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Sony PXW-Z280?
by Michael Slowe 5 months ago
There is only sketch information concerning this new Sony camera. It seems more expensive than the Z150 but has a better lens and the aperture does not 'ramp' as the focal length is extended. Does any
Re: Sony PXW-Z280?
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
No experience with it but it would seem to be the closest "natural" upgrade to the venerable EX-1.
Sony FS7
by Olivier Prudhomme 6 months ago
Is this actually a good place for topics on this specific camera Los Angeles - TV Promo Editor - FCP - AVID
Re: Sony FS7
by Michael Slowe 6 months ago
Yes. Michael Slowe
M100 suite V2.1.7 on macOS Mojave – 10.14.
by Steve Turnbull 9 months ago
Hello people. Anyone tried M100 suite V2.1.7 on macOS Mojave 10.14. I still use M100 for quite a few projects, however find myself using other S W most of the time now. Makes me sad. I understand no o
Re: M100 suite V2.1.7 on macOS Mojave – 10.14.
by Michael Slowe 7 months ago
I'm staying with the older OS and Media 100, version 1.1.7 (I think). Why change, everything works, I can edit, grade, use Boris Red, re conform, adjust aspect ratio etc etc, what more do I need Is th
"old" Media100HD better than the newest version ?
by Jorge Sinclair 4 years ago
Hi, we are an old cinema school in France and the one and only having always used Media100 instead of FCP or Avid. The fact is that, apart from several Media100i systems, we have the chance to own an
Re: "old" Media100HD better than the newest version ?
by Michael Slowe 11 months ago
Thanks Marcus. It seems that I have to stick now with my Media 100 version 1.7.1 which, to be honest, does all I want. I also use BitVice to encode my DVDs as it has a wonderful 'downscale' HD to SD a
Sony PXW-Z280 - Grainy picture
by Paul Seidel 11 months ago
Not sure if anyone in here has a PXW-Z280, but i'm battling trying to get clean pictures. There's so much grain in the pictures - especially faces - there's no softening at all. I rarely use gain, use
Re: Sony PXW-Z280 - Grainy picture
by Michael Slowe 11 months ago
With all these Sony cameras there is one man who can tell you anything you want to know, that man is Doug Jensen (company name escapes my old brain just now!). He does the workshops for all the camera
Media 100 export for color grading
by Joseph Stillman 1 year ago
I have a feature doc (95 mins) which is now ready for color grading from an outside professional grader. They have asked me if I have the ability to disable the text layer and export a textless versio
Re: Media 100 export for color grading
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
Great Tutorial Andrew! I agree with all your suggestions, it would be nice to hear how Joseph got on with it. Michael Slowe
EX1 vs EX3
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
I have a client looking to shoot interviews at a conference. They requested a Sony EX320. Kinds hard to find that camera for rental. I do have an EX1. They asked for an EX3. To me these are the same c
Re: EX1 vs EX3
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
Tell me, why the Z90 rather than the Z150 I know the Z90 is more recent, with a better screen and auto focus, but the big drawback for me is the absence of an iris ring on the lens barrel. I'm so used
EX-1 Replacement
by Keith Henderson 1 year ago
Hello All, My trusty Sony EX-1 that has served me so well since 2009 is in need of replacement. It has developed some issues, and I am seeing the need to upgrade, especially with 4K and higher resolut
Re: EX-1 Replacement
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
There you have it then, Z90 probably better than the Z150, although it's a bit late for me. I do prefer having proper rings on the lens for focus, zoom and aperture though, how does the Z90 operate wi
XD CAM Transfer tool quit working with FCPX...Why the face?
by eric Thompson 2 years ago
Anyone have the slightest idea if there is an updated xdcam transfer tool that'll work with Sierra and FCPX ver: 10.4 Thanks!!!
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Re: XD CAM Transfer tool quit working with FCPX...Why the face?
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
I got fed up with the Sony transfer software, I now use EditReady, it's brilliant, seems to handle anything. The one problem is that currently you can't select ins and outs from a clip, have to conver
Sony PXW -Z150 Issues??
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
Having now shot a documentary on this camera and about to embark on another, I would like to share with other users of this camera some thoughts. I do realise that most professionals will prefer to sh
Re: Sony PXW -Z150 Issues??
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
Mark, all manual of course, as usual. Sometimes, if I have to track something I go to auto focus but nothing else. Do you use this camera Michael Slowe
Media 100 2.1.8 Crash
by Matt Dugas 2 years ago
I am running macOS Sierra, 10.12.6, and Media 100 version 2.1.8. When trying to start Media 100, the splash screen displays but the progress bar never get to the end, then the splash screen goes away.
Re: Media 100 2.1.8 Crash
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
Would it not be better just to stay on 2.1.7 rather than the latest version What is the advantage in upgrading, is there a feature in 2.1.8 that's important I envisage staying exactly where I am now r
media 100 ProRes 422 (hq)
by alon blumberg 2 years ago
HI I INSTALLED LETELY OS10.11.3 AND MEDIA 100 2.1.8 WHEN I EXPORT THE MOVIE IN ProRes 422 (hq) THE COMPUTER DOESN'T RECOGNIZE THE CODEX ALON
Re: media 100 ProRes 422 (hq)
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
Alon, when exporting a file you should be able to find a long list of codecs to choose from. In the Export window click on Settings to find the list. Apple ProRes422 HQ is on the list. I don't have th
Media100 to cut a bunch of footage
by Tim Johnson 2 years ago
Hi all, I recently came into the possession of 6 to 8 terabytes of SD ProRes 422 (HQ) digitized footage of television recordings. The media format is overkill for the source material, and I want to cu
Re: Media100 to cut a bunch of footage
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
I agree with Andrew, the initial indication of likely time for an operation very often turns out to be ridiculously pessimistic. Give it 15 minutes or so and then see what time is indicated. Michael S
Toolbar button not showing
by Marcus Warren 3 years ago
I downloaded 2.1.7 a few days ago (upgrading from 2.1.6) for my El Capitan equipped iMac and the Toolbar buttons are not showing on any of the windows (bin, timeline, monitor). How do I get them back
Re: Toolbar button not showing
by Michael Slowe 3 years ago
My goodness, the "enemy" posting to our site! Michael Slowe
no ProRes UHD?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I was hoping to use Catalyst Browse to transcode from XAVC-I 3840x2160 to ProRes UHD. The highest option I'm seeing is ProRes HQ 2048x1080. What am I missing Thanks. Bob C
Re: no ProRes UHD?
by Michael Slowe 3 years ago
Bob, use the wonderful EditReady by Convergent Design, I've just got it and tested it. Fantastic, quick and simple, for me, far preferable to Catalyst Browse. $49, but that shouldn't break the bank. M
INNOBITS BITVICE mpeg-2 encoder
by Jonas Römmig 3 years ago
Hello! I m working on the encoding of a documentary that i shot last year. While researching for an alternative to compressor i read about the bitvice mpeg-2 encoder by innobits. I downloaded the free
Re: INNOBITS BITVICE mpeg-2 encoder
by Michael Slowe 3 years ago
Jonas, I have tried telephoning the owner of Innobits but am getting no reply, I will try again. Meanwhile, have you tried buying whatever version is available from the Innobits site Michael Slowe
Can't Disk Image to DVD with Toast 14
by Phil Snyder 4 years ago
Just installed Toast 14. I tried to burn a disk image to a DVD. It began to "Write Lead In", then stalled. I got a message stating "This may take a long time. Please make sure your Mac does not go to
Re: Can't Disk Image to DVD with Toast 14
by Michael Slowe 3 years ago
I can burn a Blu-Ray on my Toast 11, I drag in my ProRes HD .mov file and Toast encodes and burns to a connected external BD player burner. I don't need to 'author', I keep reading that word, who's au
Best Pro DVD Authoring Software Nowadays?
by Jc Todd 5 years ago
Hello CC community! My company is looking to create DVDs for a large curriculum we've created. I'm looking for the best DVD authoring software available today. We edit on FCP X. We'll compress using e
Re: Best Pro DVD Authoring Software Nowadays?
by Michael Slowe 4 years ago
Danny, I fear that BitVice may not still be available but why not telephone the guy in Sweden that developed it with Innobits His name is Roger Andersson and I have two numbers 004 660 667 060 and 004
FIRST-TIME HD/DVD recording
by Dunwoody Lampton 5 years ago
(Apologize if repetitive.) With ancient PowerMac G5 and F.C.E. HD 3.5.1, for the first time, I must burn a High Definition DVD from a brief project shot on MiniDV tape in HDV (Sony HVR-HD1000u). Bundl
Re: FIRST-TIME HD/DVD recording
by Michael Slowe 5 years ago
I do what you want to do all the time. Firstly I import into my edit system what ever it is you want to put on to DVD (for standard def, as has been explained, you need Blu-Ray for HD). I make a progr
Which DVD Authoring software to use on Mac ???
by Keith Gray 5 years ago
Hi CC community, I work on a Mac and have to author a set of dvds's quite soon. I was using DVD studio pro a few years back but haven't authored a dvd since so want to use the software thats best and
Re: Which DVD Authoring software to use on Mac ???
by Michael Slowe 5 years ago
In my opinion the best encoder for DVD is BitVice and I've used it on a MacPro for some years, getting very good quality DVD's from both SD and HD material. The BitVice downscale from HD to SD is part
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HD production- in retrospect
by Kevin Ryan 9 years ago
I just wanted to pose this question to video production people in the corporate world. Was switching to hd for acquisition, editing and output worth it I work for a local government media department.
Re: HD production- in retrospect
by Michael Slowe 9 years ago
No contest in my humble opinion. Got to go HD. I still output to SD DVD's but the resultant downscaled picture is still better than my stuff of five years ago shot DVCAM on a DSR 300. As someone else
AJA Splitter for De Embedded Audio
by Michael Slowe 12 years ago
I don't know whether this is the right forum but I wanted to know whether anyone has experience of de embedding audio with the AJA 'splitter'. I have to do this in getting media from the new Sony XDCA
Re: AJA Splitter for De Embedded Audio
by john ladle 12 years ago
the HD10AM is 8-Channel AES embedder disembedder and comes with breakout cables for balanced AES - XLR connectors. the HD10AMA is 4-Channel Analog embedder disembedder and comes with 4-Channel Balance
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