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Larry Zapotocky

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January 17th 2005
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Cellular Bonding
by Larry Zapotocky 4 years ago
We are looking at two different cellular bonding solutions to transmit our video back to the station: LiveU and AVIWEST Any suggestions Has anyone had experience with either Thanks, Larry
Re: Cellular Bonding
by Tom Matthies 4 years ago
We have three units from LiveU and they work pretty well. Our reporters have almost stopped using the Live trucks because of the convenience of the LiveU packs. They've been in use for almost a year n
Used OB Trucks
by Larry Zapotocky 4 years ago
Hello, We are in the market for a used OB truck. Can anyone recommend any a dealer or anyone who is selling one specs: at least 18ft body and rack ready thanks, Larry
Re: Used OB Trucks
by Larry Zapotocky 4 years ago
Thanks Tom
NX5U won't turn on, just blinking slot A
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Can't find any info on this problem. I recorded all day yesterday without problems. This morning I try to power on the camera and the only response is the red light on slot A blinks twice, short pause
Re: NX5U won't turn on, just blinking slot A
by Larry Zapotocky 4 years ago
Hi David, Was this ever resolved I have a used NX5U here and it blinks 4 times. It does the first two blinks about 1 second apart and then two quick blinks. Nothing is working...no screen, nothing. Th
Table Editing with Premiere
by Larry Zapotocky 4 years ago
Hello All, We work with Panasonic P2 and use Premiere Pro for editing. Our news reporter has a Sony Tablet connected to the Verizon phone network and it has a mini-USB port. Is there and way for him a
Re: Table Editing with Premiere
by Andy Field 4 years ago
If the table support Adobe Clip...and there's a way to get the footage on to the tablet -- then yes.... - you rough cut on the tablet - and upload the xml to adobe cloud.....relink in premiere Andy Fi
HDMI to SDI mini converter (HDV-S0009)
by richard collins 5 years ago
Looking around and found these mini HDMI to SDI convertors (http: www.newegg.com Product Product.aspx Item=9SIA1GK22K4015) wondering if anyone has tried them I can not find any reviews on them. My wor
Re: HDMI to SDI mini converter (HDV-S0009)
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
I haven't used that model, but I can recommend the AJA Mini converters. It would be the AJA HA5-Plus. They're listed on the site as $395...might not be the cheapest in mix, but they do work well. Blac
Slow Motion Replay
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hello, I'm looking for a slow motion replay system for our mobile production truck for sports. Our price range has boiled it down to an Abekas Mira or a TRMS Zeplay. Any suggestions from some experien
Re: Slow Motion Replay
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hi Tom, Yes I did look at the 3Play at the CCW show, but I liked the RAID and power supply redundancy of the other systems. Have you used any of the systems, including the 3Play
Waveform/Vectorscope for SDI Signal
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to narrow down my research for an SDI Waveform Vectorscope and signal generator for our new studio. I've looked at Harris, Tektronix and some others. Any suggestions on what would be
Re: Waveform/Vectorscope for SDI Signal
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hi Tom, Do you have it connected SDI to a monitor or DVI to a computer monitor thanks, Larry
Waveform/Vectorscope for SDI
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to narrow down my research for an SDI Waveform Vectorscope and signal generator for our new studio. I've looked at Harris, Tektronix and some others. Any suggestions on what would be
SDI to ASI Stream
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hello, We are installing a new video server that has SDI out. I need to convert the SDI signal to ASI to work with the cable companies infrastructure. What unit would you recommend for this that would
Re: SDI to ASI Stream
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Thanks Bob. Are they all the same quality as far as the conversion to ASI is concerned
SDI to ASI Stream
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hello, We are installing a new video server that has SDI out. I need to convert the SDI signal to ASI to work with the cable companies infrastructure. What unit would you recommend for this Thanks, La
Re: SDI to ASI Stream
by Tom Matthies 5 years ago
Nucomm has several units that will encode SDI to ASI.I've been running a NewsCoder 4 in a remote truck for several years now with very good results. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
CS 5.5 Export to ProRes
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Hello, I have PPro 5.5 and I need to export to Apple ProRes. Is that possible I tried to find the export settings, but no luck. Am I missing something Thanks, Larry
Re: CS 5.5 Export to ProRes
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Hi Walter, I have a Windows 7 PC...sorry for not mentioning that. Larry
Windows to Apple conversion
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Hello All, We currently use Windows 7 64 bit for video editing with the Adobe Production Premium 5.5 and 6.0. My company is contemplating using Mac computers for video editing and graphics. I haven't
Re: Windows to Apple conversion
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Al, Thanks for the thorough review and info! Our IT guy just purchased on Mac Pro with the Adobe CC suite, so we are going to take it for a "drive." I'm not sure of the model the Mac Pro is. I did hav
Shoot 1080i-convert to 1080p?
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
I'm going to be shooting video for a client. The other production company would prefer the video that I send to them in 1080p H.264 MOV. Should I shoot in 1080i or 1080p I have an HPX-250. Thanks, Lar
Re: Shoot 1080i-convert to 1080p?
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Shoot what they want delivered. Always. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
OpenGear Converters
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Hello, Has anyone used the BMD OpenGear converter products that are here: http: www.blackmagicdesign.com products opengearconverters Are they reliable I'm looking at possibly installing them in a faci
Re: OpenGear Converters
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Thanks for the info Bob.
Monitor for Control Room/Edit Suite
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
We are upgrading our studio and need a temporary SDI monitor for Multiview from a Ross switcher (when the control room is finished we will be putting in a larger monitor). This monitor will eventually
Re: Monitor for Control Room/Edit Suite
by Larry Zapotocky 6 years ago
Thanks for the info Mark. After your post, I did a "ton" of research and found that the FSI monitor are very well received and their quality is excellent... great reviews. Thanks, Larry
HPX-255 Studio
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Hello, Does anyone use the HPX-255 with the studio configuration for a studio Thanks, Larry
Countryman b2d
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
I'm looking at new lavalier mics for our news set that are cardiod for less ambient background pickup and also for when all three anchors mics are on and they are talking. I found the Countryman B2d t
Re: Countryman b2d
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
In your experience, if you have 3 of the Sanken COS 11's on at the same time in the same proximity of a news set, do you think you would get alot of ambient room noise
HPX-250 LCD Screen
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
When I playback footage of video that I recorded in HD on the camera's LCD screen, it doesn't look like it's in focus. When I get it back in post production, the footage is in focus. I have two HPX-25
Re: HPX-250 LCD Screen
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
I'm using Premiere Pro CS 5.5. I did check to make sure the codec was correct and I have it on Intra-100. I'm doing some more tests and using different monitors, so I will let you know. I'm still not
Backlighting for News set
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
We have a very small studio. I need to install backlighting for the talent (3 people) and I also need some lighting for the background itself. I don't have much room behind the talent. I have access t
Re: Backlighting for News set
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Thank you all for your help! It's time to experiment and see what looks the best. When I have is complete, I'll send you a pic. Thanks, Larry
Movement and Blurring
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Hello, I have a client who would like to replicate the look of this video. It doesn't have to be exact, but here is the link: http: www.youtube.com watch v=TCLKzgkA4y4 It looks like there was either m
Re: Movement and Blurring
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Thanks for the help!
Lighting a Night Parade
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Hello All, We record a Halloween parade every year that occurs at night. Our old lights from PLS lighting company (which don't exist anymore) are on their way out. Does anyone know of a company that h
Re: Lighting a Night Parade
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Thanks Dennis, I will!
HPX-250 for Sports
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
Hello All, I'm looking at getting some new HPX-250 cameras for our local sports coverage of local high school sports. The SDI feeds from the cameras will go back to a switcher in our truck. We current
Re: HPX-250 for Sports
by Larry Zapotocky 7 years ago
When your @ +6dB, do you see a lot of noise
Lavalier Mic?
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
We're looking to upgrade our 16 year old Sony ECM-66B lavalier mics that we use on our news set. They stood the test of time, but it's time for new ones. Any suggestions At most, we have three anchors
Re: Lavalier Mic?
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
Yes, our studio is small and it was a purposeful choice back then. We occasionally have issues with popping with one of our anchors and the foam filter does help. It sounds like it might be best to st
Animator Needed
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
Hello All, This may be the wrong place to post this, so I apologize in advance. I have a project that is going to possibly include some 3D animation with the human body. Can anyone recommend a person
Re: Animator Needed
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
:)
Connection Question?
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
I have a client that wants to do a live audio and video teaching seminar along with Power Points and also wants the ability to interact with the people on the other end. It will be in SD. I was lookin
Re: Connection Question?
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
Larry Zapotocky "What type of ISP connection do I need to keep the streaming from being delayed or "jittery." " That depends on your settings and what your viewers can handle. You should want double
Chapter Markers not appearing
by Mark Whittle 10 years ago
I have created a timeline in Premiere with Encore chapter markers, then sent to Encore CS4 via dynamic link. The chapter markers do not appear. This usually works fine. I have tried deleting the encor
Re: Chapter Markers not appearing
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
Same Problem! If I only put a couple chapter markers it works. I have about 30 on the one sequence and it only shows one when I import into encore. the only way I get it to work is to create a new seq
Can't Edit Timeline???
by Larry Zapotocky 8 years ago
Hello All, I have a number of different timelines in a PPro CS4 project. I can see them in my "Project" window, but when I double click them, it puts them in the "Source" Window, but doesn't actually
Re: Can't Edit Timeline???
by Jon Barrie 8 years ago
this happens when holding down the control button, i wonder if your control button is malfunctioning on your keyboard I have never seen this behaviour before. Perhaps a dumping of the preferences. CS4
CS3 Export Window???
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
I'm using CS3. When I go to File, Export, Adobe Media Encoder, I get the encoder window, as usual, to select the export settings. After I select my settings, I click on OK and the screen looks like it
Re: CS3 Export Window???
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
Hi Brian, I started a new project and imported the original one and still the same thing. I then opened a completely different project and imported the video in and it worked. I then went back the ori
Recording Software
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
I have a client who wants to create an ELearning tutorial. They want to teach the employess how to use their software when they are on to the company network (basically a video capture of someone demo
Re: Recording Software
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
Thanks for the info Vince
SAN Network Question
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
We produce a daily news show and have 7 computers connected via a GB network. We are looking for a central Network Attached Storage solution that we can all grab files from. We don't necessarily have
Re: SAN Network Question
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
Chris, Thanks for the info. It sounds like that has been a very reliable solution. I will be calling them to review their options. Thanks! Larry
Network Attached Storage?
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
We produce a daily news show and have 7 computers connected via a GB network. We are looking for a central Network Attached Storage solution that we can all grab files from. We don't necessarily have
Re: Network Attached Storage?
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
Thanks for the info Bob. I will post over on the other forum. Larry
HDMI Green Input???
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
I'm trying to capture using the HDMI input on an Intensity Pro card. I can hear and see the audio levels, but the video screen in both Media Express and CS3 is green. I have the latest driver 3.6.4. H
Re: HDMI Green Input???
by Larry Zapotocky 9 years ago
Hi Kristian, The source is a cable tv set top box. The program that I recorded was produced locally and has no copy protection embedded in it. When I turn off the set top box and then turn it on, I se
Virtual News Set
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
We are in the process of redesigning our current news set. One possibility is to go "virtual." Does anyone know of any virtual news sets that look realistic and not cartoonish Thanks, Larry
Re: Virtual News Set
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
Thanks for the info. I was struggling with those same issues myself. It looks more and more like a new set should be designed. We are a local news station and don't have a huge budget, as was the reas
Closed Captioning
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
I've got a Pop-On closed caption to work in Encore, but the Roll-Up does not. The client requested a Roll-Up caption as it more economical. Has anyone had Roll-Up captions work in Encore CS3 Thanks, L
Re: Closed Captioning
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
Michael, Thanks for the info. Can you tell me who did your captioning for you Larry
Intensity Pro & 5.1
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
Can the Intensity Pro output 5.1 surround sound from Premiere Pro CS3 Thanks, Larry
Closed Captioning Help
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
I have received my .scc files back from a professional captioning company and I import them into Encore CS3 to the video timeline with no errors. When I burn the DVD, I can't see the CC on any TV. I'v
Re: Closed Captioning Help
by Larry Zapotocky 11 years ago
I've replaced all the colons with semicolons, but I have not tried subtracting 2;09 from all the timecodes. I will let you know. Thanks, Larry
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