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Mark Frazier

Video Producer; shoot XDCAM (PDW-F335) & BetaSP (UVW-100), edit with Media 100 Suite v2.1.5
Member Since:
March 28th 2005
158 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Springfield, MO
Another upgrade domino
by Mark Frazier 4 years ago
Not a M100 issue per se, but something tells me Floh may have an answer..... In my recent Mac Pro upgrade from OS 10.6.3 to 10.8.5, some things got a little discombobulated. I got the newest driver fo
Re: Another upgrade domino
by Mark Frazier 4 years ago
Floh, I shoot on a Sony XDCam PDW-F335, Codec reads as Apple XDCAM HD 1080i60. I used to have no problem seeing the proxy images before the upgrade. I did update to the latest Transfer software (re-in
M100i 601 footage playback
by Mark Frazier 4 years ago
I've seen in the release notes that OS 10.6.8 and 10.7 have issues with playback of the M100i 601 codec. Is that issue fixed in OS 10.8, or is 10.6.3 the newest OS that will still play the older codec
Re: M100i 601 footage playback
by Mark Frazier 4 years ago
Noah, I finally got OS 10.8.5 downloaded from Apple (that's a whole other story), installed M100 Suite 2.1.5, updated my Kona LHi driver to 10.6.1 (thanks to info from Floh), and it appears I'm back i
Which Kona LHi driver needed?
by Mark Frazier 4 years ago
Fellow cowhands, I finally upgraded my Mac Pro to OS 10.8.5 so I could download and run M100 Suite 2.1.5 (and still hopefully have access to my SD footage.) When I tried launching the new suite, I got
Re: Which Kona LHi driver needed?
by Mark Frazier 4 years ago
Floh, Once again, you got me exactly what I needed in record time and I sincerely thank you for that! (I wasn't having much luck deciphering the info on AJA's site since Media 100 apparently isn't on
cleaner render settings
by Mark Frazier 5 years ago
I'm producing a number of videos to be used in different formats, so I must render them differently. They are all shot on XDCam and edited in HD. When rendering to Windows Media format, I have the opt
Re: cleaner render settings
by Mark Frazier 5 years ago
Yes, the deinterlacing option is in the size window, but unfortunately it still doesn't deinterlace the video. I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what it actually does.... The really sad thin
How can I hang these lights?
by Barry Bishop 6 years ago
I have 2 Keno flow's a soft box from lowel and a keylight I would like to hang from the metal bar seen above I am assuming I need a clamp of some sort. Can one of you point me in the right direction T
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Re: How can I hang these lights?
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 years ago
One more thing - the Dexel catalogue has hundreds of fixtures, and the beauty of their catalogue is that they have icons on every fixture page, showing just which connectors and accessories work with
Softboxes Make Me Squint On Set?
by Kyle Campbell 6 years ago
I have these softboxes I got off Amazon http: www.amazon.com gp product B002SCGY5S ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 ie=UTF8&psc=1 . I had umbrella lights before and they did not light up my face enough in t
Re: Softboxes Make Me Squint On Set?
by Mark Frazier 6 years ago
At full power, you're looking into the equivalent of two 1,000-watt lights (which is pretty bright, as you can tell.) If your camera can tolerate a little less light, try turning off a couple of the b
Sennheiser EW100 series wireless system
by jim stamos 6 years ago
im using the lectrosonics 100 series set up but need a second. for less in price I found the sennheiser EW100 series setup. anyone use this, how good is it they have an A frequency series and a B freq
Re: Sennheiser EW100 series wireless system
by Mark Frazier 6 years ago
I'm using two of these units right now (one A frequency and one B) and have yet to have an issue I couldn't fix with a simple frequency adjustment. For the price, I'm not sure you can do better. Good
Anyone familiar with ikan LED lights?
by Mark Frazier 6 years ago
I'm looking to upgrade my lighting from tried-and-true portable tungsten to something a bit more friendly to confined spaces and temperature considerations. In looking at different florescent and LED
I cant believe this just happened. Entire days work for nothing, Remember kids details.
by Donell Hall 8 years ago
Hello friends, I am going to be quick and to the point. Firstly this was completely my fault, as the audio guy its my responsibility for the final output of the audio no matter what happens. I did a g
Re: I cant believe this just happened. Entire days work for nothing, Remember kids details.
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
As an XDCam shooter, two things I would throw in here: The stereo shotgun mic always feeds channels 3 & 4, with inputs going into 1 & 2, so if I need nats as well as mics mixer feed, I'm covered. The
Live audio amp levels
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
I need some advice opinions from more seasoned audio professionals. Since my background is in video production, but run live sound frequently, I'm getting conflicting opinions on output settings of th
Re: Live audio amp levels
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
Peter, usually these setups are just PA mixes, and if that's the case it may not matter much (to other people.) But I have been that TV crew that needed a feed - or just trying to record the mix for l
Daniel Day Lincoln
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
I know in the past there has been discussion in this forum of Abraham Lincoln movies being made. Well, finally there is one being made. By Steven Spielberg. And here's what Daniel Day Lewis looks like
Re: Daniel Day Lincoln
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
I heard that he was actually killed not by Booth, but while chasing Dennis Weaver through the desert in a Peterbilt.
travelling with XDCAM
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
I'll soon be travelling with a Sony PDW-F335 disc camcorder on a private plane. The pilot wants to know if the camera can be stored in an unpressurised cargo compartment for the flight - we'll be gett
Re: travelling with XDCAM
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
Gentlemen, thanks for your confirmation that I should put it in the cabin with us. That's the answer I was really looking for. Mark
XDCam Transfer frustration
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
Slightly off-topic for this forum, but it should be close: Shooting on XDCam discs and using PDW-U1 disc drive to transfer using XDCAM Transfer software v. 2.12.0. When I originally set this up, I cou
Re: XDCam Transfer frustration fixed!
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
Well, this one stumped the kids at Sony as well. After trashing the prefs in FCP (they seemed to think that might help - not sure it did anything) I bumped up my OS to 10.6.3. That seems to have broug
Need Betacam camera handle
by Mark Frazier 8 years ago
I'm looking to see if there is a non-working Sony UVW 100 out there for sale (cheap, of course.) I still occasionally have to drag mine out, and recently the handle broke apart. I can get the part num
Re: Need Betacam camera handle
by Fred Jodry 8 years ago
Mark, you shouldn t have much trouble locating a BlackSmith from a boat yard, to make one.
Snow Leopard & .dmg issue
by Mark Frazier 9 years ago
I just upgraded from a 5-year old G5 to a new system running Snow Leopard. After downloading some software, I can't get the system to open the .dmg files - all I get is a warning that the disc image c
Frontline interview lighting style
by Bob Cole 11 years ago
If you've seen PBS's Frontline, you've probably noticed their very simple but effective interview lighting style. It looks to me like one very large source, and very natural-looking lighting of the ba
Re: Frontline interview lighting style
by Mark Frazier 11 years ago
I'm in agreement with the previous posts - a large, eye level, soft key offset about 60 degrees from camera line (always from the direction the subject is facing); some bounce to gently fill in the "o
How to shoot Black Background video? - with light only on the subject
by Will Standley 12 years ago
I understand there are some issues when shooting with a black background. We want to shoot a single subject with (probably) a single light... on a totally black set... We are looking for the dramatic
Re: How to shoot Black Background video? - with light only on the subject
by Mark Frazier 12 years ago
As Mike mentioned, get the subject as far away from the backdrop as possible. When lighting the subject, be sure to light from the side and flag off the spill light so it won't fall on the backdrop. I
Had to share...
by Chris Bové 13 years ago
Editing a magazine style show for local PBS station. Need B-Roll extreme-wide shot of wine vineyards that holds still on a tripod for about six seconds. After 20 minutes of scrolling through footage,
Re: Had to share...
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
A story to explain the sound of my head pounding on the edit bay wall many moons ago..... In the very early '90s, I travelled to a Communist-controlled country with a large group of people, which incl
backup to FireWire issues
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Hello all, I'm in the process of backing up large chunks of raw and rendered video media components to some FireWire drives. Unfortunately, I am not being allowed to transfer any media that contains a
And that fixed it!
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Thanks again for the info. It even responds faster that it did on the FAT32 format. Mark
Applying changes to all titles in timeline
by Marc Morel 13 years ago
Hi all, I think I saw a similar post a while back but I can't seem to find it anymore. Sorry if this has been covered before. Is it possible to apply a change, say a color or a font change, to all tit
Re: Applying changes to all titles in timeline
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
I've had to do similar changes, and the quickest (and I know it's not very quick) way I've found is to save the new font color etc. in the style pallet, and manually go in, select the text to change,
Camera's Negative Gain
by Bill Evelyn 13 years ago
What does negative gain, say -3db, accomplish for a videographer Bill
Re: Camera's Negative Gain
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
And you can use it to manipulate depth of field when needed.
Non-linear editing office HELP
by Sam Lesante Jr. 13 years ago
My editing office uses the same air conditioning and heating unit as the sales department. When they say it's too cold, I say it's fine because of the heat that my drives and computer puts out. So whe
Re: Non-linear editing office HELP
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
I feel your pain (actually, your heat.) Same problem in my office, and it gets worse in the cooler months when the building A C shuts off. Our solution ended up being one of the freestanding A C units
starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by firewireflow 13 years ago
hi guys! im preparing visuals for a art gallery ... i use an extreme wide format (3 times PAL res) ... so i want to use 3 computers and 3 projectors ... do you guys know a way how i can start the 3 mo
Re: starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Check out the Live & Stage Events forum. This should be up their alley. Mark
Audio Preference: On-camera or off-camera?
by phillr 13 years ago
Hey guys, i'm a film college student. I've generally been taught (and have read) that when choosing dialogue audio, use the audio from that character's take. E.g. use the audio from Character A's 'clo
Re: Audio Preference: On-camera or off-camera?
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Lots of good info so far. Like a lot of these other guys, I'm also a one man band, so my choices lean heavily on what audio tells the story with the fewest "distractions". Having to "fix something in
blast me if this isn't stupid
by Arty Gold 13 years ago
hi all... i'm pretty familiar with my mac (if you know what i mean ;) ) but what i can't seem to figure out is how i can change my default program in the open with menu i can do it with single files -
Re: blast me if this isn't stupid
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Click on a file of the type you want to open. Hit Apple-I to open it's information window. About halfway down that window is an "Open With" pulldown, where you select what program you want to use to o
DVD drive update-now G5 dead....
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Recently, I started having problems burning DVDs from DVD Studio Pro. After chasing many possibilities, I replaced the Sony DVD burner with a Pioneer DVR-111D. To my dismay, the system profiler showed
Re: DVD drive update-now G5 dead....
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Without yanking the drive out, all other material leads me to believe it's actually a Pioneer. Referencing your earlier post about the door problem, I had the same thing happen when I installed it in
This should be simple, but......
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Hello all, I am trying to do a "highlight" to draw attention to a spot on the video, and I'm not having the luck that I can easily get in After Effects. In A E, I simply create a layer of black over t
Re: This should be simple, but......
by Andrew Mehta 13 years ago
Yeah, or you could just use the "spotlight" filter and be done with it. Sorry, I have a lot of filters that came with ICE and Final Effects Complete, and several spotlight filters that do exactly this
daylight vs. tungsten "palette"
by Bob Cole 13 years ago
There's a thread elsewhere on lighting for greenscreen, where it is recommended to light the talent with 5600K, if the background is exterior daylight. The justification was that there is a different
Re: daylight vs. tungsten "palette"
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Bob, I've lit green- and blue-screen for years, always using tungsten, and never had an issue with color temperature. As long as you light it evenly and get a good white balance, all should work just
Need to buy some tape
by Sam Lesante Jr. 13 years ago
Anyone know a good online place to buy 30-60 min Beta Sp tapes Carpel has Maxell's for $8.29 each. Does anyone know a better deal TIA Sam
Re: Need to buy some tape
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Sam, If you need more tape than Ron has available, I've been dealing with the guys at The Media House for years. Always great prices and fast shipping. Tell Ray and Scott I sent you. Maybe they'll buy
Reversing effect in Boris Red preset?
by Ben Scott 13 years ago
Hiya all you lovely and helpful people, Thanks in advance if you could help out. Very new to Boris Red 3gl and am using the 'pink oval template.red' in the SPLINES-2D directory of the library browser.
Re: Reversing effect in Boris Red preset?
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Ben, sorry I didn't get back with you sooner. I've been away from the computer for a few days. (Yes, that's a good thing!) And since I'm not familiar with Avid, I'm hoping the Red interface works pret
Within the next 2 weeks! (OT)
by Chris Bové 13 years ago
Apologize for the quick OT, but just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for the great help. This last year saw a few major projects (laced with hundreds of the usual little ones). The Cow has been
Re: Within the next 2 weeks! (OT)
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Congrats on the impending family addition! Your true education is about to begin. Maybe Ron could add a "Feeding and Diaper Changing" forum Should we call it "Sights and Smells" Best of wishes to you
Video Installation
by Justin Edwards 13 years ago
Im looking to do a video installation that will play during events, but I need to change titling for each individual on certian days of the event. Another words, we will edit the video for the company
Re: Video Installation
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
If I understand you correctly, the video remains the same but change ONLY the titles of people speaking on camera. If this is the case, build your timeline for "Monday" with appropriate titles. When i
How do you do...?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 13 years ago
Hi Fellow Cows, I posted this question a long time ago and got some advice, but I am still having trouble. I would like to know how the big networks like NBC, ESPN, etc... get their plasmas or lcd sc
Re: How do you do...?
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
The plasma screen is going to be more of a daylight color balance. Check that by setting your camera to an outdoor filter and using the white balance preset. See if there is an adjustment on the plasm
Art of the Credit Roll
by Chris Bové 13 years ago
PBS National frowns on the standard credit treatment of white text over black because it "prompts a viewer to grab the remote". Though it's the most cinematic looking, there's no visual design that h
Re: Art of the Credit Roll
by Mark Frazier 13 years ago
Ditto for "O Brother". If you liked the music in the movie, you'll sit through the credits just to get a little more.
40th Anniversary Corporate Video
by paul patton 14 years ago
i have been givin the task of putting together an Anniversary video for a community college. What should Be the proceedure for putting this type video project together, from the start to finish i know
Re: 40th Anniversary Corporate Video
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
It appears that you found the answers to your initial concerns - going right to the biggest dog that has a pass no pass vote. Congrats on pulling it off! I have to concur with the previous posts on ho
STock Footage for NASCAR..
by Ronn Trevino 14 years ago
Hi there.. long time viewer.. I usually post in the After Effects forum.. But I have a question pertaining my job.. Ive been asked to do a Video that incorporates the Nascar environment. Raceing PitCr
Re: STock Footage for NASCAR..
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
This will get you there, or at least close..... this info is a couple of years old, but may still be valid. Mark Greenhouse NASCAR Images 4205-K Stuart Andrew Blvd Charlotte, NC 28217 704.943.4329 (of
Problems with jittering image
by Henrik Helms 14 years ago
Hi! I uses Boris Red inside FCP5 - and when I have a uncompressed sequence and makes an image or logo move in a Boris effect it jitters when it moves. When I do the same effect in a DV-PAL sequence it
Re: Problems with jittering image
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
I've had similar issues, primarily with moving text. In your preferences, under the Local Projects tab, check the box for 1:2:1 Deflickering and see if that helps. Unfortunately, this will not remain
Containers in Containers
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
I'm running Boris Red 3.0.2 as my graphics generator in Media 100i. For my latest project, I created a number of pages of graphics, organized in a series of title containers. I want them to roll, one
Re: Containers in Containers
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
Quick and painless it was! Another useful Boris tool explained (and more usefully than the one page of reference in the manual.) Thank you very much for the info. Have a Merry Christmas!! Mark
Filming Money
by Julie Bigford 14 years ago
Hi Everyone, Is it illegal to videotape or film money I'm working on a video about money and can't find any info on the topic. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Re: Filming Money
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
I've done it, too. Does that make it any more legal (Sorry... sarcasm is a vehicle with no brakes.) I do agree that the Secret Service will be your best option for information. www.secretservice.gov w
? need help - Text fx in RED- paste settings
by Anthony Miles 14 years ago
Working in red 3, Have many text lines to bring in with animated FX, type on, and combination of a blur filter. Is there a way to copy and apply these attributes to other text layers in RED, similar t
Re: ? need help - Text fx in RED- paste settings
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
Ditto to Stephen - although in the mac you can select a track and hit Apple-D for a one-step duplication of the track and all attributes. Change the font, move the keyframes if needed, and away you go
metering difference for mini dv cams and big dbeta & beta cams????
by the1ktone 14 years ago
hi, good day everyone. I'm a fairly new freelance location sound mixer all the way from South East Asia. I've been working mainly with mini dv cameras like pd150,170, dvx100A and the sorts. I was rece
Re: metering difference for mini dv cams and big dbeta & beta cams????
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
If you happen to have a field mixer that will not output to mic level, the Betacams can switch their input levels to line or mic.
stress relief
by Carter Donaghy 14 years ago
so what do you guys do when you get computer burn I usually hit the electric guitar in Hendrix mode followed by a 2 mile run. Pinot Noir helps a bit.
Re: stress relief
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
Hiking boots, tent, sleeping bag, warm fire and cold beer. As often as possible. Fresh air and God's Ozark Mountains work wonders.
Scaling Low Res elements?
by butch 14 years ago
Argh. Our producer sent over a bunch of stills that I'm supposed to animate. The files are tiny. They'll have to be doubled at least. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Re: Thanks!
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
I learned a trick in a Photoshop seminar recently for a quick, cheap way to help with this all-too-common problem. Under the "Image" menu, select the "Image Size" option, then set the "Pixel Dimention
Filming food? (making it look good and tasty)
by Jason Olsen 14 years ago
I have a client that whats to feature his food (sub sandwiches) in his commercial. I know having good lighting on the food is key, but if any one has dealt with filming food before I sure would like t
Re: Filming food? (making it look good and tasty)
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
Jason, The best lighting I've used for food shots is very diffused and set up well off the camera line. I want shadows to show texture and depth of presentation, but I like soft, not harsh shadows. I
What to do???
by Fran Michelle 14 years ago
I was recently contacted by a local production company that handles game day production for a college in my area. The wanted to know if I culd fil in for their regular Audio engineer for a few dates d
Re: What to do???
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
I think you made the right choice. As you have read in this thread, preparing yourself (as opposed to expecting others to prepare you) for a multiple-day gig is time well spent. Personally, I would ne
Boris Red 3.02 GL copy paste
by AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate 14 years ago
Boris Red 3.02 GL Avid Xpress 5.1.6 Sometimes the copy paste functiun does NOT work for some keyframes, I can't figure out why ! For example, I copy a keyframe, I paste sowewhere else in the timeline,
Re: Boris Red 3.02 GL copy paste
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
I've only had this issue when attempting to paste multiple keyframes at a time, or a keyframe with a lot of different attributes. Are you attempting single keyframes or multiples Also, what kind of tr
Crew Communications
by Dee Gibbs 14 years ago
Hey Guys. I have a problem that I hope someone could help me out with. My partner and I will be shooting a concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco soon. We have in the past rented motorola radios wit
Re: Crew Communications
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
Any way to find out what system NASCAR pit crews use They're bulky, but they work in what I would consider a rather noisy environment.
Creating Rolling Credits with an Alignment similar to Hollywood movies
by Steven Pukin 14 years ago
This may be a very simple question, but please bear with me. I have been able to successfully create rolling credits with Boris Title Crawl. However, I have always had a bit of problems with alignment
Re: One more thing
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
No, you don't seem dense, but I may seem that way by the time this is all done..... In my last post, I think I had finally visualized what you were trying to create. My apologies for not seeing it soo
Comment my editing...
by Chip Douglas 14 years ago
Hi! I've uploaded my first attemp to make a documentary. Feel free to comment the edit, give advice, good bad stuff, the flow of the movie etc. regards, Lars watch the clip here: http: www.chipdouglas
Re: Comment my editing...
by Mark Frazier 14 years ago
Charlie, Anyone with a good memory (or an appreciation for the "TV Land" channel) will get it. I'm nominating you for the "Obscure Reference Du Jour" award. Keep up the good work! Mark
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