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XD CAM Transfer tool quit working with FCPX...Why the face?
by eric Thompson 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 months 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 3 months 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
shoulder-mount Sony FS7m2
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
There are quite a few shoulder mounts out there for the FS7 -- too many to try them all. So I'm wondering whether anyone has found a good way to shoulder-mount the FS7. I tried the Zacuto Pro Baseplat
Re: shoulder-mount Sony FS7m2
by Michael Slowe 3 months ago
Bob, I can't find that picture on Vimeo but looking at my files I think that it must be. You only see the frond bit, the curved piece just hooks over the shoulder. There is a quick release mechanism w
Does This Sounds Like a Fair Price to Repair?
by Ernie Munick 3 months ago
Hi, everyone. My Sony FXW-Z150 is in the shop for repair. The main issue is the focus ring, but they said the the lens needs replacing as well. Here is the estimate---before taking off a couple small
Re: Does This Sounds Like a Fair Price to Repair?
by Michael Slowe 3 months ago
I would never go anywhere for a job like this other than Sony themselves. Of course, living in the UK virtually any place is within sensible driving distance so we don't face your problems. What worri
Media 100 2.1.8 Crash
by Matt Dugas 6 months 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 3 months 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
SONY PXW X70- artifacts in bottom 3rd- and non-existent tech support!
by Debbie Elbin 5 months ago
After shooting in 1080 60i at 60fps (because of neon lighting overseas), I've found that the lower 1 3 shows green artifacts when downloading to hard drives. When playing back in camera, the footage l
Re: SONY PXW X70- artifacts in bottom 3rd- and non-existent tech support!
by Michael Slowe 4 months ago
Yes Debbie, you may be solving your immediate problem but, as has been pointed out by someone on this thread, the files from these Sony cameras should not be broken up. The complete file, maybe named
ex-3
by will primrose 6 months ago
I'm still using my ex-3 for a lot of stuff that I do. while I'm not really a camera op, I'm more into gear and lights, I still use it to shoot my own personal projects. is anyone else still using them
Re: ex-3
by Michael Slowe 5 months ago
I too sold my wonderful EX 1 because I thought that the more modern sensors were more flexible regarding poor light. I bought the PXW-Z150 and although it shoots 4K I still work in HD. I was right abo
ex-3 shallow depth of field quest
by barbara daly 7 months ago
I shoot a lot of interviews with an ex 3 and would like better results when I hope for shallow depth of field. a Fuji ACM-18 adapter came with the camera ( now nearly 10 years old ). Does anyone have
Re: ex-3 shallow depth of field quest
by Michael Slowe 7 months ago
Don, as a past user of the EX 1 I totally agree. In going to the Z150 with its 1" sensor I figured that I'd get a much shallower DOF. Not so I'm sorry to say! The problem is that as you increase the f
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Article: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Art of the Edit Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited Do you edit like a sculptor, or like a bricklayer It seems a simple enough question, but as longtime editor, post house owner, and
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Re: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Michael Slowe 8 months ago
Editing my own documentaries I also work in the timeline from the start but can't possibly place all the footage that I've shot on a timeline, a lot has been shot and it's not in any sensible sequence
media 100 ProRes 422 (hq)
by alon blumberg 9 months 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 9 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
My goodness, the "enemy" posting to our site! Michael Slowe
Any currently available I/O devices for Media 100?
by Robert L. Kopf 2 years ago
I want to set up a new Media 100 system. But looking at the Media 100 FAQ, under "Which third-party video I O hardware works with Media 100 " I see nothing that seems to be currently available from AJ
Re: Any currently available I/O devices for Media 100?
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
Hey Mitch, just as a matter of interest, why are you switching from your MacPro Tower I know that these are now getting old but I still have a 2009 model and, to keep it up to speed, have installed a
Rest in peace M100
by Steve Turnbull 1 year ago
Hiyas, I hadn't heard any news re whats happening with M100 Suite. So when I downloaded the latest version to try out on Sierra. I politely enquired to the outfit managing the downloads accounts. I th
Re: Rest in peace M100
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
That's good news in a way because Media 100 will be operational on new OS versions. Speaking personally, as an editor of documentaries, I'm very happy with Media 100 and what it offers. Obviously, if
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no ProRes UHD?
by Bob Cole 1 year 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 1 year 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
Grab file
by Holli Ried 1 year ago
in the old versions, when you grabbed a file you saw the outline of it in the timeline while grabbing. In the 217 version its gone. Pls add it again because it is very helpfull regards Daan
Re: Grab file
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
Just installed version 2.1.7 and no, I don't get the outline of a clip when dragging to a programme, just the hand icon, quite annoying. With the outline you can see the head of a clip and it is there
Best settings for export to Quicktime for DV and HDV Master file
by Ethan Becker 1 year ago
Hi everyone, The project I'm working on, is converting my DV and HDV tapes to digital for long time storage. I'm doing a raw digitize of the entire tape into M100, and then exporting to a master QT fi
Re: Best settings for export to Quicktime for DV and HDV Master file
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
Thanks Andrew, not unduly alarmed but I don't want any nasty surprises when I upgrade to Yosemite and possibly Media 100 Suite 2.1.7 (from 2.1.5). I'm now shooting Progressive so the de interlacing fa
INNOBITS BITVICE mpeg-2 encoder
by Jonas Römmig 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 7 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 10 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 10 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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