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Patrick Simpson

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August 14th 2007
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C200 out to a video monitor?
by Barry O'Brien 1 year ago
Canon C200, shooting 59.98, MP4. New camera for me. I can't seem to get a video signal out of the Canon C200 via either the SDI or HDMI jacks into either my old Panasonic HD monitor or a cheap HD TV v
Re: C200 out to a video monitor?
by Patrick Simpson 9 months ago
This is an issue I've also run into and apparently others have, too. It's not a setting in the camera, it just seems that some monitors can't receive the HDMI signal the C200 outputs (especially some
Matching C100 and T6i
by Kevin Jones 9 months ago
I frequently shoot 2 camera shoots with 1 C100 and 1 T6i. I always shoot my C100 in LOG and tried to create as neutral of a color profile on the T6i as possible, but coloring in post is always a pain
Re: Matching C100 and T6i
by Patrick Simpson 9 months ago
I've had good luck shooting C-Log on the C100 and Technicolor Cinestyle on Canon DSLRs (T3i and 5D MkII). You could try out the EOSHD C-Log (a third-party attempt to match Canon's C-Log) but I think y
MXF / XF-AVC Preview in Mac OS
by Patrick Simpson 9 months ago
I'm using the Canon C200 and have been looking into the XF-AVC codec instead of MP4. It has some benefits like better quality audio (24bit vs 16bit), a bit more metadata, and unique file names. But, t
Capturing MiniDV into Premiere Pro CC
by Manuela Corbari 3 years ago
Hi all, same problem as many it seems. Trying to capture MiniDV tape from Sony camera to Premiere Pro CC on a Mac. Tried different suggested things: Set the camera to HDVout, iLink is off, restarted t
Re: Capturing MiniDV into Premiere Pro CC
by Patrick Simpson 2 years ago
It's possible the FireWire port on your camera is bad - a pretty common problem for DV cameras and decks. You should open QuickTime 7 Pro and check the Recording tab. If you see DV-VCR as one of the V
VSCO LUT Makes DSLR Footage Very Grainy in Certain Areas.
by Kaleb Dortono 3 years ago
Below I have linked two video files (graded and ungraded) In the graded version of the video, on the wall to the right, there seems to be a ton of noise grain whatever you want to call it.. But there
Re: VSCO LUT Makes DSLR Footage Very Grainy in Certain Areas.
by Patrick Simpson 2 years ago
My best guess is a combination of 8 bit footage at a relatively low bit rate. Dark areas are particularly tricky for compression and really start to show at low bit rates. What camera are you using Ar
Free motion graphics templates
by Patrick Simpson 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm about to tackle a project that includes several titles so naturally I'm using the new Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere. My question is this - does anyone know of free (or for purc
Re: Free motion graphics templates
by Sam Caino 2 years ago
Rocket Stock has a lot of free stuff.
Buying a Canon 1D-C in 2016 - mistake?
by Patrick Simpson 3 years ago
I work in corporate video and we're currently shooting with a C100, 5D MkII, and a T3i. We're talking about moving into 4K, so we're exploring the usual lower-cost options - GH4, Blackmagic, Sony. One
Re: Buying a Canon 1D-C in 2016 - mistake?
by Patrick Simpson 3 years ago
What's your workflow - shooting S-Log 3 on the FS7 and matching it to the 5DIII What picture profile on the 5DIII I am curious to see if a 5D Mk IV could have internal 4K. I'll look into the XC10 but
Dealing with AVCHD/h.264/.mts when editing in Premiere CS6/Workflow
by Alexander Freedman 5 years ago
Hello all, I searched the forum and found some old topics on this from 2011 but thought I'd ask for some updated opinions. I currently use a Panasonic AF-100 at work, which shoots AVCHD. From my under
Re: Dealing with AVCHD/h.264/.mts when editing in Premiere CS6/Workflow
by Patrick Simpson 4 years ago
Can I transfer select clips and create a new rebuilt AVCHD file structure within Premiere or must it be done in Prelude Also, if I have separate .mts files that were extracted from an AVCHD file, is t
29 angles of multicam - how to go about editing?
by Patrick Simpson 4 years ago
I ve done many multicam edits over the years, but I've arrived at a new challenge. I shot a musical performance (to a prerecorded song) with three cameras and ended up with 29 different takes. Obvious
Re: 29 angles of multicam - how to go about editing?
by Patrick Simpson 4 years ago
You're right, you can technically look at them all at once, but it's simply too much visual information to try to make sense of all at once. So far my plan is this: go through each angle one-by-one, c
Simple multicam recording setup
by Patrick Simpson 4 years ago
Currently, we're filming in a simple studio environment with a couple cameras to and editing it to post online. We're wanting to edit on the fly to save time. So far, the cheapest, simplest option I'v
Re: Simple multicam recording setup
by Patrick Simpson 4 years ago
Thanks for the info! We're going to try the iOS-based solution, RecoLive Multicam. Might do the trick.
Carrying pouch for Zoom H4 or H6
by Patrick Simpson 4 years ago
I've been using the Zoom H4 and now the H6. I came from a background using a portable mixer (Shure FP33) which was clearly designed for the field audio pro. The mixer controls were right at my fingert
Re: Carrying pouch for Zoom H4 or H6
by Peter Groom 4 years ago
i have a mixer with a strap. On that strap I put some DUAL LOCK at about my chest level. This allows me to fix the zoom at a good place where i can see the meters, control the buttons etc but not have
Move custom settings and presets from CS6 to CC
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
I'm moving from CS6 to CC. I need to be able to move all of my custom settings and presets from Premiere CS6 to CC including: Custom keyboard layouts Custom Workspaces Effects Presets Custom Sequence
Re: Move custom settings and presets from CS6 to CC
by Patrick Simpson 5 years ago
No problem, they're not always easy to find.
Project with unexpected Audio Extracted files
by Patrick Simpson 5 years ago
I have a project file from another editor. Somehow every audio clip is showing up as an Extracted Audio file, even where there should be a through edit. The previous editor isn't sure what he did to c
Correcting daylight Divas to tungsten and fluorescent
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
I have a Diva kit with daylight timed bulbs. For matching tungsten, I'm looking at Full C.T. Orange Lee gels. However, I'm not sure what to use to convert daylight (5500K) to fluorescent light (5000K)
Re: Correcting daylight Divas to tungsten and fluorescent
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
You have a point. I was hoping to save some money. Any tips on what gels I should look at
Move effects presets from CS6 to CC
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
I'll be upgrading from Audition CS6 to CC. I'd like to be able to move my custom effect presets (EQs, compressors, etc.) to Audition CC. Is there a way to do this
Ripple deleting and markers
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
I've created markers inside a multitrack session. I'd like to be able to make ripple deletes and have the markers move, staying in sync with the audio they were originally placed over. Is there a way
Re: Ripple deleting and markers
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
I figured it out! Set in and out points within Audition then click Edit Ripple Delete Time Selection in All Tracks and the markers move along with it. Make sure the "Lock markers and metadata to the t
Silent Timelapse
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
I'm trying to shoot timelapses from my office building. I really can't have a DSLR clicking away while people work. Is there a way to shoot timelapses silently I'm assuming this would have to be done
2X Frame Rate to Set Shutter Speed Rule...exception?
by Zack Mulvaney 8 years ago
I want to shoot some vid on my T2i at 60fps and then conform it in Final Cut Cinemal Tools at 24fps for slow motion. Should I apply this doubling rule to the 60fps or 24fps I'm hoping the 24fps, meani
Re: 2X Frame Rate to Set Shutter Speed Rule...exception?
by Pete Burger 8 years ago
Shutterspeed is more or less an aesthetic descision. With shutterspeed you create (or reduce) motion-blur. The "rule" ("shutterspeed should be 2 x framerate") creates a motion-blur that we are all use
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Time Warp Question
by Chris Roth 13 years ago
Hello there... I love this new Time Warp feature, yet im having some troubles: Lets say I load a 1 minute clip.... and slow it down 50%. Instead of becoming a two minute clip... It remains at 1 minute
Re: Time Warp Question
by Patrick Simpson 6 years ago
Is there a way to batch-apply this process to several clips For example, slow a bunch of clips down by 50%
Getting into film restoration - DaVinci Revival
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
I'm youngish, have worked in post production for a while and I've become very interested in film restoration as a career. After a bit of research it's clear that DaVinci Revival is an industry standar
Re: Getting into film restoration - DaVinci Revival
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
It looks like UCLA will not be an option for this fall - bummer. Are apprenticeships a viable option Any tips for finding an apprenticeship
Getting the ProRes Codec
by Brian Garnell 12 years ago
Is buying Final Cut Pro the only way to get the ProRes codec Or by chance is Final Cut Express and Quicktime Pro enough Or by chance is there a secret codec somewhere that you can download
Re: Getting the ProRes Codec
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
Maybe this is a dumb question, but I'm guessing Ken's method would be frowned upon if you don't already own a previous version of FCP. I haven't looked at the ProRes license agreement, if there is one
Best on-camera monitor for 5D Mk II?
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
I'm looking for a monitor to use with a 5D MkII. It'll mostly be mounted on the hotshoe so it has to be reasonably small and light, probably 5" or 6". My budget is $500. Two features I must have are f
Re: Best on-camera monitor for 5D Mk II?
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
FWIW, I went with the SmallHD AC7. I thought it might be too large and heavy to mount directly on the 5D MkII but it isn't. It's a very light monitor. For $600 I got all the features I want: DSLR scal
Shooting vertically for green screen shoot
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
I remember hearing about a guy (might've been on an old COW podcast) who turned his Canon XL2 on it's side and shot a person vertically so it gave him maximum resolution for keying. Has anyone heard o
Re: Shooting vertically for green screen shoot
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
I went through with the plan and shot vertically for the WS and horizontally for the MS. It worked fine. Clearly, DSLRs aren't optimal for shooting green screen (but neither was DV yet lots of people
Burn a Blu-Ray playable DVD
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
With Final Cut Pro 7 you could burn HD video to a DVD-R that was playable on a blu-ray player. The process is described here: http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage burn_br_mac_superdrive_stone.html Anyo
Re: Burn a Blu-Ray playable DVD
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
Very interesting. According the FCP article, the burned DVD has an "average bit rate of 14.7 Mbps and a max bit rate of 17 Mbps" due to the limitations of the DVD's red laser. I'm guessing I'd have to
Exporting XML with Motion Parameters
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
I'm preparing to send a project to a colorist via EDL. The project includes a bunch of clips with Motion Tab paramater adjustments such as Scale and Center (which don't transfer with the EDL). I'm try
Re: Exporting XML with Motion Parameters
by Patrick Simpson 7 years ago
Quantel Pablo Neo. I suppose we could do the reference QT but the list would ensure precision.
Short film audio post production workflow
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
I'm in post production on my 10-minute short film. Picture is about to be locked and I'll move into audio editing and mixing. As of now, I have the production audio synced in the timeline. Some locati
Kona 3 w/o Deck or Monitoring-am I benefitting?
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
I'm working on a feature film that is in post production. Our specs: Mac Pro, 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 16 GB of Ram Mac OS X 10.6.8 The footage is Red 4K footage transcoded to ProRes 422 HQ a
Re: Kona 3 w/o Deck or Monitoring-am I benefitting?
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
No benefit. THe card it to help getting video into and out of your system. If you aren't capturing from tape, outputting to tape or a monitor, then it is useless. It doesn't do anything to help with p
Dropping frames w/ 2K footage on Mac Pro
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a feature film that is in post production. Our specs: Mac Pro, 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 16 GB of Ram Mac OS X 10.6.8 The footage is spread across four 2TB internal hard dri
Re: Dropping frames w/ 2K footage on Mac Pro
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
Thanks for the quick responses. It's possible that someone had unchecked the dropped frames "Warn next time" box and it recently got re-enabled. And truth be told, dropping a frame here and there duri
Editing rate for consistent multicam work.
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
I'm looking for advice for how much to charge for some editing work. I'm being offered consistent work editing multicam business seminars for a business that seems well established; I would be doing t
Re: Editing rate for consistent multicam work.
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
Should I delete this post and repost in the biz forum or is that bad ettiquette 20" intel iMac, 2.66 GHz, 4GB ram View my reel - www.youtube.com patrickdsimpson
Workflow for multitrack audio in film
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
I've searched the forums and can't find what I'm looking for. I'm involved in a short film ( 20 min) to be shot on a Canon DSLR. The audio is being recorded separately on a multitrack recorder using u
Re: Workflow for multitrack audio in film
by Patrick Simpson 8 years ago
Any tips for managing this many audio tracks without losing sync
Re: Buying a camera slider
by Malcolm Matusky 9 years ago
Buy direct from igus, they have an office in RhodeIsland chek on the web, I bought a 1M rail and a carriage for $160 last year. Much less than retail, you will have to make "feet" if you want them or
Re: Buying a camera slider
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
I checked out some videos of the igus slider on youtube as well as some from the Korean-made Konova. I have to say, the Konova seems a lot smoother thanks to the roller bearings. Still not sure about
Buying a camera slider
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
I'm an upper-level film student and I'm considering buying a modestly-priced camera slider for my own productions. I'm having a little bit of a hard time justifying the cost, however, as I won't reall
Re: Buying a camera slider
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
I thought about the fact that renters could damage the slider, but I figure the risk is relatively low and a slider is a lot less susceptible to damage than a camera or lens. In live in a large metro
What is the first piece of equipment I should make or buy
by Tony Connoly 9 years ago
I've got a D90 (D7000 on the way) and was wondering what piece of equipment I should get or make first amongs these: Viewfinder magnifier Follow focus Fluid head Steadicam Something to attach rig to s
Re: What is the first piece of equipment I should make or buy
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
I've never used one myself; this talks more about it; might have more info. http: cheesycam.com evil-little-lcdvf-twin-vs-lcdvf
Video Card and MacBook Pro's
by Billy Mabou 10 years ago
I searched all over the cow for information on MacBook Pro's and Final Cut Studio and couldn't find anything, so thought I'd post here, since it probably affects Motion the most overall. Looking at ge
Re: Video Card and MacBook Pro's
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
Which computer did you end up getting I'm in the middle of considering an older 15" w discreet GPU and the 13" macbook pro and I'd be really interested to know how it's working out for you.
Macbook Pro 13" for Motion 4
by Craig Meadows 10 years ago
Thinking about a new Macbook Pro 13". Only the 15" and the 17" models have the added discrete gpu. Anyone using a Macbook Pro 13" with motion 4 How's it working Thanks!
Re: Macbook Pro 13" for Motion 4
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
Has someone confirmed that lights and shadows won't work correctly on a 13" macbook pro 20" intel iMac, 2.66 GHz, 4GB ram View my reel - www.youtube.com patrickdsimpson
Matte box for looks?
by Darrell Boeck 9 years ago
I have been in this business for a long time, and really, never cared about my professional appearance on a shoot. (Well, I dress nice; I m talking about the gear). I sell my clients on the work, not
Re: Matte box for looks?
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
Just wondering, what lens is used on the above sample shots from the T2i
Real Estate Video
by Pat Bohan 9 years ago
Hello, As a Videographer and a prospective first-time home buyer.. i see a huge need for real estate videography in my area. Has anyone tackled this service before And if so, how did you drum up busin
Re: Real Estate Video
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
The other idea is to do a walk-through video of the home with the realtor in the video showing off the home. This would add the dimension of having someone talking about the house. This could mean a q
Renting out my equipment on zilok.com
by Patrick Simpson 9 years ago
I'm kicking around the idea of buying an HD DSLR and renting it out when I'm not using it. It seems silly to set up a legit rental company just to rent a single piece of equipment. I ran across the we
Re: Renting out my equipment on zilok.com
by Michael Sigmon 9 years ago
Personally, I would never, ever rent out my gear to strangers. There is just too much room for 'things' to happen. And when (not if, but WHEN) they do... you'll have quite a headache on your hands. Fi
Battery Backup for protools rig
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
I'm considering a ups battery backup very soon. I need to make sure I'm buying an adequate unit without going overboard. I'm using an intel iMac (20" 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo) which has pretty minimal powe
Re: Battery Backup for protools rig
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
How much is your equipment data worth to you If you're going to spend money on the proper online, true sine wave output UPS (and you WILL spend money), you should at least do it right the first time.
LaCie USB External DVD burner work on a Mac?
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
I just bought a Lacie 22X DL external USB only DVD burner for $75. I opted for the USB model over the Firewire because it was cheaper and usually both of my FW ports are in use. I just realized that o
Re: LaCie USB External DVD burner work on a Mac?
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
Thanks for the idea - but I have an iMac so I'm stuck with the ports I have. Plus, I'd rather use the USB drive and save the $20 or so. I actually just the USB Lacie external burner and am trying it o
Monitor audio from ProTools interface and computer
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
Here's what I'd like to be able to do: I want to be able to monitor the computer's audio output and the Digi 003's output. I know this is possible with using Coreaudio; but I've found it to be a hassl
Re: Monitor audio from ProTools interface and computer
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
Here's a solution someone recommended on a different forum: Use a Griffin iMic (or another simple usb audio interface) and connect it to my mixer or whatever. Then using a program like Sound Source, I
Recording and selling DVDs of dance recital - music rights
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
Hi, I've been asked (and agreed to) videotape a dance recital and put it on DVD which would be sold to parents. The dances are to current, copyrighted songs. I understand music rights pretty well and
Re: Recording and selling DVDs of dance recital - music rights
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
Crisis averted; thanks all for your help. 20" Intel iMac, 2.66 GHz, 4GB ram View my reel - www.youtube.com patrickdsimpson
BM Video Recorder-what format in full-res?
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
I'm interested in buying the Black Magic Video Recorder as a low-cost, high quality way to archive material from VHS and analog 8mm tapes. The only reason I'm considering it is because it includes the
Re: BM Video Recorder-what format in full-res?
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
I just called Black Magic support; they said that the "full-res" setting still captures to H.264, just at full resolution - 720 x 480. Can anybody confirm this I'd really like an inexpensive solution
Plugging in multiple inputs to speakers
by Patrick Simpson 11 years ago
I have a pair of Adam A5 speakers for my home studio. The A5s have both XLR and RCA inputs. My question is this: can I have cables plugged in to both inputs at the same time For example, I'd like to u
Re: Plugging in multiple inputs to speakers
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
Thank you both for your input, it's been helpful! Patrick 20" Intel iMac, 2.66 GHz, 4GB ram View my reel - www.youtube.com patrickdsimpson
News: Avid Announces Major Shift in 2008 Strategy in Response to Customer Feedback
by Cow News Droid 12 years ago
(TEWKSBURY, Mass.--November 13, 2007) Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it will introduce a major shift in its approach to serving industry professionals in the digital content
Re: News: Avid Announces Major Shift in 2008 Strategy in Response to Customer Feedback
by Patrick Simpson 12 years ago
"Those who are interested in receiving more information about Avid's customer-focused initiatives in 2008 can register for e-mail alerts at: www.avid.com we-are-listening" Apparently
Laying in multitrack audio
by Patrick Simpson 12 years ago
I have a project we shot in a recording studio (of a band); we recorded multitrack audio during the shoot. So we have around 20 tracks of audio that I have to sync to video by hand. Once I have one tr
Re: Laying in multitrack audio
by Bill Stephan 12 years ago
It depends on the Avid hardware you have. Mojo can capture 2 tracks at a time, Symphony and Adrenaline can capture 8 tracks at a time. Symphony Nitris and DS Nitris can capture 16 tracks at a time. Bu
Shooting DV on JVC's HDV cameras
by Patrick Simpson 12 years ago
We just rented a GY-HD100U; we shot some DV footage on it and tried to play it back on our Sony DV deck (a DSR-45). The footage didn't play back well. It had tape errors and dropouts on it. So, I'm wo
Re: Shooting DV on JVC's HDV cameras
by Patrick Simpson 12 years ago
This is good to hear. We plan on getting the 200u but that is a good sign.
JVC HDV outputtting 1080i
by Patrick Simpson 12 years ago
On the JVC website, it says this about the GY-HD200U and GY-HD250U: "New cross converter outputs 1080i from live or recorded HDV". Does this mean I can shoot 720p on the tape, then later, capture it o
Re: JVC HDV outputtting 1080i
by Patrick Simpson 12 years ago
I'm working primarily on Avid which can't mix 1080i and 720p. Doh!
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