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Matthew Sonnenfeld

Development/Technical Assistant at Loud Television
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Amazed at the quality of the footage from the BMCC
by Philippe Orlando 3 years ago
Hello, I've seen several shorts shot with the BMCC and I'm amazed at the quality of the footage. I think it's better than the 4K sensor. Now I hear people who have the camera that the moire is really
Re: Amazed at the quality of the footage from the BMCC
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 3 years ago
http: www.mosaicengineering.com products vaf blackmagic cinema.html Contact them and confirm that it will fit in EF mount version if you go that route. You are correct that the 2.5K is a better image
speedbooster for the BMCC
by Ali Quintana 3 years ago
I have the BMCC ef version. I understand tht the speedbooster gives extra low aperture and most interestingly, I saw on YouTube that it changes the focal length turning the 2.5k into equivalent super
Re: speedbooster for the BMCC
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 3 years ago
Yes, MFT mount can adapt to nearly anything except mounts with even shorter flange distances like Sony E mount. Honestly, no appreciable downsides in my opinion. If anything, you may want to be consci
Any updated info on Audio issues with the BMCC?
by Mark Baird 4 years ago
The firmware fixes for audio issues have been a moving target with this camera, but currently, to my understanding the DC offset has been fixed and some of the low end roll off in mic mode. Anyone kno
Re: Any updated info on Audio issues with the BMCC?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 3 years ago
Mark Baird "It is within my range of experience that sometimes BM gear just does random stuff." Yes. For the record, my preferred preamp system for the BMCC is the Sound Devices MixPre-D. Co-Presiden
black magic suitable for my needs?
by Caroline Scott 4 years ago
Hi all, I am a journalist and am looking for a camera that will allow me to film a variety of scenes that include conferences, talking head interviews, pieces to camera and busy scenes with people mov
Re: black magic suitable for my needs?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 4 years ago
Hi Caroline, When do you need the camera If you can wait at all, I think that Panasonic has a real home run in the upcoming DVX200. From what you describe I think that it would fit your needs perfectl
Which ND Filters to get?
by Travis Brown 4 years ago
Hello all, I've just invested in a couple of Zeiss CP.2 lenses for my Blackmagic Production Camera (25MM T2.1 + 50MM T2.1) and am looking for IRND filters. I found that Schneider has a 114MM Adapter R
Re: Which ND Filters to get?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 4 years ago
You need IRND with both cameras at high stops of ND. Get a Schneider Tru-Pol Circular Polarizer and Schneider Platinum IRND .9. Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc. Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Sc
Black Magic Design Camera 4K, I plan on buying one!
by Ali Quintana 4 years ago
Black Magic Design Camera 4K, I plan on buying one! Just wanted to find out if the FNP has been fixed. I dont do a lot of night shots, but every now and then I do have these productions. I currently d
Re: Black Magic Design Camera 4K, I plan on buying one!
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 4 years ago
I agree that it is probably worth waiting for the URSA Mini. The new sensor is supposedly much more sensitive with greater dynamic range which should all equate to significantly less noise. The origin
GH4 An metabones Speedbooster Play
by Vinnie Urgo 4 years ago
Hi I have just purchased a GH4 and metabones 4 3 to Canon speedbooster S model. $600 and it's quite loose on both sides. I contacted Metabones they sent me a spare metal part that connects to the came
Re: GH4 An metabones Speedbooster Play
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 4 years ago
Honestly, it doesn't look like the lens is going to fall off. I've seen mounts with that much play if you really try to move it but in your video it is hard to tell how much force you are using. Still
My TOP new BMCC RIG.... Now I need a heavy tripod!!!
by Ali Quintana 4 years ago
Got this great Rig for my BMCC. thing is its way too heavy for the tripod I lend from my friend (Mamfroto). Any one suggest a good heavy tripod with smooth pan and tilt. Around US 1000,-, maybe even s
Re: My TOP new BMCC RIG.... Now I need a heavy tripod!!!
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 4 years ago
For the money, a used Miller Compass, Sachtler DV 10, Sachtler FSB-8, or Manfrotto 509HD. Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc. Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X 2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz
On camera hd monitor
by Ali Quintana 4 years ago
What would be a great on Cam Monitor for the BMCC. I need it basically to focus and to see in bright daylight. Of course it needs to be HD. My budget would be around 800 US$. Histogram etc would reall
Re: On camera hd monitor
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 4 years ago
Both are nice monitors and I think you would be happy with either one. In a nutshell; 1) The Small is sharper than the Marshall - 1280 x 800 versus 1024 x 600 2) The Marshall is brighter than the Smal
Panasonic GH4 4k video - Apple ProRes or ProRes HQ?
by Ryan Wirick 5 years ago
I'm trying to figure out the best workflow to edit 4k video in FCP7. I'm shooting on a Panasonic GH4. I don't think the native codec (H.264, Linear PCM) is compatible with the log and transfer workflo
Re: Panasonic GH4 4k video - Apple ProRes or ProRes HQ?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 5 years ago
CineForm has a comparable bit rate to ProRes though it is a different type of compression. It is a "wavelet" codec similar to REDCODE and JPEG2000. Compression times are VERY fast and playback is supe
AG-AG160/130 codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
by Mike Rangel 5 years ago
What winds up on the SD recorded media, not the HDMI out. Is it 8 bit 4:2:0, or something else at highest level Where do you find this info on Spec sheet Thanks in advance.
Re: AG-AG160/130 codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 5 years ago
That's correct. The files that are recorded to the SD card are 8bit, 4:2:0 at about 25 Mbps. I don't believe that it is on the spec sheet rather it is a part of the AVCHD spec itself. At this bit rate
Davinci Resolve IO 4K compatibility?
by John McCormack 5 years ago
Forgive me as I cannot seem to find the answer here and I've looked. AJA doesn't list Resolve as a supported app so wondering if that's the case The question is derived from wanting to know the best b
Re: Davinci Resolve IO 4K compatibility?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 5 years ago
Hi John, Unfortunately no, the Io 4K does not work with DaVinci Resolve. This is a longstanding issue on the Blackmagic side. BMD does not allow the use of third party video hardware for monitor out o
Slow Motion Workflow/Useability?
by Joseph McDonald 5 years ago
Hi, This is my first post to a forum. I have just graduated university and have been DoP on several short films, some of which are doing quite well. I have recently been asked to DP a music video and
Re: Slow Motion Workflow/Useability?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 5 years ago
Glad I could help! Enjoy!!! Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc. Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X 2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM 2008 Mac Pro 2.6 Ghz 8 Core, 10GB RAM AJA
New camera shortlist - looking for advice
by Chris Newberry 5 years ago
Hi there I'm looking at buying a new HD camera. Looking at the prosumer market and spending around 1500. I wanted to put this in a general thread for camcorders but couldn't see one - if I'm mistaken
Re: New camera shortlist - looking for advice
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 5 years ago
I second the GH4. Also you can get Panasonic's YAGH interface and have all of the I O you could ever want. XLR and Timecode and even quad link SDI for 4K output. Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc
Atomos Ronin with a BMCC
by Tim Maddoux 5 years ago
Greetings all! Has anyone used the Atomos Ronin with a BMCC Any concerns or issues Thanks, Tim
Re: Atomos Ronin with a BMCC
by Tim Maddoux 5 years ago
Hi Matthew. Thanks for the reply and so sorry for just now responding. The reason for the Ronin or any external recording device in our application is strictly for redundancy. Tim
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Io XT under Windows?
by MichaelMaier 5 years ago
I run Win7 and I would like to buy the Io XT. Is anybody here using it with Windows I know there are supposed to be drivers, but the marketing around the Io XT seems to be Mac centric. Also, I have no
Re: Io XT under Windows?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 5 years ago
Hi Michael, The Io XT does work on windows but yes, most AJA marketing is geared towards Mac. That is because many of their devices are centered around ProRes and Mac users. Don't forgot that AJA real
Premiere CC
by Ralph Gould 6 years ago
I tried to build a title last night for a project using Premiere CC. No matter what I tried, the space bar would not let me separate words. I'd hit the space bar and nothing would happen. I closed Pre
Re: Premiere CC
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Never heard of this issue but I would try to trash your preferences and restart Premiere. Preference Manager is a great, free, application that makes this very easy to do for multiple applications at
Thunderbolt chassis's?
by Matt Campbell 6 years ago
We're about to purchase a decklink studio for me and our edit system. A new machine is going to wait another 6 months to a year since we're getting new speakers, monitor, etc... so I wanted to inquire
Re: Thunderbolt chassis's?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Sure it will be backwards compatible but it will money spent on something that will be overtaken very shortly by better tech and increased functionality. If all you want is to run a BMD video card int
Switching between Premiere Pro and After Effects with an IOxt or Kona3
by Kris Merkel 6 years ago
This topic came up in the Premiere Pro forum and I am experiencing the same behavior with my IOxt. When working with Premiere Pro, the AJA control panel indicates that it is in use by PremierePro but
Re: Switching between Premiere Pro and After Effects with an IOxt or Kona3
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
It sounds to me like a Mercury Transmit issue. I don't actually think that AE supports Mercury Transmit like Premiere, Prelude, and Encore do. These applications will automatically follow you when you
Another playback issue thread.. (No 1080p on desktop monitor)
by Johan Windh 6 years ago
Hi all.. Working in FCP 7 and having some issues.. I have some 1080p material, working in ProRes 422 HQ. On this work station there's no external reference monitor, only two ASUS desktop monitors. I h
Re: Another playback issue thread.. (No 1080p on desktop monitor)
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Have you checked your sequence settings Make sure that your sequence matches your material otherwise the output is probably referring to your sequence and not your material. You have External Video se
Pegasus Promise New Drives J2 & J4
by Tom Case 6 years ago
I've been successfully using my IO XT for just about a year now. I edit on the road with a very complete package that suits my and my clients needs. My hard drive storage for the road is a promise peg
Re: Pegasus Promise New Drives J2 & J4
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
These are relatively new items still and I have not yet seen them in the wild personally. Given Promise's experience with Thunderbolt RAID arrays though, I see no reason to be worried about taking the
T-Tap vs Io XT
by Aj Koch 6 years ago
I'm getting rid of my BlackMagic Intensity card due to several issues I've had with it. So now I'm looking into a Thunderbolt AJA-based monitoring solution for my home studio. And I need some opinions
Re: T-Tap vs Io XT
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
I am currently using an Io XT for Premiere, Media Composer, FCP, and monitoring my audio through the DB25 with no problems. It is for analog audio output, not for input. The Io XT has no analog input,
Remove Advanced Pulldown from P2 Footage
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Hello, Is there any way to remove advanced pulldown from 1080 24pA material from an HPX170 within Media Composer Thanks! Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X, Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D 2011 Macboo
Re: Remove Advanced Pulldown from P2 Footage
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Hi Shane, That's typically my workflow for the 170 as well but unfortunately I had to be mixing with previous footage from a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a 7D, and a GoPro Hero2 so I was trying to match
AJA Control Room?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Was thinking about this when I did a project a couple weeks ago that had me ingesting tape, uprezing, and mixing SD with HD and switching settings back and forth. Any updates on when AJA Control Room
Re: AJA Control Room?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
I don't know if it was mentioned. It was not released. Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X, Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D 2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM AJA IoXT Adobe Production P
Avid Won't Transcode Atomos Samurai Footage
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
We have Samurai footage that was shot in ProRes and while Avid will link to it with AMA, it will not transcode the media to make proxy files. It takes several hours to transcode only to reach an error
Re: Avid Won't Transcode Atomos Samurai Footage
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Also yes, we were transcoding to DNx36 Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X, Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D 2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM AJA IoXT Adobe Production Premium CS6, Avid
Color Calibration with Calibrating Hardware
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
I'm not sure if this is covered by any other threads, but I just purchased an X-Rite Colormunki to calibrate my main computer laptop displays and I was wondering if there is any way to use it to calib
Animate Multi-Mesh 3D File in AE CS6
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Hey all, hoping I can find some help with this issue. I've created a relatively complex 3D image entirely with photoshop extrusions and textures and right now I'm trying to move that image into After
Re: Animate Multi-Mesh 3D File in AE CS6
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Thank you everyone for all of your help! So I obviously was not doing this in the right place to start. I definitely agree on that now. But as I don't really have to means to get a full dedicated 3D a
In Search Of ... A Better H.264 to ProRes Workflow
by Jason Jones 6 years ago
There has to be a better way to do this: Once I have a decent rough cut in PP CS6, I need to transcode my clips to ProRes422HQ. Why Don't ask why ... Resolve hates H.264, AE hates H.264, it's just not
Re: In Search Of ... A Better H.264 to ProRes Workflow
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Yeah, it's not perfect yet but it works. Prelude as far as I know was a ground up application for CS6 and I applaud Adobe for getting it out there. In many ways, most ways, Prelude accomplishes what a
Premier Pro Debug Event
by Daniel Neutzsky-Wulff 6 years ago
For some reason this error keeps occuring and it hasn't been an issue up until now. Sometimes when I do an overwrite or insert edit using shortcut keys F9 and F10 I get this error and the application
Re: Premier Pro Debug Event
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Not sure what this could be but I'm curious if the same thing happens if you map the overwire insert functions to different keys Is the problem an issue with the overwrite insert actions or the F9 F10
Gamma shift with QT files
by Ronaldo German 6 years ago
Hi I need a real solution for the problem (supposedly) known by gamma shift (darker and contrasty images, crusher blacks) that Premiere Pro 5.5 and now 6 present with Quick Time files. How you guys ar
Re: Gamma shift with QT files
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
I also have been using cineform on the Mac for the last year with Premiere Pro and have had no issues with it. The performance boosts that it gives too are really excellent over H.264 acquisition code
Whats a white seamless background technique for this?
by Jonas Radahl 7 years ago
IM doing a small web series for an upcoming yoga app we are are doing. I showed up to a studio with a much smaller white backdrop than promised and I cant do the shoot again me and my working partner
Re: Whats a white seamless background technique for this?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Glad to help! Hope it goes well! Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D 2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM AJA IoXT Adobe Production Premium CS6, Avid Symphony 6, Final Cut Pro Studio 3 The College
Need a simple component video card for Premiere cs5/6
by Sahid Ibn Hossain 7 years ago
Hi guys, I need your help. I need a simple, stable component HD video input output monitor card for Premiere cs5 6 (PC Ci7 3930k). Like Black magic Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 Intensity Pro or Matro
Re: Need a simple component video card for Premiere cs5/6
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
What kind of computer are you working Are you on a laptop or a desktop I've had the MXO2 mini and was very disappointed in driver support. There is some cool tech in there, but it just didn't "work" t
AJA io/xt Premiere Pro broadcast monitor need
by Randy Durham 7 years ago
I have Premiere Pro CS6 on a 17" MacBook Pro along with an AJA io xt interface. I don't do a lot of commercial spot work so I haven't needed a broadcast monitor per say for color correction till now.
Re: AJA io/xt Premiere Pro broadcast monitor need
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Hi Steve, been meaning to ask you this the last couple of days and pardon my ignorance, but what would be the specific advantage of having SDI on the monitor Are the signals between the two out of the
Mountain Lion Stability
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
So I will be waiting to upgrade to Mountain Lion until AJA confirms compatibility and Adobe and Avid fix whatever issues might pop up, but as an OS, what do we expect the stability to be like Lion had
Re: Update Part 2: I am impatient
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
Meow.
Resolve and new MacBook Pro Nvidea 650m
by Christopher Adams 7 years ago
With 2 thunderbolt ports I assume 1 for high speed raid array and the other or a bmd hdsi box. Could get interesting. Thoughts
Re: solve and new MacBook Pro Nvidea 650m
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
What about Resolve on the Retina display and how it will pixel double any application that does not have built in support for Retina Resolution Will this degrade the resolve interface And keeping at t
The Storm
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
Let's do it. http: www.engadget.com 2012 06 11 apple-wwdc-2012-liveblog
Re: The Storm
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Just got off the phone with Apple. Spoke to a Mac Pro sales rep and got the scoop... The processors are updated to the current Intel Xeon processors but the website has not reflected the change yet. I
The calm before the storm
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
I just want to say, good luck everyone, we're all counting on you. http: www.youtube.com watch v=v46plhmxXU4
Re: The calm before the storm
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
I might need to disable email responses for whatever threads I post on tomorrow. I feel like they just won't stop and quite frankly, I'm a little afraid. Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D 2011 Macbook Pro 17
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Cinema Camera stupid questions
by Bob Zelin 7 years ago
Hi - in the Blackmagic "beauty shots" for the camera on the website - could you please tell me - who makes the viewfinder hood what sachler tripod is this what is the follow focus handle who makes the
Re: Cinema Camera stupid questions
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Happy to help! Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D 2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 8GB RAM AJA IoXT Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Final Cut Pro Studio 3, Avid Media Composer 3.5.4 The College of William a
AbelCine FOV Comparator updated w. BmD Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 7 years ago
FYI: http: www.abelcine.com fov --- http: www.peterdv.com
Re: AbelCine FOV Comparator updated w. BmD Cinema Camera
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Excellent find! As someone who was looking into an AF100 and even a hacked GH2, this makes me feel great about the BMCC! At least compared to the m43 offerings, the sensor difference really is negligi
Thinking About Building a Cinema Camera Rig
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
So I will probably be placing my pre-order for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from B&H within the next couple days and I am trying to think what would be the best way to spec it out with accessories to
Re: Thinking About Building a Cinema Camera Rig
by olof ekbergh 7 years ago
I will definitely be building a rig for this really innovative camera. Initially I will be using my NanoFlash to convert to hdmi and I have both the SmallHD and Zakuto EVF. I will also incorporate IDX
Cinema Camera Pre-Orders
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Any idea when the Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be available for pre-order at B&H I called and asked and they had no idea. Definitely planning on making a pre-order! Congratulations to BMD for putting
Re: Cinema Camera Pre-Orders
by Ronn Kilby 7 years ago
Now. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 855879-REG Blackmagic_Design_BMD_CINECAM26KEF_Cinema_Camera.html
Internal Constraints Greyed Out in Repousse
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
So I am trying to get a graphic done today, and I am having serious issues with the 3D functions in CS5. I need to punch a hole through a few 3D cylinders to make a sort of 3D film reel, and while I'v
Todays FCP X announcement
by Craig Meadows 7 years ago
In addition to MultiCam editing the bigger news for our shop is that it seems we may soon see drivers for broadcast monitoring via 3rd party products, i.e.; AJA, BMD, Matrox, etc. Anyone have more inf
Re: Todays FCP X announcement
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
Oliver, I actually switched to Adobe in September and have been using Audition since then and I agree with you that it is excellent. What I was referring to was exactly the music capabilities of Pro T
AJA io XT with Thunderbolt (For Jeremy!)
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
http: www.aja.com news index_article.php id=165 Look closely at the graphic! Steve Connor "FCPX Agitator" Adrenalin Television
Re: AJA io XT with Thunderbolt (For Jeremy!)
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 7 years ago
I agree. It does make you wonder. But I too would assume this to be part of unifying the AJA drivers. Making things easier with drivers is always welcome. There's been a lot of talk lately on these fo
Unable to Play a QT File on New Macs
by Thomas Hughes 8 years ago
Here's a post I put up a week ago. I got great help from the community and solved my problem but now have another issue. Post From a Week Ago: I just finished cutting a program for a client on FC. It'
Re: Unable to Play a QT File on New Macs
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 8 years ago
Does your client only have QuickTime X on his new Mac If he bought it with Lion, than that would be the case. He may not have the pro codecs supported. You on the other hand would be playing out of Qu
Installing FCPS3 on Lion Workaround - Has Anyone Tried This?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 8 years ago
So I just got a new 17" MacBook Pro and I really would love to be able to install my FCP Studio. While digging around I came a across a supposed workaround where you can use a Snow Leopard install dis
Re: Installing FCPS3 on Lion -> Apple's installation guide
by Richard van Harderwijk 8 years ago
I am waiting on my new MacBook Pro with Lion (and Thunderbolt promise raid, and Matrox thunderbolt converter, happy happy :-) I called Apple (Netherlands) for their official point of view installation
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