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Patrick Bronte

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March 19th 2006
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Whats is causing that noise? Some strange noise is destroying my video.
by Patrick Bronte 1 year ago
Hi I'm using a Canon C100mk2 with a AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone and a AT803 (AT803B) MINI CLIP-ON MICROPHONE. The problem I'm having is that the recordings have this digital ticking sou
Re: Whats is causing that noise? Some strange noise is destroying my video.
by Patrick Bronte 1 year ago
Thank you for replying to my post! The video appears in the original post as if it has been embedded Could you please have a look at it now Your input would be most appreciated!
Can anyone offer some advice about using a 85mm Prime with a C100mk2?
by Patrick Bronte 1 year ago
I'm about to purchase an 85mm Prime Lens to use to film interviews using my Canon C100mk2. I've been searching for some reviews and comparisons between the Sigma 85mm f 1.4 DG HSM Art lens and Canons
Re: Can anyone offer some advice about using a 85mm Prime with a C100mk2?
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
85mm is pretty long on a Super-35 sensor. It's perfectly usable, but you'd better make sure you have lots of space to do your interviews, because if you want to show more than just a head, you'll have
can you please provide some advice on the best lower end prosumer camera?
by Patrick Bronte 1 year ago
I purchased a secondhand Sony PMW-EX3 that only lasted a couple of weeks after it was dropped so I've had to claim insurance. This leaves me a bit stuck as they won't replace the camera and will most
Re: can you please provide some advice on the best lower end prosumer camera?
by Al Bergstein 1 year ago
Hey Patrick, I've done a lot of interviews like that on a tight budget. The ability to do what you want is found in a huge array of cameras right now. I would certainly think of buying used. I sold my
Capturing Complications with a Sony GV-D800E Video Walkman?
by Patrick Bronte 2 years ago
I purchased a Sony GV-D800E Video Walkman PAL after asking other users if it will work in FCP 6. I want to use it to capture Digital 8 tapes. When I've used the Sony DCR-TRV330 camera, I recorded thes
Sony HVR-m15u Deck just stopped capturing?
by Patrick Bronte 2 years ago
I purchased a second hand Sony HVR-m15u to capture a ton of miniHDV tapes. I've hooked it up to a Mac mini: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 4 GB Ram Running Yosemite I'm using Adobe's latest version of
Re: Sony HVR-m15u Deck just stopped capturing?
by Jeff Pulera 2 years ago
Connect a TV monitor directly to the deck's analog video output - do you have a clean image there when playing a tape If not, perhaps you need to run a head cleaner tape. There is not a special HDV he
Digitising Hi8 and Digital8 Tapes in FCP 6 using a Sony GZV-D200
by Patrick Bronte 2 years ago
I have hundreds of Sony Digital8 tapes and a fair number of Sony Hi8 Tapes. After a catastrophic disaster to my HDDs all my digitised versions of the material on these tapes were lost. So I now need t
Re: Digitising Hi8 and Digital8 Tapes in FCP 6 using a Sony GZV-D200
by Shane Ross 2 years ago
Hard to be positive. It does have FireWire, and you can choose the DV Easy Setup for DV cameras...that might work. Should work in theory. I haven't actually done it with Hi-8 and digital 8 with a deck
Hi8 and Digital8 capture using the latest version of Premier Pro
by Patrick Bronte 2 years ago
I have hundreds of Sony Digital8 tapes and a fair number of Sony Hi8 Tapes. After a catastrophic disaster to my HDDs all my digitised versions of the material on these tapes were lost. So I now need t
Re: Hi8 and Digital8 capture using the latest version of Premier Pro
by Robert Withers 2 years ago
I'm using Pr CC "2013" and 2014 to digitize MiniDV tapes. Not sure the more recent versions do tape. Robert Withers Independent personal avant-garde cinema, New York City
PAL Compatible Hi8 Digital8 Player Recorder that can be plugged into Mac for digitisation
by Patrick Bronte 2 years ago
I'm looking for a hi8, Digital8 player recorder that I can plug into my Mac via FireWire so I can digitise 100s of hi8 and Digital8 tapes shot on a Sony camcorder. I've been using this camcorder but d
The MXF Wrapper: My Sound Drops Out in Post!?!
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
I'm using a Canon XF-100 and have two mics plugged into the XLR Ports. Both are Audio Technica with one AT4053b and the other a AT803. During recording the cameras levels are indicating that sound is
Re: The MXF Wrapper: My Sound Drops Out in Post!?!
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
Yeah i'm pretty new to Pr and the XF-100. I tried using CS6 and the Audio worked but not CC. How would I go about fixing the index problem. Al, I'm recording two channels of sound with the mics I ment
Wheres the best spot for the hair light when trying to avoid reflections?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
Hi, I've watched numerous tutorials on lighting and they seem to have the hair light directly above at a 45 degree angle. I"m recording interviews both with a black background screen and natural surro
Re: Wheres the best spot for the hair light when trying to avoid reflections?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
Todd, what would you choose between: having the scene "visually compressed" with a soft background or having everything sharpened My XF-100 only has a small chip so I've got a lot of experimentation t
Whats a good Field Monitor that Works well with the XF-100?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
I'm looking for a reasonably inexpensive (under $500) field monitor that I can plug into my Canon XF-100 to assist with: Focusing - peaking filter Framing Over Exposure False Colours filter I was look
Whats a good Shotgun Mic for under $700?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
It's time to upgrade the Shotgun Mic. I I use for conducting sit down interviews. I use a mic stand that I place in front of the talent at knee height and have the mic pointed directly at their face.
Re: Whats a good Shotgun Mic for under $700?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
Cheers Ty! Have had a another good read of the camera manual in light of what I've learn't from this thread. It's so tempting to put the camera on auto everything but that has its own set of problems.
Auto Facial Focus vs Manual?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
I'm conducting interviews using a Canon XF-100. My set up uses a fill light, head light and black screen. The camera is about 2 meters from the talent. I'm recording head and shoulders. I have my came
Re: Auto Facial Focus vs Manual?
by Patrick Bronte 6 years ago
Todd, About your 2 cents: You are so right! I know for sure that lights, screens etc will put the guys off! I've been doing that for years. I'm really torn between the screen or natural habitat! I've
Interlaced/Progressive
by Helene Thomassen 8 years ago
I am shooting for the first time on a Canon xf100 and I am a bit confused whether to shoot Interlaced 50i or Progressive 25p. I have already shot some footage at 50i(1920x1080) but have now realized,
Re: Interlaced/Progressive
by Patrick Bronte 7 years ago
Hey Brett, I'm looking at a getting a Canon XF100 also: would it be a good idea to shot at 50p at 50mbps just to cover all bases I'm wanting it as a step up from an HV40 HDV to shooting in "true" HD f
Capturing Complications?
by Patrick Bronte 7 years ago
After having to disconnect my HDD where all my media is stored, I now have the massive task of reconnecting my offline media. A simple enough task but: What should I make of this dialogue box " Some a
Re: Capturing Complications?
by Antoine Legrand 7 years ago
Hello Patrick. Did you change the names of your medias in FCP or directly on your HDD If you change the source media after having imported it in FCP, you'll have to reconnect your medias, because FCP
Restoring, Enhancing and Corrective Work on Old Damaged Photos?
by Patrick Bronte 8 years ago
I'm trying to repair old photos and my primary tools are the healing brush, spot healing brush and the clone stamp tool. When I bring in an old photo and start using either of these three tools on a c
Can anyone suggest a plugin designed to improve video quality
by Patrick Bronte 8 years ago
Can anyone suggest a plugin for FCP6 (or software compatible with FCP 6) that will help improve DV video quality It would be even better if there is a plugin that improves DV video quality all-round a
Re: Can anyone suggest a plugin designed to improve video quality
by Patrick Bronte 8 years ago
I'm going to get the Neat Video plugin and I use both AE and FCP. Most of the editing will be done in FCP and I've just purchased the Depth plugin from Digieffects so I can blur the background behind
Graphic Designer wanted for 2D and 3D animated map making
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
WANTED: Graphic Designer with experience in creating 2D and 3D animated maps. The maps are to follow a theme based on military styled campaign maps like those seen on historical documentaries such as
Re: Graphic Designer wanted for 2D and 3D animated map making
by Juha Leminen 9 years ago
also would like to send some samples to you e-mail: juha at 3delectronicdreams.com ------------------------------------------------ need extra manpower in -keying bluescreen compositing -rotoscoping -
DV to HDV?
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
I'm trying to put together a doco short. Unfortunately, the resolution of the required stock footage came at 720 x 480 DV. But the footage of the talking heads I've shot is at HDV1080i 50. What would
Re: DV to HDV?
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
THANKS FOR THAT ADVICE ZANE! If I'm capturing the HDV material as pro res, does it increase the quality or maintain the integrity of the footage a lot better than if captured in HDV and or does it mak
Presets Problem
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
Hi I'm following AE Apprentice and have reached the section under "Layer Control"- Adobe Presets. For some reason I can view them in Br and they have been placed into the presets folder in the Ae Pres
Re: Presets Problem
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
It doesn't seem to be working...when I click on the animation menu its always grayed out even when Effects and Resets is highlighted . Why would it be doing this and what should I be doing to get arou
Undocking and Docking Layer Panels...
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
Can anyone tell me how to "re-dock" a layer panel, other than dragging it back over the project panel I have tried and tried to dock it by dragging it over to the project panel but it just wont do it!
Re: Undocking and Docking Layer Panels...
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
Thanks Todd!
Experienced Adobe After Effects and Photoshop Artist Required
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
Photoshop - I have a number of still photos that need layers selected and extracted in order to "turn a 2D picture into a 3D virtual scene". This tutorial from Video Copilot should help explain the en
Re: Experienced Adobe After Effects and Photoshop Artist Required
by Patrick Bronte 9 years ago
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR RESPONSE. Please bare with as I get all the content require for this job, work out a budget and get all the readme text edited. If I will contact you further asap. Regards, Patr
HoW can this effect be recreated in AE?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
The French film "Days of Glory" starts of with what looks like a black and white, still photograph of an east African landscape. This is on screen for a couple of seconds before a gust of wind blows a
Re: Motion tracking
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
it was only easy because i was usng a test clip with basic motion....i'm trying out my clip which is more of a challenge
Drawing on Video?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Hi, How would I be able to take an existing still image or graphic and paste it onto a piece of video I would like to take a simple graphic and paste it onto the back of a helmet worn by someone on DV
Re: Drawing on Video?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Thanks Kevin, since posting this i've found out what the technique is called and what i need to learn in order to do it
3D Motion Graphics Artist Needed
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Hi, I am looking for an 3D Effects Artist for a one off job. The project involves designing and creating a dynamic way of animating a set of helicopter blueprints and technical drawings. This will req
Re: 3D Motion Graphics Artist Needed
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Hi Jero, I'm getting a mail failure message with your gmail... Can you send me another address please Pat
Controling length of beam in Particular 1.5?
by Gary Hughes 10 years ago
Once I have a horizontal ray gun beam set up, how do I control it's length in Particular 1.5
Re: Controling length of beam in Particular 1.5?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Hi Mike I'm really keen to purchase your DVD - PRACTICAL PARTICLES so I can expand my AE knowledge...which is only just coming out of an elementary level. Can you please try and answer a couple of que
Separating 2D Images for a 3D Effect?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
I am using the Pen tool to select parts of a photograph in order to create a 3D layer effect. I am using photoshop CS4 to make the selections and AE v9 to create the effect. The foreground selection I
Re: Separating 2D Images for a 3D Effect?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Hi Richard, Thanks for your reply. I'm very new to the Ps, FCP Suite etc so please forgive me if I'm asking stupid questions. It can be hard to explain in writing what I'm having trouble with.... Can
MC to FCP?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
Can anyone tell me the simplist way or more complex way of captureing something in Avid Xpress or Avid MC, create a project and export whats been captured done in Avid MC into FCP
Re: MC to FCP?
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
thanks everyone, i'm no pro like you guys which begs the question: what would be the best way to dub an HDV 1080i mini DV tape i only have the one camera what extra equipment would i need i need to be
very new to creating DVD Menus
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
I've tried all the templates from standard programs like Encore and DVD Studio and am about ready to look further a field.. Does anyone know where you can buy, get made to order or even get inspiratio
Re: very new to creating DVD Menus
by eric pautsch 10 years ago
Are to buy templates has good as those!!
Mac Mini? = MC, Express or FCP 6
by Patrick Bronte 10 years ago
I have always loved the idea of a Mac Mini as a supplementary editing machine to my Ma Pro. I m looking at a 320G, 2.26GHz Intel Dual Core Mini with 4GBs of Ram and an external HDD. I have been runnin
Re: Mac Mini? = MC, Express or FCP 6
by Ed Cilley 10 years ago
Patrick Bronte "I would only use the Mini to run Snow Leopard and either Avid MC or FCP 6." Patrick, Avid has never qualified the Mini for any of their programs. I don't think the Express software is
Avid HD 5 burning to DVD
by Patrick Bronte 13 years ago
i've only just got back into it after a year off, installed Avid HD 5 and already I feel like such a cabbage for i cannot seem to get my sequences burnt to dvd. i've tried exporting a QT movie file th
Re: Avid HD 5 burning to DVD
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Start here - http: www.avid.com exchange forums thread 4408.aspx Scroll down to the 'How to DVD' link. The basics for interlaced NTSC products are this (keep in mind this is from memory; if something
Any advice on the best Sound Cards for both a Laptop and Desktop for Xpress Pro 5
by Patrick Bronte 13 years ago
So far I've tried loading Xpress Pro onto the laptop but I get the error message: Exception: ADM_DSOUND_MIXER_OPEN_ERROR I need to know what PCMCIA sound card to upgrade my laptop to in order to handl
Which Avid Platform?
by Patrick Bronte 14 years ago
learnt basic editing using Avid DV Express 3.5. The reason I started editing in first place was to be able to turn a whole lot of oral histories that I have collected from World War II veterans into
Re: Which Avid Platform?
by Patrick Bronte 13 years ago
Thanks Carl. Thats good advice.
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