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Mike Caruana

Member Since:
January 5th 2011
19 Posts
XF105 Compact Flash
by Mike Caruana 5 years ago
At the time this camera was available (and still, according to Canon's Knowledgebase) maximum confirmed working card is San Disk 128G Extreme Pro. I am about to order and would like 256G cards, or bet
Re: XF105 Compact Flash
by Mike Caruana 4 years ago
SanDisk 256G cards work. I called B&H to check before ordering and was told to update the firmware on the camera first. I love the camera. The codec is excellent. I find myself using the internal code
FloLight CycLight: experience / opinion ?
by Michael Hurwicz 7 years ago
Wondering if anyone has any experience with or opinion on the FloLight CycLight. It's an LED lighting fixture designed for greenscreen lighting where space limitations don't allow you to position the
Re: FloLight CycLight: experience / opinion ?
by Mike Caruana 5 years ago
Forgot I was even on the waitlist for this (been using a pair of Ghetto Flos). Got a call a few weeks ago, ordered it, and it's now setup. Here are my impressions, without playing around too much: Fir
Installing Black Magic Desktop Kills Premiere Pro Sound
by Mike Caruana 6 years ago
Premiere Pro CS5.5 was working just fine. I have an Intensity Pro Card and immediately after installing the software for it, Premiere Pro will not output sound at all. If I play the same avi file in w
Re: Installing Black Magic Desktop Kills Premiere Pro Sound
by Mike Caruana 6 years ago
Solved. An hour on the phone with BM tech support, they were unable to resolve it, but I finally figured it out. Here's the solution if anyone else comes across this: The BM presets force you to use t
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4', 2' and 4 Bank or 2 Bank for small room green screen setup
by Mike Caruana 6 years ago
Looking at options from coollights.biz, flolight, and kino flo. The studio is small -- 10' wide x 16' deep (I know, not ideal for green screen, but it's what I have to work with until I can get a bigg
Re: 4', 2' and 4 Bank or 2 Bank for small room green screen setup
by John Fishback 6 years ago
Also checkout ALZO Quad PAN-L-LITEs. We typically use one 2-foot unit from each side of a small green screen. You can supplement that with a middle unit on the ground. We can get a good flat line on t
Which mount & lenses?
by Mike Caruana 6 years ago
I'm still deciding between the Canon XF105 and BMCC for an upcoming project which will be a mix of green screen work and street interviews. The 4:4:4 Raw footage (for easier keying) is what's attracti
Re: Which mount & lenses?
by John Fishback 6 years ago
The new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM zoom looks interesting. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz, 16 GB RAM, OS 10.7.4, QT10.1, Kona 3, Dual Cinema 23, ATI Radeon HD 5870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R38
Should I still get the XF105?
by Mike Caruana 6 years ago
Almost two years ago I was considering an XF105 but did not pull the trigger since the projects I wanted to do were delayed that long. Now I'm about to start and wondering if it's still the right came
accessories
by Craig Alan 6 years ago
Thanks Al, Trying to put package together. I see different lenses at different price point for each of these mm ranges. Is this the right 24-105 This comes as part of a kit some of which is ok stuff a
What DSLR camera & glass should I buy?
by Mike Caruana 7 years ago
Like everyone, I'm looking for the holy grail in balance between video & stills. For stills, it's mainly going to be product shots with proper lighting (for web and catalog) and recreational use. For
Re: What DSLR camera & glass should I buy?
by Mike Caruana 7 years ago
Ralph & Sareesh: The 5D Mark III is a non-contender at this time. It can't do a clean 4:2:2 HDMI out. According to Canon, it will be available in April and Magic Lantern's current solution places bars
Intensity Pro -- No Premiere Pro Presets
by Mike Caruana 7 years ago
I had this working on a Q6600 box and recently built an X79 box with an Asus Mobo and 3930K cpu, moved the card to the new box, downloaded Windows Desktop Video from the Black Magic site and installed
Re: Intensity Pro -- No Premiere Pro Presets
by Mike Caruana 7 years ago
I tried reinstalling, that didn't work. Then I tried reinstalling from the original disk, then uninstalling then reinstalling from the new drivers again and it finally worked. Thanks
Best Software setup for CS5
by Mike Caruana 8 years ago
I just built an X79 box, 3930K, Rampage IV Extreme. The MOBO has: 2 ASMedia ports, 1 being using for an optical drive 2 Sata 6GBS Ports, 1 has the OS Programs on an SSD, the other has my 3TB data driv
Using Canon HF100 with Blackmagic Intensity Pro
by Jabari Osaze 9 years ago
Greetings: I am trying to use my Canon HF100 with a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card to stream to Ustream. Is anyone out there using this configuration While the Producer (regular and pro) recogi
Re: Using Canon HF100 with Blackmagic Intensity Pro
by Mike Caruana 9 years ago
What output are you using on the camera You can't use USB. There's no live output. It either has to be HDMI or HD-SDI. Based on the issues I'm having with my Vixia, try setting the capture input to 10
Vixia HF21 & Blackmagic Settings (Confused)
by Mike Caruana 9 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to capture 30p, but it seems that no matter what frame rate I set the camera to (choices are 24p, 30p, and 60i) the only blackmagic capture setting works is HD 1080 59.94i. I am confuse
EX1R / Nano Questions before I buy
by Mike Caruana 9 years ago
I've been researching cameras to death lately and have almost decided on the EX1R, but wondering if I need nanoflash right away. Most of my work will be shooting in front of a green screen, and since
Re: EX1R / Nano Questions before I buy
by Mike Caruana 9 years ago
Thanks for all the great responses. I am definitely sold on the EX1R but may wait a week to see what happens with prices (although I doubt it will drop being a pro model). In the last two days, B&H ha
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