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I'm an Editor, Director & Visual Effects Artist.

In the business for approx. 18 years.

Now own my very own company,

BLACK ICE STUDIOS
Member Since:
January 1st 1970
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Barndoor Size
by Nigel Thompson 5 years ago
Hi Guys : i bought a pair of used DN LABS 2.5K HMI's they work great but came without barndoors. Will these work http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 575661-REG Arri_552210_Four_Leaf_Barndoor_Set.html
Re: Barndoor Size
by Dennis Size 5 years ago
The chances are extremely good those ARRI barndoors will not work. You need to measure your accessory frame holder distance and find another fixture that is an exact match. You should never assume the
BMCC & Paralinx Crossbow
by Nigel Thompson 5 years ago
Has anyone used or have been using A black Magic Cinema Camera with A paralinx cross bow How does it operate and does it operate at all can i run an HDMI cable directly from the crossbow to a monitor
Re: BMCC & Paralinx Crossbow
by Nigel Thompson 5 years ago
thats interesting i was told the BMD mini converters dont work on the BMCC. Oh well High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Adobe Media encoder not seeing Quicktime
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
i have media encoder CS6 installed on Mavericks ........ in trying to transcode media to Prores. Encoder does not seem to be able to make quicktime a preset. I tried everything including importing a p
FCP X output via Kona LHi
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Recently started using FCP X 10.1 and installed new firmware for my LHi on Mavericks. Im getting output via the LHi just fine ....(HDMI) except during playback the resolution drops to a preview resolu
Re: FCP X output via Kona LHi
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Thanks VERY much Jeremy ...... that did he trick High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Relinking to Original Files
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Had to move a project Events to a new system to finish but the original edit used transcoded media to edit .... how can i relink the event clips back to the original files Nothing i try is working thu
Re: Relinking to Original Files
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
*They High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Switching boards recommendations needed
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Hi all: I'm a long time Aja user who is switching because I need monitoring in daVinci But I also use smoke, avid and FCPX ...... I'm on a macro .... Not the new beast obviously, I need Hdmi out but t
Re: Switching boards recommendations needed
by EricBowen 6 years ago
What about the Intensity Pro Eric-ADK Tech Manager support@adkvideoediting.com
2/3" lenses and BMD camera
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Dudes. Does anyone know if a 2 3" B4 Lense will cover the sensor in these cameras Or can I save some cash and get a 1 2 in Lens Thanks in advance. Oh I'm looking at a fotodiox MFT to B4 adapter and fu
Re: 2/3" lenses and BMD camera
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Thank a mil Marco ...... Been investigating this and this setup makes a whole lot of sense. The BMD camera is more versatile than ppl think High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.
Slo Mo with BMD
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Hey guys: In your experience what is the best way to get proper smooth looking slo mo in post with prores footage from these cameras ...... Of course starting with 30P will be great ...... How does AE
Re: Slo Mo with BMD
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
Twixtor is supposed to be very good. I haven't experimented with these myself though I think that would be the first thing that you would need to try. Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc. Blackmagi
Timecode out of BMD 2k
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Does anyone or has anyone figured out a way to get timecode out of these cameras Is there a splitter that can be used to extract it from the SDI output or anything like that Need timecode out for clap
SDI Output and recording format
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
The BMD 2.5 K cinema camera can record in 23.98p. is this PsF or just p As well what comes out of the SDI output Is that p or PsF asking because of my monitoring options because im going to purchase t
Re: SDI Output and recording format
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Thanks for the help guys. Getting a paralinx crossbow and arrow for the setup as well hence the question High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Lhi Sync
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
VERY ANNOYING !!!! Im editing a music video so i need sync for lip movement. one minute everything is in sync and the next its a few frames off . even if i just move the now line down the timeline it
Re: Lhi Sync
by Nigel Thompson 6 years ago
Yup : im switching to MC7 when its released FCP7 has gotten quite clunky in is old age. the RAM problems are much more of an issue these days for me as well. Thanks for the help all the same High End,
Camera Recommendations ....... small form Camera
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hi everyone : So Many cameras out there my head id spinning. Im in the market for a small form camera with proper 1080p 422 out that can use PL lenses with an adapter for short form DOC Interviews. Wi
Re: Camera Recommendations ....... small form Camera
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
2000 holy smokes !!!! i would buy it immediately High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Upgradability
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey all: The Alexa is now #1 in my books when it comes to quite a few things. Wanted to ask for some knowledge on the upgradability of the camera. sensor wise . I'm sure Arri are already hard at work
Re: Upgradability
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Well said fred: Exactly what we have been discussing internally. We have been shooting with RED for a while but are breaking into new markets, markets that are asking for the Alexa. We have even done
The shift to CMOS
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
I need someone to school me here. For the past .... oh .... 4-5 years there has been a significant shift to CMOS ..... Give me the list of reasons for this please someone. I know some already ... powe
Re: The shift to CMOS
by Angelo Lorenzo 7 years ago
http: www.teledynedalsa.com imaging knowledge-center appnotes ccd-vs-cmos may be an enlightening read for you. Dalsa's founder actually helped develop both technologies and this is a very in-depth art
GH2 Rolling shutter
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
hey guys i have an upcoming shoot that will be using lots and lots of strobe lighting. I Love my GH2 but im not sure it can handle all that flashing about because of the rolling shutter issues all the
GH2 with Dtap strangeness
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey guys : i have a GH2 , hacked .... driftwood 176Mb Recently bought an IDX P-V212 v-mount adapter, coupler for the GH2 etc hooked it up with my Marshall Monitor etc and it all works fine. But i noti
Re: GH2 with Dtap strangeness
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey guys ... there was a short in one of the connections, problem solved all is normal now thanks much High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
GH3 !!!!!! who is geting one ?
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
So its here, i,m definitely getting one for a couple new projects i have in the pipelines. Specs are great and so is the price. this and a PIX220 240 will be GREAT.... http: www.eoshd.com content 9011
Re: GH3 !!!!!! who is geting one ?
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Yup body only: ive got some Optar Illumina Primes in my hand, that i use with The Letus m4 3 to PL adapter on my GH2. Gonna get me this 16x9 adapter for better lens support http: www.bhphotovideo.com
NAS issue
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hi guys : I've had a SEAGATE NAS 220 for a couple years and i love it ... we recently had to move studio ... the unit did not want to start after the move, so i yanked out the drives but of course the
Re: NAS issue
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Thanks John. i figured as much.... just bought another Seagate NAS exactly like the old one so i guess ill stick the drive in a USB enclosure and attach it and that should work Thanks again John High
Annoying donuts
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey guys: I've got a Micro Matte box which is pretty great but those freakin screwy donuts annoy my a$$ to no end. Been using Optar illumina lenses, really nice glass that I think is overlooked by man
Re: Annoying donuts
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey Todd: sorry for being so vague... i think that should explain why they are so annoying lol. Yes its the Micro Matte box from REDrock Micro. The Donuts come in 4 sizes and 4 sizes only. They are ma
Setup proposal
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Ok so as far as i know both resolve and Scratch sends video through the DVI port .... right so it is possible to buy a DVI extender from BMD stick it onto my Quadro 4000 and run the SDI to my broadcas
Re: Setup proposal
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
ohh dude : i said say yes !!! sigh ok so its decklink 3D and ultrastudio 3D only correct High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
GH2 & Letus PL mount adapter
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey just started using this combo and absolutely loving those images coming off those Optar illumina lenses. The letus adapter while VERY tough , seems to shim around a bit in the MFT mount while lock
Hacked GH2 recording issue
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Hey guys : So i hacked my GH2 with Driftwoods' 176Mbit hack and the images are lovely. i use the Sandisk 32GB SDHC card that runs at 95MB sec. As far as i know there are no recording limits on the cam
Re: Hacked GH2 recording issue
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
NOPE not at all .... It just stopped recording and i just started recording again no error message or anything High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Sonnet Mac Mini system
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
ok so im trolling around looking to build a portable grading system .... need 16X PCIe etc and i stumble upon this: http: www.sonnettech.com product xmacminiserver.html now as far as i know Tbolt righ
Re: Sonnet Mac Mini system
by Mathieu Marano 7 years ago
THe thing is that for now, Thunderbolt expansion chassis don't work with graphics cards. Resolve has very specific GFX card requirements. Until somebody solves this problem or Apple allows Thunderbolt
BMD cinema Camera Lens mount options
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Ok BMD guys : will this mount adapter work on the Camera mount http: kcwtechnica.com shop pl-mount-to-canon-eos-7d-5d-mark-ii-adapter-v2a http: vimeo.com 12603788 ive got some PL's at my disposal and
Thunderbolt port on BMD Cinema Camera
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
Does the thunderbolt port on the camera support video output or is the port just for data transfer ie. files from SSD to Raid storage for editing or whatever Nigel High End, Production & Post Producti
Re: Thunderbolt port on BMD Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 7 years ago
It appears that at least initially the TB port on the BmCC is intended for use with a TB-equipped computer running the included UltraScope software. If BmD implements them the BmCC's TB port may have
BMD Cinema Camera!
by Paolo Castellano 7 years ago
Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing
Re: BMD Cinema Camera!
by Nigel Thompson 7 years ago
I also just found out the the ISO ASA in the camera are just in three steps: 400, 800(native) and 1600 no steps in between, so its the sensor size and ISO steps no biggy High End, Production & Post Pr
NLE poll "What decision have you made about FCP?"
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
NLE poll "What decision have you made about FCP " Entirely unscientific but interesting nonetheless. http: polldaddy.com poll 5915334
Re: NLE poll "What decision have you made about FCP?"
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Yup wont be surprised at that at all. Maybe some new type of modular programming using the mixer module from logic or something. saving time and money and HD space as well High End, Production & Post
Pix 240 Recording
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Hi guys : I hope someone form Sound devices will see this ... Will the PIX 240 do Variable frame rates anytime soon or at all High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Re: Pix 240 Recording
by Paul Isaacs 8 years ago
Hi Can you describe how you want to use variable frame rates. Thanks Paul Isaacs Technical Development Manager Sound Devices
News: Nikon releases new DSLR camera, the Nikon D4
by Cow News Droid 8 years ago
The next-generation flagship Nikon digital-SLR camera with the ultimate in versatility and functionality (TOKYO, JAPAN--January 7, 2012) Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nik
Re: News: Nikon releases new DSLR camera, the Nikon D4
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Well considering it gives clean HDMI out for recording unconpressed video, i think its going to be a serious work horse. I still weigh the GH2 and the best video DSLR out of all right now tho. lets wa
Kona Lhi HDMI sync
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Hey guys... I know this may have bee discussed here before but i cant seem to find an appropriate thread.... Ive got an Lhi going SDI to my Panasonic LCD and HDMI going to my 42in LED .... the HDMI is
Panasonic LH1700WP Monitor
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Hey guys sorry for double posting about a Panasonic monitor here but i didn't know where else to post it. Had to borrow a friends 1700WP LCD the other day and after using it for a few days i saw a 1 p
Re: Panasonic LH1700WP Monitor
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
No Answers i guess High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
New Avid MC Interface Revealed
by Fliques Osman 8 years ago
Avid is showing off their new interface to their upcoming Media Composer. Also added is 64 bit support, new DNxHD codec, ability to work in higher resoultion then 4k, and support for AJA, Blackmagic,
Re: New Avid MC Interface Revealed
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
thanks .... consider it considered High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Resolve and Kona
by Stuart Smith 8 years ago
First off, I'm cross posting this to Kona and DaVinci forums in the hope that it may get things moving. I know this subject has been beaten to death before, but I'm hopeful one of the company represen
Re: solve and Kona
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Ok ! When I read the info it said primary grading so I thought it would not have secondaries and shapes etc. Dude ! You are nuts no way I was leaving my wife. Just make sure you have somewhere to slee
MC6 Upgrade Price?
by Forrest Burger 8 years ago
OK, so I just downloaded the Media Composer 30 day free trial and will begin to start learning it this weekend. As a FCP user I'll qualify for the $995 cross grade if I choose to add MC to my toolset.
Re: MC6 Upgrade Price?
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
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DaVinci & Output
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Hey Guys ... Was wondering, Does DaVinci does output via the GPU card similar to Scratch And if so will it still recognize additional cards in your machine Thanks in advance. Sorry for re-posting, pos
Re: DaVinci & Output
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Ok thanks guys for all your help right now this will mean ill either have to bu a new machine or buy a PCIe extender, which i don't like at this present time, space constraints ..... u gotta love this
FCPx thoughts...
by Sean Davison 8 years ago
I've had a chance to have a play and there are loads of things that need sorting out with this software but here's a thought.... Is it just possible that Apple are putting FCP out there as a basic cor
Re: FCPx thoughts...
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
could not agree with you more Tangier High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
3rd party support review
by Stuart Smith 8 years ago
We're looking for a solution to running Resolve on a number of systems that have Kona cards. Replacing those cards isn't an option. Has anyone had any experience with these products http: www.cubixgpu
Re: 3rd party support review
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Nope : doesn't seem practical to me. spend another grand when i already have an output device well guess ill just wait and see what BMD does.... Just like with FCPX, ill wait till the end of the year
Future of the Mac Pro platform
by Patrick Murphy 8 years ago
I think it might be worth while to suggest a few realities about Mac Pro's. Here's my view of the realities of their status. 1. For what they are, they're monstrously overpriced. My estimate is 2x. Bu
Re: Future of the Mac Pro platform
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
I've been hearing PC guys say this for years ..... It's too expensive, no this no that blah blah it's not expensive by any means. If you went with equivalent spec Dell or HP it's be the same or even l
Hey, look - they made it for this guy!!!!!!
by Simon Ubsdell 8 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=4XhhopSBX5c&feature=related ... and he lurves it. Just watch him drive that baby! Nice bedroom, man! ;-) Simon Ubsdell Director Editor Writer www.tokyo-uk.com
Re: Hey, look - they made it for this guy!!!!!!
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
WOW !!! This is so sad ...... I used to come to the cow for intelligent discussion about professional video and film biz and one software release and every one is breathing fire acting nuts ....... We
Avid Artist Color and DaVinci 8
by David Austin 8 years ago
Might be a bit early, but has anyone had a go with Resolve with Avid Artist Color
Re: Avid Artist Color and DaVinci 8
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
cool thanks peter. My next question to BMD is will they support AJA products at all in resolve ... my kona LHi is a lovely piece of hardware and i truly hope BMD makes resolve an open piece of softwar
FCP7 smooth as butter
by James Mulryan 8 years ago
Has anyone made the switch to PP and missed the clean interface in FCP7 PP has more of a PC clunkiness. What a shame that FCP 7 will not be evolving into a "render free zone." James Mulryan Sunset Par
Re: FCP7 smooth as butter
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
WOW ! I have had PPro on my system since last year and yes i agree with the comment about the interface. I hate it so i never use it to edit. but i got it as an alternative and to use some of its feat
New Pegasus R6 and R4 on Apple Store
by Juan Morales 8 years ago
http: store.apple.com us product H5187VC A mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY But where are the new MacPro's to connect them to
Re: New Pegasus R6 and R4 on Apple Store
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Mac pro should be out soon: but id like to see mac minis with thunderbolt to use this as a network drive ..... via the promise san link ...........oh boy RED,DSLR, FCS and more, High End, Production &
Apple should've watched this video before developing FCPX
by Derek Andonian 8 years ago
This transition was handled beautifully. Hard to believe FCPX came from the same company...
Re: Apple should've watched this video before developing FCPX
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
this so called "roll out" is a debacle of epic proportions. whats saving apples stock right now is that its not a widely used app or piece of hardware. Should it have been a new "screwed up" ipod, the
Buying Scopes
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Hi guys im in the market for a proper set of scopes. Been looking at the marshall 17in http: www.lcdracks.com racks DLW are there any others you guys can reccommend RED,DSLR, FCS and more, High End, P
Thunderbolt
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
OK: So im waiting for the new Thunderbolt drives to be released and wondering who the heck will be selling Thunderbolt switches (if needed) so i can make this thing into a Tbolt SAN. Is the technology
Re: Thunderbolt
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
http: www.promise.com storage raid_series.aspx region=en-US&m=1054&sub_m=sub_m_8&rsn1=40&rsn3=49 OK !!!!!! So i think this means i can buy me a Fc switch and a couple TB raids and plug them into the s
Thunderbolt techology
by nitin kulkarni 9 years ago
hi will Thunderbolt technology will bring major changes in SAN storage scenario anybody using it in SAN setup regards nitin
Re: Thunderbolt techology
by Nigel Thompson 9 years ago
I Want a Tbolt SAN most of all but im sure ill have to wait for GEN 2 of thunderbolt for that. But my biggest question is this. Considering the the Apple display port thingy = a thunderbolt interface,
Thunderbolt & New Macs
by Nigel Thompson 9 years ago
Hey guys ! recently heard a recent podcast, The Terrence and Philip show, where the guys expressed their opinion that Mac Pros will be dead pretty soon because of the speed gains in processors and the
Re: Thunderbolt & New Macs
by Scott Sheriff 9 years ago
I think those in the business of disseminating information tend to sensationalize in order to be heard above the noise floor. They always paint a picture of either gloom and doom, or rainbows and unic
Arri Locaster LED Panel AC/DC
by Michael Capehart 9 years ago
I am looking at the Arri Locaster LED Panel AC DC Double Kit. Does anyone have any real world experience with these lights I have a two person, on-location, supermarket shoot that I need to light. Any
Re: Arri Locaster LED Panel AC/DC
by Nigel Thompson 9 years ago
Great to know Michael; Im gonna get a double kit myself soon as well. I prefered them to the litepanels especially because of price but after doing research found the performance is WAY better as well
5DtoRGB
by Nigel Thompson 9 years ago
Hey guys: Question about 5D to RGB which i just started using. i converted a few files to PRORES 422 and put the converted files on my raid and removed the H264's to another location. when i tried to
Re: 5DtoRGB
by Nigel Thompson 9 years ago
Can any one help here anyone experienced the same HVX200, RED ONE, FCS and more, High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
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