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Jim Carswell

Documentary and corporate communications producer. Target cable networks with programming dealing with travel, natural history, science, technology, arts and culture. 23 years of broadcast television news experience before starting Spyhop Productions... [more]
Member Since:
June 25th 2003
165 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Savannah, GA
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Wireless compatibility
by Jim Carswell 6 years ago
Hello, A hypothetical situation: Will a Sennheiser wireless transmitter work with a Lectrosonics receiver if they have roughly the same frequency range I need to replace a transmitter and just don't h
Re: Wireless compatibility
by Ty Ford 6 years ago
Jim, This just in from Larry Fisher of Lectrosonics: Hi Ty, The Digital Hybrid receivers will emulate various brands and also older Lectro systems such as the 200 s. The 400 series receivers (Digital
Audio out of sync when exported to QUICKTIME
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Hello, I am editing on Final Cut 7, Mac Pro, eSata Cal Digital drives, Kona 3 card. Been editing for years- but this is my first project with DSLR video. I brought the footage in as ProRes 422. It is
Re: Audio out of sync when exported to QUICKTIME
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
I made the mistake of setting up my timeline sequence as AJA Kona3 1080p23.98 instead of Apple ProRes 422 1920x1080 24p. Once I created the proper sequence and copied and pasted my timeline into this
Final Cut 7/Send to Color
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
I upgraded to Final Cut 7.0.3 about a month ago. I am trying to send clips to Color from the timeline. But, Send to Color is not on the list of options (Motion Project, Soundtrack Pro project and Shak
Re: Final Cut 7/Send to Color
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Found the answer. Thanks, Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.spyhopproductions.com
How to transfer P2 Files from HPX 170 to Laptop via USB port? Converter needed?
by Bruce MacKown 7 years ago
I have been transferring P2 files onto a Mac since I bought my HPX 170 a few years ago through the Mac's firewire port. The hard drive on the Mac crashed so I replaced it with a cheap Toshiba laptop w
Re: How to transfer P2 Files from HPX 170 to Laptop via USB port? Converter needed?
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Your camera already has a Type mini B connector (USB ver.2.0). You don't need an additional cable or adapter. If you have the proper USB cable you are good to go. Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions,
Upgraded to FCP7- can't open old projects
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Hello, I just updated the operating system on my MacPro from 10.4.11 to 10.6.3. Next step- I upgraded from FCS 6.0.6 to 7. Now I can't open projects created in 6.0.6 and Final Cut freezes up on me whe
Re: Upgraded to FCP7- can't open old projects
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Thanks guys for the help. I'm up and running. I still have an issue upon shutdown of the computer- where I am getting stuck on a blue screen. So, to alleviate that issue I am trashing preferences ever
Final Cut Pro 6 - Codec Trouble - Working with Avid DNxHD clips
by Matt Evans 7 years ago
I'm editing on Final Cut Pro 6 and imported footage that was sent to me. In my Final Cut Pro browser, it shows that the .mov files are in the Avid DNxHD codec. Do I have to download a Quicktime plugin
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 - Codec Trouble - Working with Avid DNxHD clips
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Saw your question. Did a Google search and came across this http: www.proresconverter.com convert-avid-dnxhd-to-apple-prores-for-final-cut-pro-x.html Don't know if it works. Just thought I would share
External drive recommendation needed
by Amy Wilson 7 years ago
I have a 2010 Mac Pro and my director has a current model Macbook Pro (non-retina, so it still has fw). I already have a hard drive I will be editing from (GSpeed ES Pro), but what I am looking for is
Re: External drive recommendation needed
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
I'm a big fan of G-Technology external drives. Simple to use. Incredibly reliable. I have stacks of them and feel they just can't be beat. Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.sp
JVC hm790 & hm750
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
I'm shopping around for a 1 3" chip shoulder mount camera and notice there is very little, if any, talk about the JVC products. Specifically the HM790 ad HM750. I've been a Panasonic and Sony buyer in
Re: JVC hm790 & hm750
by Jim Carswell 7 years ago
Okay....I think the amount of response to my inquiry tells me pretty much everything I need to know about these cameras. They just aren't being used by professionals. Thanks, Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop P
HPX300 settings
by Bonnie Ernst 8 years ago
I company I just started working for has this camera and it has rarely been used except for inside interviews. I'll be shooting some agriculture - fields, veggies, small plants and people soon. Any re
Re: HPX300 settings
by Jim Carswell 8 years ago
Here ( http: www.panasonic.com business provideo scene_files_main.asp ) is a link to scene file settings for Panasonic cameras including the 300. Select that camera on the page go to the drop down men
offload direct from HVX200
by Gerret Warner 8 years ago
This is an old issue I know, but I can't find the answer... I usually offload cards to my old powerbook, but I need to carry only my camera and Macbook pro on a shoot later this week. How can I offloa
Re: offload direct from HVX200
by Jim Carswell 8 years ago
You can offload directly from your camera to your MacBook Pro via USB or Firewire. You will need to go into your menus to setup your camera for either USB or Firewire. Than press the menu button on th
Shooting 1080 60i: video tears. Why?
by Jim Carswell 8 years ago
I've been using this camera (HVX200) since '06 and should know the answer to this question- but so far that answer eludes me. I shot DVCPROHD 1080 60i. Action coming at the camera looks great. Action
Re: Shooting 1080 60i: video tears. Why?
by Chris Tompkins 8 years ago
You need some shutter to help with action. set it to 120 next time. Chris Tompkins Video Atlanta LLC
Recording
by Brad Williams 8 years ago
Does anyone know if it is possible to record from the Panasonic HPX300 to a Firestore FS-4 Pro Hd recorder I am sure it would be better to record to the P2 card.
Re: Recording
by Jim Carswell 8 years ago
To work with your camera you need to Firestore FS-100 not the FS-4. Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.spyhopproductions.com
Kona 3/ "no video" SDI in 1
by Jim Carswell 9 years ago
I hate posting this problem because I'm sure it's something simple. I am getting "no video" for SDI 1 under inputs in the KONA 3 Control Panel. This is supposed to be coming straight from my timeline.
Re: Kona 3/ "no video" SDI in 1
by Jim Carswell 9 years ago
Jeremy, I got it working. Thanks for the help. Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.spyhopproductions.com
hooking a standard Def monitor to my HPX 170- no signal
by Danielle Lussier 9 years ago
I have tried to hook my hpx 170 composite AV cord and SDI cord with 1 8 " mini plugin to an external Standard Definition LCD Monitor and I do not get a signal. Can some one help me understand why I kn
Re: hooking a standard Def monitor to my HPX 170- no signal
by Jim Carswell 9 years ago
You are sending an HD signal to a non HD monitor. The monitor is not capable of down converting the signal. Jim Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.spyhopproductions.com
HVX200P scene files and audio?
by Matt Campbell 9 years ago
How different is our HVX 200P from the 200 or 200A I'm looking for the SD and HD Norm scene files. The 200P does not have them. Also, I really like the Cine-V setting for that saturated, contrasty loo
Re: HVX200P scene files and audio?
by Jim Carswell 9 years ago
Matt, Go into your scene file menu- scroll through until you get to the gamma settings. There you will find HD norm and the rest of the gamma settings. Select what you;d like and save the change. Jim
Down conversion gone wrong? REVISITED
by Jim Carswell 10 years ago
A couple of weeks ago I posted about an issue I am having with delivering down converted commercials to local TV stations. I shot 720p- edited 720p and than down converted through my Kona 3 card via S
Re: Down conversion gone wrong? REVISITED
by Jim Carswell 10 years ago
Bob, Thanks for the follow up. In addition to monitoring the output from the DVCPRO deck on the Panasonic HD monitor...I'm also watching a direct feed from the deck to a JVC 4:3 monitor. There's nothi
Down conversion gone wrong?
by Jim Carswell 10 years ago
Hello all, I'm curious if I have done something wrong in my down conversion process. Editing with FCS 6.06 on an intel Mac Pro with Kona 3 card. I edited a 1280x720 DVCPRO HD commercial. To down conve
Re: Down conversion gone wrong?
by Jim Carswell 10 years ago
Okay, so I went to the local NBC affiliate to investigate the problem. They played the DVCPRO tape of the commercial for me on one of their decks straight into an SD monitor. And sure enough, the imag
New Kona 3/MacPro/video "pulses"
by Jim Carswell 13 years ago
Just set up a new MacPro Kona 3 K3 box rig. When I try to Log Capture in FCP video appears in my computer monitor and external monitor... however it's pulsing as if it can't lock up sync. I'm using a
Re: New Kona 3/MacPro/video "pulses"
by Jim Carswell 13 years ago
Hey Wayne, When the deck is not connected to the Kona box the video is great. I'll look into the sync generator. Thanks, JimJim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.spyhopproductions.com
Up conversion question
by Jim Carswell 14 years ago
Do any of the Blackmagic products allow and actually accomplish upconversion of HDV DVCproHD to HDcam Thanks for the help.Jim Carswell Spyhop Productions, Inc. Savannah, GA www.spyhopproductions.com
Re: Up conversion question
by Kristian Lam 14 years ago
Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by up conversion in this instance. We do not do upconversion of SD to HD. However, HDV and DVCPRO HD will play out of our cards in full res HD 1280x720 and 1920x1080 for
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