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Marco Solorio is a feature filmmaker, published author, and international speaker/presenter as a 3-decade veteran in the industry with many industry awards to... [more]
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URSA MINI 4.6K RAW Frame Rate Question
by Terry Leahy 4 months ago
Question fellas, I have 2 BMPCCs a BMMC and a BMPC4K and obviously am looking towards to URSA 4.6 but a question lingers, I know I can get 60P 4K RAW footage which paired with 15 stops of DR is a reas
Re: URSA MINI 4.6K RAW Frame Rate Question
by Marco Solorio 4 months ago
There is some misinformation here. The only time you need two asynchronous CFast2 cards is if the single CFast2 card you are using is not fast enough, namely at 60p 4.6K RAW Lossless RAW. You can reco
New Article: Insight Into the Blackmagic URSA Mini
by Marco Solorio 2 years ago
In my new massive article, I share my initial thoughts about the new Blackmagic URSA Mini, a brand new camera from Blackmagic Design announced at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters convent
Re: New Article: Insight Into the Blackmagic URSA Mini
by Ricardo Marty 1 year ago
This ursa mini sounds great but I don't work on a mac. cinema dng is great but the hardware to work it makes the camera to expensive. for the money i would need to invest i can almost get a sony f5. W
In Depth Article: Perspectives on the Blackmagic URSA
by Marco Solorio 2 years ago
Hey guys, Just a quick shout out to let you know I wrote a meaty article that was released on my website called, "Perspectives on the Blackmagic URSA". Although not a "review" as I've traditionally do
Ursa 4K RAW
by Ali Quintana 2 years ago
I am very much interested in this Ursa Cam. How ever, I really want to record in 4K RAW and the onboard cards will not record a lot of min and are very expensive. Does any one know of an external devi
Re: Ursa 4K RAW
by Marco Solorio 2 years ago
Personally speaking (and using 120GB cards on the URSA), the 32GB cards aren't a viable solution. At 4Kp24 ProRes HQ you'll only get a little over 5 minutes of recording time. Even 1080p24 only gives
file size
by Pam Picard 2 years ago
Just starting shooting on a BMPCC and the files are HUGE. Converting them to h.264 seems to be taking a good hour per clip (clips are about three minutes a piece). I shot on ProRes. Is this typical .
Re: file size
by Marco Solorio 2 years ago
Pam, which exact ProRes format are you recording to in the BMPCC The latest firmware updates allow you to change the ProRes type. Rather than shooting ProRes HQ, try doing some tests in ProRes 422 and
sdi out setting on bm4k
by Mark Leger 2 years ago
just got a 7" lilliput field monitor. the sdi out setting needs to be on "hd" TIA
Re: sdi out setting on bm4k
by Marco Solorio 2 years ago
Yes, you must have the SDI output set to HD. Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media ORM Blog Facebook Twitter BMCC Newsletter
BMCC latest Firmware Update doesnt work!!!
by Ali Quintana 3 years ago
Was very excited to hear about the new firware update and that it supports auto focus etc etc. Just hooked up my BMCC to the net (using the usb) I hit utility, it says checking updates, and then,... C
Re: BMCC latest Firmware Update doesnt work!!!
by Marco Solorio 3 years ago
These are universal firmware updates, so you can actually use the 1.9 or 1.9.1 update on all cameras, including the BMCC and Pocket. It will essentially install 1.8.2 for the Pocket and BMCC. It's how
Blackmagic studio camera B4 lens to MFT mount adapter
by hans shi 3 years ago
Well, my company want me to try out some lenses for BMSC, and most MFT lenses are working fine, even with a PL tp MFT adapter, using fujinon 14-35 also works fine with this camera. But when it come to
Re: Blackmagic studio camera B4 lens to MFT mount adapter
by John Fishback 3 years ago
Checkout this post by Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media. It describes in detail how they use B4 HD lenses on a BMCC. To start you need an HD lens with a 2X tele-extender. You can find adaptors that do t
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A Good BlackMagic Setup for Documentaries.
by David Jim 3 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for help with a one man BlackMagic Camera setup. I'm a director who basically never shoots his own stuff. I work a lot with DOP's using EPIC and Alexa, but recently I've decided to loo
Re: A Good BlackMagic Setup for Documentaries.
by Marco Solorio 3 years ago
There are some additional things to also consider between the GH4 and the BMD 4K. The GH4 does shoot nice images and the HFR options is also very nice. I wouldn't necessarily call any Micro Four Third
Marco Solorio's 1st BMPC-4K sample footage
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Marco Solorio of One River Media has posted his first Blackmagic Production Camera 4K sample footage. Refer to the Vimeo page for details. http: vimeo.com 82618499
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Multi-channel AES/EBU to consumer digital surround converter?
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Hi all, I've been Googling around to see if there's a converter for this, but no luck. I'm hoping someone might know of a black box that will do the trick. I basically want to input four pairs of AES
Re: Multi-channel AES/EBU to consumer digital surround converter?
by Marco Solorio 4 years ago
Thanks Jeremy, this is a nice solution. I would have preferred either fiber optic or a coax transmission, but this might work and is the closest thing to a solution so far. I'd imagine that the HDMI s
BMCC - 'First' Production with BMCC
by Mark Dobson 4 years ago
There seems to be a lot of interest in this camera and I thought I'd post this link from fcp.co I think the guy who shot this would have done a good job with an iPhone. Looks fantastic and it's almost
Re: BMCC - 'First' Production with BMCC
by Marco Solorio 4 years ago
Thanks so much for saying so, Steve! You guys are really going to enjoy using the camera for sure. Thanks! Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media ORM Blog Facebook Twitter Media Batch
Export FCP7 AAF to Symphony causing frame-rate issues
by Marco Solorio 5 years ago
I can't find to seem an answer regarding this either on Google or Cow. I'm exporting a sequence out of FCP7 to Avid Compatible AAF for Symphony using Automatic Duck. The FCP7 sequence has a combinatio
Re: Export FCP7 AAF to Symphony causing frame-rate issues
by Marco Solorio 5 years ago
Hi Michael, Thanks for chiming in. Before you're post yesterday, I did make an XML to see if that would do anything to help me get that sequence into Symphony. Looking at that XML file now, it does in
How do you set real-time 2:3 pulldown insertion on Kona output in Symphony?
by Marco Solorio 5 years ago
Okay, we're finally getting our main edit suite fully switched over to Lion and Symphony 6, and of course, finding something interesting things along the way. In FCP7, your timeline could be 24p, but
Re: How do you set real-time 2:3 pulldown insertion on Kona output in Symphony?
by Marco Solorio 5 years ago
Alright, I went to the root of the problem, got rid of the real-time 2:3 pulldown requirement and figured out why my client LED display wouldn't understand native 24p video. Turned out that the AJA Hi
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Notions of the "Cinematic"
by Joey Bania 6 years ago
Hey Team. I'm currently putting together a research project examining the popular perception that DSLRs enable a low-budget "cinematic" aesthetic and would love some feedback on a couple of things. Fi
Re: Notions of the "Cinematic"
by Tim Wilson 5 years ago
Mike Smith "Depth of field in cinema is used in very different ways. The great Orson Welles in Citizen Kane worked on a "deep focus" concept right at the other extreme." Kane is my favorite example t
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Marco Solorio liked this 5 years ago
For Herb Sevush (and other 5D users)
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
http: www.onerivermedia.com blog p=456 Jeremy
Re: For Herb Sevush (and other 5D users)
by Marco Solorio 5 years ago
LOL, I thought the 2-day shipping was a good proof-of-point! Unfortunately I'm not in the know with this particular product. So I don't know what the road map is with the 7D. We'd love one for our 7D
Blog: Introducing Tangent Design's Element Control Surface
by walter biscardi 5 years ago
UPDATED WITH ACTUAL PHOTOS AT THE BOTTOM! UPDATE 2 - New Photo from Tangent Design showing the relative size. Thanks to Tangent Designs for letting me introduce this to you guys. I saw the prototype a
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Re: Introducing Tangent Design's Element Control Surface
by Marco Solorio 5 years ago
Oh I've got the desk space primed and ready! Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media ORM Blog Facebook Twitter Media Batch
Wanted: AJA Kona Drivers for Avid Media Composer
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 COW Personals: Me: I'm a nice guy, I like long walks along the beach, and I desperately seek AJA Kona drivers for my Avid Media Composer. I know you're
Re: Wanted: AJA Kona Drivers for Avid Media Composer
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
LOL!!! Wouldn't want it any other way! :-p Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media ORM Blog Facebook Twitter Media Batch
Is the blindness that Apple showed in the FCPX release a portent of Apple's future?
by Chris Harlan 6 years ago
I've been reading back over the leaks and rumors of the last two and a half years, and have found a surprising amount of information that turned out to be correct. I also noticed that FCP veered off c
Re: Is the blindness that Apple showed in the FCPX release a portent of Apple's future?
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
Apple certainly does not care about the professional market. They've bought and EOL'ed so many pro apps it's laughable. I'd actually laugh, but those EOLs directly effect me and my business. Shake, Co
Can Apple Be Trusted Ever Again?
by John Chay 6 years ago
http: www.onerivermedia.com blog p=322 Best article I've read coming from a professional user of FCP and the impact on business.
Re: Can Apple Be Trusted Ever Again?
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
Am very well, thanks! Hope you are too! Been way too long since we've last hung out, buddy. I tweeted your recent video on cutting the Calcio video on FCPX. Nice work! Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host O
Video: 2010 OneRiver Media Timelapse Reel
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
2010 OneRiver Media Timelapse Reel A collection of time-lapse footage from various projects, all shot by OneRiver Media. All shots in this demo are available for stock footage purchase through RevoSto
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Re: 2010 OneRiver Media Timelapse Reel
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
Thanks for the comment. I mostly shoot all my time-lapse with my old Canon 20D. I choose to not shoot time-lapse with my 5D Mk II because it kills the mirror... would rather beat on an old 20D than my
Video Reel Thumbnail/Poster-frame
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
When we upload videos to the Cow Video Reels section, is there a way to change the thumbnail poster-frame image than the default one that is generated automatically Thanks! Marco Solorio CreativeCow H
Re: Video Reel Thumbnail/Poster-frame
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
Wow, you guys are fast! Feature works great! Thanks. Ron, I'm off for home to go watch the Giants game. I'll call you tomorrow and catch up! Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Facebook Twit
Video: 2010 OneRiver Media Footage Reel
by Marco Solorio 6 years ago
2010 OneRiver Media Footage Reel A collection of footage from various projects, all shot by OneRiver Media. watch demo reel
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Stefani Rice liked this 6 years ago
Using a Canon 5D or other SLR - MUST READ
by walter biscardi 7 years ago
If you're using or planning to use a Canon 5D or other SLR for production, you must read this article from Marco Solario here on the Cow. I read it last week when the magazine came out and this answer
Re: Using a Canon 5D or other SLR - MUST READ
by Marco Solorio 7 years ago
Hey thanks for the shout out, Wally! =) Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Codec Resource Site Cinesoft Media Batch
Video: Singularity - The Trailer
by Marco Solorio 7 years ago
Singularity - The Trailer This trailer represents a sci-fi short currently in post-production. Created by Thomas Horne, Paul Schaffner and Marco Solorio. Cast: Paul Schaffner, Chris Gomes and Bill Bre
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Dennis Clark liked this 4 years ago
Answers to some questions
by Marco Solorio 7 years ago
Charles Little: Thanks for the kudos, Charles. I personally have not shot with a D90. It's lack of 1080 HD and no manual control just isn't appealing to me. With that said however, I've seen some grea
Video: Broadway Plaza
by Marco Solorio 7 years ago
Broadway Plaza As part of the HDSLR article I wrote for the Creative Cow, I decided to grab model, Jackie Rivero, and visit nearby Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek, California. I brought some o
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Re: Nice stuff and a question
by Marco Solorio 7 years ago
Thanks for the kudos, Laurie. Yes, all of your lenses (whether EF or EF-S) will work with the Canon 7D and Canon T2i 550D. If you went with a 5D Mk II, then only your EF lenses will work with it.
Video: Agave Nightclub Lowlight Testing
by Marco Solorio 7 years ago
Agave Nightclub Lowlight Testing Shot and edited January of 2009, shortly after the camera was received in December of 2008, PRIOR to manual control functionality. This video was shot using the Canon
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Thomas Jenkins liked this 4 years ago
Re: Agave Nightclub Lowlight Testing
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Ah,the joy of ambient light. My headshots have always been shot with natural reflected light, simply letting the camera and glass do it's job. Beautiful bokeh exploitation...
The Blackmagic Ultrascope
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
Yes, it's as revolutionary as you can imagine. For under $700, you get a scope that does everything you would want a Leader LV7700 to do for a tiny fraction of the price. There is no "education factor
Re: The Blackmagic Ultrascope
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Thanks for the confirmation, Derrick. I don't see why the "Home" version wouldn't work. Curious to know why it's listed as a recommend on the website. Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Cod
HD-SDI Cabling
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Hey guys, We're in the process of moving our facility into a larger location and we're about ready to throw some long runs of HD-SDI cabling from the suites to the machine room. We've been using Belde
Re: HD-SDI Cabling
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Jeremy, We decided to give the guys you recommended out for a try and ordered a few of there VSD2001 precision cables. Thanks again for the lead. Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Codec Re
Is anyone home At Bitjazz???
by Bob Flood 8 years ago
Hi i recently bought 2 of the Sheer video codecs from Bitjazz (PC and Mac) I asked a couple of questions several days ago and have not heard back. Also i noticed that any development for Kona seems to
Re: Is anyone home At Bitjazz???
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Bob Flood "I am wondering if ProRez has made the Sheer codecs Obsolete Have they stopped development " I'm surprised they're not responding, maybe busy with pre-NAB stuff. But what I can say is... st
Solid State Device with Timecode Output?
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Hi all, I'm not finding much luck with my searches and am hoping someone might have some insight into a solution. Does anyone know of a compact device (like the size of the Tascam DR-1 or Zoom H4), th
Re: Solid State Device with Timecode Output?
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Hi Ty, Thanks for the welcome. Although "welcome back" might be more in order, ha ha... I've haven't visited the audio forum in a few years! :^o During my initial search, I did run across the Sound De
External SxS Readers for EX1
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
I did a little searching on this forum, but didn't find anything on external USB readers. Obviously Sony has the SBAC-US10 reader for SXS cards to USB. But $250 C'mon. I did find this... http: www.syn
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
by Marco Solorio 8 years ago
Scott Robert "Marco, Did you find a solution Does that $48 card reader work " I wish... I haven't found a solution that costs less than Sony's reader but then again, I haven't looked in the last few
reinterlacing 60p
by David Burch 9 years ago
I apologize if this issue has been covered, but I've been searching everywhere and can't seem to find and answer. I am working on several projects shot with two EX-1 cameras and one Z1. The final outp
Re: reinterlacing 60p
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
This is covered in one of my older articles... http: library.creativecow.net articles solorio_marco interlacing_progressive_footage.php Just go down to the section, "Convert to an Interlaced Format".
HD-SDI Timecode De-embedder/reader
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
Congrats on all the new converter boxes. Wish I had time at NAB to look them over in person. Here's another box to add to your line-up... HD-SDI input with LTC timecode output. The only company that m
Re: HD-SDI Timecode De-embedder/reader
by Sam Tozer 9 years ago
I absolutely agree, We too are in need of such a device... Particularly for much of our non broadcast work we are trying to eek out a couple more years of nice uncompressed realtime editing from our S
EX1 slow motion best settings, Plese advise
by Adrian Allen 9 years ago
Hello, I recently purchased the EX1, always loved the Pan HVX200 for its slow motion capabilities. For some reason I feel that the slow motion on the Ex1 is not as smooth as the HVX200. It has a stutt
Re: EX1 slow motion best settings, Plese advise
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
Bruno Fraga "I tried to conform 720 60p in Cinema Tools but it didn't work, it created a folder but not the files, somebody could tell me the way to do that, please " Cinema Tools cannot conform (720
XDCAM EX 720 Codec Tests (Part 2)
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
Part 2 of my first finds with the XDCAM EX 1080 codec. Now onto the 720 codec. As you would have guessed, 720p24 is the best looking format in terms of compression artifacts. The amount of artifacts i
Re: XDCAM EX 720 Codec Tests (Part 2)
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
Craig Seeman "Note Marco seems to have been testing "extremes" as far as I can tell." Yes, this very important to know. I'm *just* testing the codec itself with synthesized sources, which doesn't not
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