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Philip Fass

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September 23rd 2004
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Sanken model changes
by Philip Fass 2 years ago
What are the differences between the Sanken CS-3 and the 3e Thanks.
Re: Sanken model changes
by Eric Toline 2 years ago
The 3e is the newest version of the 3 with better RF rejection and a lower self noise. Sonically they sound identical. A great shotgun mic with amazing ambient noise rejection. OTOH it has a very tigh
marking/noting specific points in an import window filmstrip
by Philip Fass 2 years ago
I'd like to keep track of several specific places on the filmstrip in the media import window. Markers don't seem to be available, and I don't find any timecode to use. When I drag over the start end
Re: marking/noting specific points in an import window filmstrip
by Mark Smith 2 years ago
In the import window you can grab sections of clips I O your first selection and then CMD -drag secondary selections. You can then tag them in the browser as desired. If you are importing .mov's - say
Log Processing popup menu
by Philip Fass 3 years ago
Following Apple's documentation for "Turn log processing on or off," sometimes I find the Log selection menu is replaced by a one line text box. Even if I type in the name of the LUT, nothing happens.
Re: Log Processing popup menu
by Philip Fass 3 years ago
In case it helps anyone else, I think I've solved this disappearing LUT menu puzzle: While the clip is importing or after it's finished importing and been added to the timeline, no LUT menu. Quit FC a
using a LUT = paying for a plug-in?
by Philip Fass 3 years ago
Canon provides a free LUT for my camera, but it looks like I need to buy a 3rd party plug-in to use it. Is that right Hard to find a direct answer to that question. (LUT Uitility seems fine but I've b
Re: using a LUT = paying for a plug-in?
by Philip Fass 3 years ago
Thank you, John. I don't know why I couldn't find this info (or the Log Processing menu) before, but I'm grateful for the enlightenment.
DVD Menu Creation Tools
by Cameron Hunt 5 years ago
Hey All, First off, I tried searching the forums for an answer to this and did not see anything relevant to my question. If I managed to overlook it, I am sorry and would appreciate a link to the thre
Re: DVD Menu Creation Tools
by Philip Fass 3 years ago
When I switched from DVD SP to iDVD, I found this lesson extremely helpful for setting chapters: https: www.youtube.com watch v=GBwxleD3OS8
projects hidden by Event Manager X
by Philip Fass 3 years ago
Without thinking, I've upgraded OS X and FCP enough to make Event Manager X unusable. I have Final Cut Library Manager now, but still have this problem: I left some events and projects in the "hidden"
Re: projects hidden by Event Manager X
by Jeff Kirkland 3 years ago
It's been a long, long time since I used Event Manager X but apart from keeping track of what was where in its database, I don't remember it doing anything that you couldn't do manually in the Finder.
370: zebra problem
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
I have a SmallHD monitor attached to the rear SDI port of the camera. The camera's zebra switch is on, and in the output menu, I have both menus and zebras on for video out. The problem is that I only
Re: 370: zebra problem
by Ian Liuzzi-Fedun 7 years ago
Zebras only work on the composite output-not the sdi
HPX370: new firmware
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
Has anyone tried the new firmware update yet It's supposed to "improve process" -- no specifics given.
Re: HPX370: new firmware
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
No, though I did install it and it seemed to have no adverse effects. Took about 5 tries before the camera saw the firmware on the SD card.
HPX370 and field monitor
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
What's the setting to have the camera's menus appear in the external SDI monitor Thanks!.
Re: HPX370 and field monitor
by Chris Tompkins 7 years ago
A switch on the side of the cam, OSD Chris Tompkins Video Atlanta LLC
solving a lighting puzzle
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
I know how to set up standard 3-point lighting for an interview (showing only the subject, not me), but I've never faced this set of challenges before. Small office, about 10 ft deep and 8 ft wide. No
field monitor for HPX370
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
When you use an HD-SDI field monitor (such as the SmallHD 5.6), do you see HPX370 menus in the camera's LCD or on the field monitor
Re: field monitor for HPX370
by Philip Fass 7 years ago
Yes to which
HPX370 USB host mode?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Using the HPX370. Toward the end of the manual, there are various things you can do with an external drive, like format the drive to "type S". Here's a typical set of instructions. 1. Switch to USB Ho
Re: HPX370 USB host mode?
by Chris Tompkins 8 years ago
It does say "Some Hard disc may not operate normally" Have you tried another drive Chris Tompkins Video Atlanta LLC
link to AVC-Intra codec?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Does anyone have current URL, ID, and password for the Intra codec I've requested it from Panny, but they're either slow to respond or I'm just not getting the reply. Thanks.
Re: link to AVC-Intra codec?
by Chris Tompkins 8 years ago
It's right here: https: eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp pro-av support desk e download.htm Chris Tompkins Video Atlanta LLC
Diconic battery problem?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
I have a Dionic 90 battery, not used for a while, that seems to take a full charge according to the LCD panel. But my HPX370 is giving me the steady warning light, high-pitched sound, and momentary vi
Re: Diconic battery problem?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Thanks. Will those charge on my AB charger
Neumann vs Sanken shotguns
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
I need a good, versatile shotgun that works decently indoors. I've read lots of comments that the CS-3e is the closest you can get to an "all-around" shotgun. But listening to the samples in Dan Brock
Re: Neumann vs Sanken shotguns
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Eric, thanks. This is why I don't totally trust the samples I heard on that website. But if you have time, I'd be curious about your comments re the first set of CS-3e and Neumann 81i male, on-axis, i
any opinions on this kit?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
I can get it for about $1900. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 631735-REG DPA_Microphones_4017_R_4017_R_Professional_Short_Shotgun.html
Re: any opinions on this kit?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
I wish I could try several, but I live hundreds of miles from the nearest dealer. I will say that in the comparison test Dan Brockett did several years ago, which included Sanken, Schoeps, Senn, etc.,
is this a safe bit rate?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Using 2-pass VBR in Apple Compressor, I got lots of artifacts but things look fine with CBR. Question is: do you think 6.8 is a safe bit rate for CBR, in terms of old cheap DVD players I can recompres
Re: is this a safe bit rate?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
As I feared. So you'd go with 6.0 I don't want to lose sleep over this project...it's very low budget.
New Cyberian - opinions?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Anyone used New Cyberian for DVD replication and have a good bad experience Thanks!
Re: New Cyberian - opinions?
by Caitrin Boyer 8 years ago
We have been using New Cyberian for all our DVD replication since 2000 and I must say they do offer the best value for my money. I tried out another vendor one time but got nothing but frustration.
recommend duplication/replication service?
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
In the past I've used Discmakers and SF VIdeo for bulk replication. Now I need short-run DUPlication (50 at a time) and may use one of them. Any others I should consider
Re: recommend duplication/replication service?
by Noah Kadner 8 years ago
These guys are the best- have used them for years: http: www.cdprintexpress.com -Noah 40% discount for Creative Cow users with code ccow2011 at Call Box Training. Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and GoPro
ethical/financial question
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
I m planning the content of a documentary while I identify potential funding sources. The doc is about a specific group of disadvantaged people living in a town. One potential sponsor, a financial ins
Re: ethical/financial question
by Philip Fass 8 years ago
Only one financial entity currently gives the class, and they'll keep giving it whether or not we include it in the video. Offering the same kind of scene to a different entity, especially if they wer
eSATA or FW800?
by Philip Fass 9 years ago
Trying to decide whether to spend the time installing an eSATA extender cable or just plug in a FW800 into my 2007 Mac Pro. It's a 2-drive external RAID 1 that will be used for MOV files recorded from
Re: eSATA or FW800?
by Charles Wannop 9 years ago
What Bob said + FW is hot plug-able so you don't have to shut down between drive swaps. C
have to choose now!
by Philip Fass 9 years ago
I've read everything I can find on fluos vs LEDs for key fill light in interviews. Already have a Mole 4-tube fluo and want to add one more light. What confuses me is that the advantages I read for LE
Re: have to choose now!
by Philip Fass 9 years ago
Well, that settles it. There's nothing about my Mole fluo's quality of light that I DON"T like...just need more of same. So I'll go for fluos and not aim for the trendy option.
why the huge price difference in these fluos?
by Philip Fass 9 years ago
I'm comparing these two fluo options, a Barfly 100 "system" and "kit." System: http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 489384-REG Kino_Flo_SYS_B100_G120_Barfly_100_System.html Kit: http: www.bhphotovideo
Re: why the huge price difference in these fluos?
by Jay Curtis 9 years ago
1) How do you plan to protect your equipment You may already have a bag or larger case that this unit will go into, and you may not. 2) Are the extra accessories worth $300 to you right now If not, si
battery charger prices
by Philip Fass 9 years ago
The charger that came with my Canon XL H1 is MIA. My replacement choices range from approx. $5.00 generics to mid-priced ($40.00 or so), up to the original Canon at over $100. What's the sweet spot he
Re: battery charger prices
by Philip Fass 9 years ago
Thank you all. Last night I grabbed a box of blank DVDs off a high shelf, and guess what was behind it ! But this will be very helpful if when I lose it again!
DVD in movie theater?
by Philip Fass 10 years ago
Do any movie theaters have the ability to show a DVD Is this impossible uncommon Thanks.
Re: DVD in movie theater?
by Philip Fass 10 years ago
Yup, I could do that, too. Meanwhile, I'm waiting to be told if they do anything other than film. (Theater's in a small community.)
calibrating low-end b'cast monitors
by Philip Fass 10 years ago
I've noticed that some of the more affordable 24" monitors, like the JVC DT-V24L1U and the HP Dreamcolor, have proprietary calibration systems that are PC-only. I'm a Mac user. Is the data stored in t
interpreting opinions on monitors
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
As I live a few hundred miles from any city that would have audio monitors, I have to rely on reviews and user opinions to a great extent-- at least to narrow down the choices. When I read the message
Re: interpreting opinions on monitors
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
Ty, it does help, although I realize that living in the boondocks is a big disadvantage for me. The opinions aren't much different from those for many consumer products. In each case, yoh have a bunch
bought from Boynton Pro Audio?
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
They have some excellent prices, but just wanted to check their rep. Thanks.
Re: bought from Boynton Pro Audio?
by John Fishback 11 years ago
I've done business with them since the seveties. Never had a problem.John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.4 QT7.5 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870 ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter, PDE
Genelec XLR daisy chaining
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
When you daisy chain two Genelec speakers through XLR, do both of them give you mono, or do they somehow separate the L R channels
Re: Genelec XLR daisy chaining
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
I'm surprised they would market the daisy-chain feature. I can't imagine many situations where you'd want the same audio coming out of each speaker. Unless in a multi-room setup, you'd connect all the
lens protection
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
I bought a Porta Brace Rain Slicker for my XL-H1. Not going to shoot in downpours, but if there's a drizzle I'll go ahead. My question is about protecting the lens itself, which remains exposed to the
Re: lens protection
by Todd Terry 11 years ago
Sure... screw on a clear UV filter and that will do the job. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
XL-H1 owners: successful LANC controllers?
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
Having sold my Zoe remote, I'm leaning toward a Canon to avoid compatibility issues. But are there any other specific brands models you've used successfully with your H1
LANC control -- am I missing anything
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
I have a Canon XL-H1 and recently tried (for first time) to use a Zoe remote zoom I'd bought over a year ago. I plugged it in but it didn't do anything...no lights, no zoom, no effect from buttons. Se
Re: LANC control -- am I missing anything
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
Right, but for controllers with a switch, it's always Panny at one setting and Canon Sony at the other -- implying those two share a protocol. If I have to spend more money, I think the guaranteed sol
what happened to XLcinema/Canoncinema website?
by Philip Fass 11 years ago
It's been a while, I guess, but the former XL Cinema Canon Cinema board now leads to ShaneValdes.org, which seems to have nothing to do with the topic. Anyone know of the site's disappearance
which of these 2 file types?
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
My workflow is going to go from a Canon XL-H1 shooting HDV 60i, to DV Rack HD 2, to FCP 6. Both of the formats DVR captures in, MPEG2 and M2T, seem to require conversion through MPEG Streamclip. (If t
Re: which of these 2 file types?
by Jerry Hofmann 12 years ago
No advantages that I can see, and recompressing already compressed video isn't usually a good idea. Why are you not just editing in native HDV Jerry
Arndt's new book
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
I just have to applaud the C4D Workshop book. It's a model of clarity, organization, and detail! One of the best I've seen for any software. I'd never tried C4D before, but I downloaded the sample cha
Re: Arndt's new book
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
Saizoh, if I buy a 2nd copy, will I learn twice as much ;)
purchasing cinema 4d
by Lavender 12 years ago
The demo has convinced me to get aboard! questions. 1. What is the latest version for Mac Is it version 10 2. is it Intel compatible ( universal binary) 3. Is there academic pricing (university) 4. I
Re: purchasing cinema 4d
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
Go to a website like academicsuperstore.com -- you'll find the studio bundle for about $900 vs. the $2300 or so retail price. Free shipping, too.
C4D-related magazines
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
Are there any online or print magazines (in English) you'd recommend for C4D users I saw one on the web called 3D World, but it's not available locally.
Re: C4D-related magazines
by Jason Lanier Brown 12 years ago
i agree ...3D attack has a lot of great stuff . I would also recommend purchase of the 3Dfluff training DVD's. They are fantastic. Jason Brown Design Director Global Animations www.globalanimations.ne
download v9 manual for v10?
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
Maxon does have the reference manual for v9 as a PDF download. Is that any good with 10, or likely to be more confusing than helpful
Re: download v9 manual for v10?
by Mylenium 12 years ago
Philip Fass "Is that any good with 10, or likely to be more confusing than helpful " Half and half. It does not cover the new Fcurve editor, layer system, MOCCA3 and a plethora of other minor improve
What's in the box?
by John Kaley 12 years ago
Our IT department does all of our software installs. They claim that all that shipped with vers.10 was the install disk and a Quickstart manual. Is this true Is all of the documentation electronic now
Re: What's in the box?
by Philip Fass 12 years ago
But no good way to print it I guess we'll have to stick with your book, Arndt. (Three 5-star reviews on Amazon so far!)
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