operations. The product functions quite well except for the fact that (1)I can't playback videos on it, we really need to be
Re: Atem 2 M/E Production Switcher
by Jim Brown 6 years ago
What is your playback device We use a Mac and PlaybackPro to playback videos. A lot of churches use ProPresenter which also works great. We have tried DVD players, but the HDCP issues result in no con
Panasonic HPX 370 vs Sony PMW EX3
by Don Bronn 7 years ago
I am in a quandary regarding the choice of a new camera. Have been looking at the Panasonic HPX 370 and the Sony PMW EX3. The 370 has 1 3" 3MOS sensors The EX3 has 1 2" (3) CMOS sensors The 3MOS is su
Re: Panasonic HPX 370 vs Sony PMW EX3
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
We have and use both cameras. Picture quality from both are stunning. The 370 has a slight edge in low light situations. The biggest advantage of the 370 is that it supports a remote paintbox (Panason
Sony PMW EX1R - smooth remote zoom controler
by sebastian toth 7 years ago
I have Manfrotto MVR ECEX remote zoom controler and it works. Bad it is NOT possible make smooth slow zoom with my Sony PMW EX1R. Do you have some remote zoom controler, that really works with this mo
Re: Sony PMW EX1R - smooth remote zoom controler
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
We have both the VZROCKEX and the VZPROEX. The difference is the Pro model allows you to control the zoom speed. Both are very smooth, although I like the Pro because of the zoom speed control feature
Blackmagic Decklink / Ultrastudio and SDI into Skype
by Scott Goddard 7 years ago
There seems to be a lot of issues using Skype with professional SDI capture cards. More and more we are getting asked by broadcasters to use skype for lives as a cost saving measure, Al Jazeera, BBC,
Re: Blackmagic Decklink / Ultrastudio and SDI into Skype
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
The only approach we have found that works is the Vaddio AV Bridge. http: www.vaddio.com product av-bridge We use it for SDI sources, switches, cameras, computers etc. Hope this helps Jim Brown M&M Pr
3 Sony EX3 on Panasonic HMX100
by paul gatineau 7 years ago
Hi everyone I have an upcoming event in november. I will have to connect 3 Sony EX3 on a panasonic HMX100. The output will be connected to a projector. I don't know at this time if the projector will
Re: 3 Sony EX3 on Panasonic HMX100
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
Your biggest problem is going to be "lip flap" associated with video delays at every point in your processing path. First of all you can use any composite video source as a gunlock source. You can use
firewire port missing on new macbook pro!
by James Carroccio 7 years ago
friends, i just recently bought a macbook pro(laptop) 15 inch with retina display. It does not have a firewire port; I have a panasonic hvx200 and need to ingest p2 files. Is there an adapter out ther
Re: firewire port missing on new macbook pro!
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
The Apple site has a Thunderbolt to Firewire cable for 429. Got mine at the Apple store. It does provide firewire 800 interface and requires adapter which is readily available. Jim Brown M&M Productio
ATEM 1 M/E — Upconvert SD Input 1?
by James Hood 7 years ago
Our church will be upgrading our old video mixer (it's a Videonics MX-1, in case you need a laugh) to an ATEM 1 M E. We have one NTSC camera that will be connecting via Y C to input 1 and a couple com
Re: ATEM 1 M/E — Upconvert SD Input 1?
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
I have been somewhat disappointed with the SD out composite quality. You will probably notice quite a difference if you feed the projectors with component. If you have an issue with hum bars try video
When oh when
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
Does it look as if the camera will still ship on schedule That would be today, I believe. Jim Brown M&M ProductionsUSA
Re: When oh when
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 7 years ago
To the best of my knowledge, BMD is targeting late July for initial shipments. I wouldn't be surprised if quantities are very limited at first, and then ramp up over the next few months. That's common
Moving from tricaster to ATEM?????
by George Budoloski 7 years ago
I am currently using a tricaster to run live internet. I would like to switch to ATEM but have found Black Magic people very un-helpful. We run an internet tv station and want to duplicate what the tr
Re: Moving from tricaster to ATEM?????
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
We made the move to ATEM in our production trailer to get more inputs. Planning to move to ATEM2 this fall. Here is what we use. 1. Clip store and playback. PlaybackPro running on MAC. Very versatile
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ATEM 1 camera set up -
by Matt Davis 7 years ago
Hi guys - just got ATEM 1 here in Australia. Am after some advice of some good quality, cost effective HDMI cameras to use as basic cameras on this rig We have plugged in the machine and have no video
Re: ATEM 1 camera set up -
by Jim Brown 7 years ago
Thanks for the info. I had only connected my 7d and confirmed it would connect. Never intend to use it as a source so I did not pursue getting rid of the menu. Just assumed Canon would have pit that i
Shooting a conference room presentation: Overcoming HVAC room noise and light from presenter's projector
by Roderick Lavallee 8 years ago
I have a client who wants to capture and reapportion the content from presenters who give quarterly introductions to new hires. The intention: give the attendees homework so the presenters can spend m
Re: Shooting a conference room presentation: Overcoming HVAC room noise and light from presenter's projector
by Jim Brown 8 years ago
I don't know if you are doing any post production or not, but here is my "secret" for shooting this type of event. First try every way possible to use wireless lav. If you cannot then you must adjust
Municipality: live switching/broadcast system needed
by david soriano 8 years ago
Work for a small municipal govt. We currently use Velocity "Live" effect from their capture card coming from a Pan MX-20 with CG superimposed on timeline in Velocity. Works fine, but it's an 8-10 year
Re: Municipality: live switching/broadcast system needed
by Jim Brown 8 years ago
We have been installing the new ATEM switchers in several situations similar to yours. (Churches, municipalities, and schools). They are very affordable and seem to be quite reliable. They are either
Suggestions For A Teleprompter
by Corbin Gross 8 years ago
I need to get a teleprompter. I have no idea where to start, I thought you guys could make some suggestions I'm an in house guy at an apparel wholesaler. I make videos of our management promoting new
Re: Suggestions For A Teleprompter
by Jim Brown 8 years ago
Mark has valid points. I use a unit from The Prompter People which as an lcd screen and does through the lens glass. Started using it with a PD170, went to a Z1, and now an EX1. The unit works very we
Playing device for looping Tradeshow video- 70"monitor
by John Young 8 years ago
Hello and thanks in advance. We have a big tradeshow exhibit coming up and we are upping the ante in terms of our video presence. We have previously had two 52" monitors, but this year we are adding a
Re: Playing device for looping Tradeshow video- 70"monitor
by Jim Brown 8 years ago
The iPod is an excellent solution. Also, if your monitor has a usb port you can put the file on a thumb drive and set the monitor menu to loop. That also works for slide shows with stills or powerpoin
SDI/HDMI Feed & Recording to Card
by James Symonds 8 years ago
Hi all! Quick question...I'm due to shoot at a lecture in the next couple of weeks and the client wants a feed from the camera to display on the projector during the lecture and also wants me to cut t
Re: SDI/HDMI Feed & Recording to Card
by Jim Brown 8 years ago
Markertek is a good link, but if you have a Radio Shack close by you will need the following: BNC to Phono Adapter Model: 278-254 http: www.radioshack.com product index.jsp productId=2104082 This will
HPX370 Delay in Video Out
by Clare Neff 8 years ago
Has anyone noticed a delay in the video out port while recording to a P2 card We used our HPX370 to record a speaker while i-magging through an LCD projector and saw noticeable delays in the image on
Re: HPX370 Delay in Video Out
by Jim Brown 8 years ago
Don't blame it all on the camera, although some does exist there (probably 1-2 frames). In all likelyhood the culprit is the projector itself, anywhere from 2 to 8 frames depending on model and resolu
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