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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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Article: Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era
by Marco Solorio 2 weeks ago
DaVinci Resolve Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW)
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@Russ Hughe
by Marco Solorio 5 days ago
Definitely a bad habit on my part, but I do see it spelled both ways, even at the very top browser window header of Avid's own product page listing: ProTools AVID Yeah, at $299, it's a pretty easy inv
URSA MINI 4.6K RAW Frame Rate Question
by Terry Leahy 7 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 7 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 years ago
http: www.onerivermedia.com blog p=456 Jeremy
Re: For Herb Sevush (and other 5D users)
by Marco Solorio 6 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
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 Reel Thumbnail/Poster-frame
by Marco Solorio 7 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 7 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
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
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 9 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
HD-SDI Timecode De-embedder/reader
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
Does anyone know of an HD-SDI de-embedder extractor demuxer reader that can pull the embedded SMPTE timecode from an HD-SDI signal and spit out LTC timecode It would be a simple little black box... SD
Re: HD-SDI Timecode De-embedder/reader
by Marco Solorio 9 years ago
Thanks Jon... I actually emailed them over the weekend! They said they might come up with such a device later this year. No luck for now though. =( I also emailed a couple of other manufacturers, incl
Game-Changer
by Nick Griffin 10 years ago
If we're lucky a few times a year we'll see something that will make a significant difference in the way we do business -- that will by its very usefulness change the game. The best example of this fo
Re: Game-Changer (QT functionality)
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
Actually, not difficult but time-consuming to develop since it would require an entirely new architecture that's different than the FLV version. I'd really like to see where H.264 goes with FLV suppor
Game Changer Followup
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
The below thread about Media Batch software actually is bringing up some good points about interacting with clients, and some of the inherent problems with clients communicating their own input and ap
Re: Game Changer Followup
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
This can exactly be done with Media Batch. It's as simplified as you want it to be for your clients *but* with greater control, password logins and tracking on your end as the admin. It's extremely cu
Sony Cameras
by Corbin Gross 10 years ago
Hello, Everybody I know you hate the question- 'Which camera is better ' And I know it's just a tool and the artist is what really matters. That said, I'm buying a new camera for our internal training
Re: Sony Cameras
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
Ryan, I think I stand corrected. It does look like in fact the XL2 uses true progressive CCDs. I have heard it looks soft in 24p mode so I'm not sure whay that would be.Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host
dv now what
by Mark Joseph 10 years ago
Hello I currently use a Canon XL2 DV camera for production I use Final Cut Studio 5 and After effects cs3... My next jump is to use film . forgive me for not really understanding alot about it what is
Re: dv now what
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
If you want to go in the film direction, you might want to start with getting a copy of the ACM... American Cinematographer's Manual. Some of what's contained in there are specifics on shooting film,
Converting PAL HD to use in FCP, eventual NTSC DVD
by montefuego 10 years ago
Hi, I have uncompressed PAL 50i 1080 files. They will not play smoothly with the Macbook Pro G-Raid Firewire setup I have. I need to do the following: 1. Compress it in some way 2. Edit 3. Export fini
Re: Converting PAL HD to use in FCP, eventual NTSC DVD
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
Hi, First, what codec is used for the source footage How was it captured If it's uncompressed HD then a firewire RAID wont cut it for real-time playback. DVCPRO HD codecs should be able to play back o
Keynote quicktime format
by Sean Kapleton 10 years ago
Hello I am trying to play a Quicktime movie in Keynote and I am curious to find out what format and settings I should set this to. The movie has been exported as a Same As Source QT from Avid Media Co
Re: Keynote quicktime format
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
You'd probably fair well using QuickTime H.264. Definitely one of my favorable codecs to use both online and localized presentation kiosk type use.Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Codec R
uncompress 444 RGB NTSC 10 bits
by tomas Roca 10 years ago
Hi. I just got a Kona 3 with a dual link fB array. The mac is a dual quad core. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to capture and work NTSC VIDEO in a 444 uncompressed RGB 10 Bits project thanks, to
Re: uncompress 444 RGB NTSC 10 bits
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
I completely missed the NTSC part! I was only thinking the question was just for HD. It never even crossed my mind the question was for SD. Doh!Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Codec Reso
letterbox ?
by Arty Gold 10 years ago
i can't seem to find the right way to do this i have a video shot in letterbox (that new sony dvd camera) i was able to import the video into fcp 5 to edit now when i export it...how or should i say w
Re: letterbox ?
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
If your video truly does have letterbox bars on it, then you'll need to crop the video on export so that it cuts out letterbox bars. You have a couple of ways to perform this. 1. Send the video to Com
progressive or bigger CCDs?
by Philippe Orlando 10 years ago
Hi, What would you advise me to do. Shoot an film with a Sony DXC-D50 camera with DSR1 back, which has 2 3" CCD and deinterlace in post or go with a DVX100b Thanks I have access to the sony already bu
Re: progressive or bigger CCDs?
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
This is correct. The cannon (nor any Canon video camera) shoots in true 24p (it's interpolated). They'll be the last company to jump on the band wagon if they ever do. Phorland, if you were going this
Let me be the first to welcome the Red Cinema
by Steve Wargo 10 years ago
There has been around two years of anticipation building as the Red camera has gone through it's design and development stages. This long period of time has brought about a lot of controversy regardin
Re: Leo was actually first
by Marco Solorio 10 years ago
Leo's da man. Looking forward to his feedback too!Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Codec Resource Site Cinesoft Media Batch
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