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Ray Palmer

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A video engineer in production since 1977 with a current focus on High Definition. Varicam and FCP-HD.
Member Since:
May 8th 2003
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Phoenix, Arizona
What to do at NAB
by Rich Rubasch 8 years ago
Ok, let's start populating this thread with some of your favorite things to do at NAB, from vendors and floor highlights to social events and parties....this is only my second one and I don't want to
Re: What to do at NAB
by Ray Palmer 8 years ago
I take a small pocket digital audio recorder with me. When I am in a booth and the vendor tells me what software version I should be running or what telephone number I need to call to talk to an Engin
Varicam live feed to video projector
by Adam Keyes 10 years ago
Just wondering if there is a "best" way of doing this... Basically, I will be filming (on a Varicam 2700) guests arriving at a party, and the image is supposed to be sent live to a projector for every
Re: Varicam live feed to video projector
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
Does your local monitor have an SD video loop (output) If so, camera to local jib monitor, loop out to the projector. Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office Violence m
Question about work flow from tape to P2.
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
First off, I DID do a search and I didn't find an answer to my question. We have one Varicam, and two HDX900 cameras, all tape based recorders. We are now looking to move into a 2700 P2 Varicam. Quest
Re: Are P2 Varicam users better off now than with tape based cameras?
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
Jeff, What a great list of the 2700 improvements over our original 27F. It would have taken me while comparing spec sheets to come up with what you gave me. Thank you. Ray Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt Ri
Bluetooth for monitoring audio at a camera
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
I asked the cow a few weeks ago about using Bluetooth to monitor a live feed from a camera. Skipping the hard wired headphones. The challenge that I have found is that there is a 1 2 second delay usin
Re: Bluetooth for monitoring audio at a camera
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
The testing I did was with a keyboard sampler. I plugged in a wired headphone and when I pressed a key, the sound was immediate. When I plugged in my Bluetooth headset in the same jack, there was a de
Bluetooth for monitoring a camera feed?
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
Question- Has anyone used a Bluetooth transmitter and headphone to monitor a live feed at a Camera My shooters would like to have a confidence headphone without the wireing of conventional headphones.
Re: Bluetooth for monitoring a camera feed?
by Ray Palmer 10 years ago
Richard Crowley "There was even a vendor at NAB a couple weeks ago showing a dongle that plugs into a standard Clear-Com (4-pin XLR) intercom headset jack to allow use of a common Bluetooth headset (
HDX900 CF recorder
by Ernie Santella 11 years ago
This looks like a pretty cool upgrade for us HDX900 users! Records HD-SDI to cheap Compact Flash cards. Way better than those over-priced P2 cards. And it's small!!! http: www.convergent-design.com CD
Re: HDX900 CF recorder
by Ray Palmer 11 years ago
We just used its big brother, HDX unit, for a week of aerials. We ran a Sony 1500 HD camera into the HDX and a Pannasonic 1400 deck at the same time. The HDX recorder performed great. Ray Palmer, Engi
Has anyone used the Convergent XDR recorder and FCP
by Ray Palmer 11 years ago
Has anyone used the Convergent XDR HD Flash recorder and FCP Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office Violence may not be the answer but it sure cuts down on the questio
Re: Has anyone used the Convergent XDR recorder and FCP
by Michael Palmer 11 years ago
No the XDR and Nano can also to set to wrap the files as MXF to use in PPro. You choose before shooting for the desired work flow. Good Luck Michael Palmer
Has anyone used the Convergent XDR HD recorder and FCP
by Ray Palmer 11 years ago
Has anyone used the Convergent XDR recorder and brought files into FCP Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office Violence may not be the answer but it sure cuts down on t
Re: Has anyone used the Convergent XDR HD recorder and FCP
by Rafael Amador 11 years ago
Hi Ray, I'm using the NANO-Flash (the little brother). Works very well with FC. Rafael www.nagavideo.com
GPS on HD
by Mark D'Agostino 11 years ago
We have been asked to shoot HD video along a 200 mile pipeline from a helicopter using our HDX900. That's easy but this client wants a gps visual overlay on the final product so they can find specific
Re: GPS on HD
by Ray Palmer 11 years ago
Mark, Are you aware that the Geo Stamp Plus will super the GPS on video It is limited to NTSC standard def. http: www.icircuits.com store prod_osd_gpsoverlays.html Suggestion- Shoot in HD in the air w
Any word if Sony is going to have their CineAlta evening event at NAB?
by Ray Palmer 11 years ago
Anyone hear if Sony is going to hold their CineAlta evening event at NAB 2009 Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office There are three types of people in this world, tho
Cine Alta evening event at NAB?
by Ray Palmer 11 years ago
Anyone hear if Sony is going to hold their Cine Alta Cafe at NAB this year Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office There are three types of people in this world, those
Audio a little too clean
by george bonilla 12 years ago
Hi guys, I need your expertise. I am a novice at sound so please bare with me and keep it audio for a dummy level (me). I recently re-recorded lines for our new movie. I knew the location was going to
Re: Audio a little too clean
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
Randy Wheeler "Take an audio speaker monitor outside and playback the audio and rerecord it thru the same mic in front of that speaker" Randy, That must be the most "common sense" posting that I have
Video down Audio Cable
by Brian Reynolds 12 years ago
I had an insidence recently to send video from a DVD player in the control room to the side of a stage for a video projector in a small theatre. With NO video tie lines and with 30mins to do it, I use
Re: Video down Audio Cable
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
I have had the same experience of running video down audio cables and audio down video cables. The challenge is with proper shielding and cross talk. It took me a while to figure that audio was gettin
Either crazy or right on?
by Steve Wargo 12 years ago
On an infomercial shoot last year, we had a problem with occasional planes. The producer (from Sacramento) said that if we aimed a shotgun mic at the sky, we could later take channel 2 and use it to c
Re: Either crazy or right on?
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
Anyone that knows you Steve will say CRAZY!Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office There are three types of people in this world, those that can count and those that ca
recording a live gig?
by Nicholas Canavan 12 years ago
Hello everyone.. I'm currently making a doco on a music group in Australia. I'm using a Sony Fx1e HDV camera and since it has no XLR inputs i am recording audio seperately on a marantz pmd660, and a R
Re: recording a live gig?
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
Nicholas Canavan "I now know what you mean as far as XLR or rca etc being just plumbing," Just say the word and I can go into detail and explain the difference between balanced and unbalanced audio (
High-end Wireless System Advice Needed
by Greg Golden 12 years ago
I am the Media Pastor for my church and am about to replace some 10 year old Shure U1-UA UHF systems. These were the best ones we could find for the money when they were purchased, but I want to step
Re: High-end Wireless System Advice Needed
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
Are you running any directional antennas They can be ganged together and as along as they are within freq ranges, and they can use the same antenna and distribution. Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Pr
Open Discussion. What is going to happen Feb 2009 regarding Wireless Mics?
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
I want to start a thread regarding the Digital TV roll out and what this might mean to our wireless mics. Is it going to as big a problem as some say Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, A
Re: Open Discussion. What is going to happen Feb 2009 regarding Wireless Mics?
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
Peter Perry "That is why these freqs will become unusable...not because of new digital TV transmissions, or legality or illegality, or cable vs rabbit ears or whatever. " That is exactly the way I se
Battery Drain on the EX1.
by Michael Slowe 12 years ago
I seem to recall a thread on this a while ago but I have just got the camera. Even with the larger battery I find that it drains terribly quickly if left on the camera, even when switched off. I found
Re: Battery Drain on the EX1.
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
It would be easy to check. Take the battery off the camera and make a jumper from the battery to the camera with wires. Put a Volt Ohm Meter in series with the battery and measure the current, both wi
Video output for Sima Model SFX-M comes out black and white
by Headrick Hunkin 12 years ago
I really need help. I am trying to send the signal out from the Sima SFX-M to the projector. The picture comes out fine but it is in black and white. The monitor comes out color but the two video outp
Re: Video output for Sima Model SFX-M comes out black and white
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
I am not familiar with the Sima products but I have seen something similar. Is it possible that the projector is set on Y, Pr, Pb If so, then any composite input would be seen as a Y or Black and Whit
Problem: LCD projector makes video really dark
by Anderson Black 12 years ago
I'm not even sure what forum to post this. I was wondering if anybody ever had this problem. When I play a video through an LCD projector it's really dark. I tested two projectors and the difference i
Re: Problem: LCD projector makes video really dark
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
A simple rule with projectors. You can't project Black. I mention this because adjusting the projector won't give you the results that ambient light control will. Find a projector that disappoints you
EX 1 lens 35 mm equivalent and control q's
by randy Strome 12 years ago
Hi All, Very interested in picking up a EX 1 and had a few q's. Thanks in advance for lending you expertise. I have been out of video since I sold my first generation XL1 many years ago. Rusty at best
Re: This one too
by Ray Palmer 12 years ago
Call me when it comes in. I want to see it too. Ray 602-809-1471Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office There are three types of people in this world, those that can co
Sony XDcam PDW-F350 or Panasonic HPX500
by Peter Dorr 13 years ago
I can buy both cameras without lens at around the same price point. Initialy I prefered the Sony, but given some great enthousiasm on the panasonic I am strongly in doubt now. I am rather neutral on
Re: Sony XDcam PDW-F350 or Panasonic HPX500
by Ray Palmer 13 years ago
Steve Wargo "An associate of mine walked into my office practically in tears last week and said that one of his P2 cards won't show up in his reader or his computer slot" What a bummer! Who did this
More detail from Apple on ProRes
by Ben Holmes 13 years ago
Just read this article: http: www.appleinsider.com articles 07 04 18 a_closer_look_at_apples_new_prores_422_video_format.html which I think many of you may find interesting. Of course, we are all used
Re: Apple on ProRes and the Varicam off speed, question.
by Ray Palmer 13 years ago
Zak Mussig "To capture in Pro-Res 422 you'll need either a capture card or an io-HD. You can't capture this format over firewire w o an io-HD. " So working in Pro-Res 422 and my off speed Varicam foo
Free V.I.P. Expo Passes for NAB 2006
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 14 years ago
CreativeCOW is offering free V.I.P. Expo passes which will give you access to the NAB All-Industry Opening (Monday, April 24) and access to all NAB2006 Exhibits Click here to register using the COW's
Re: Free V.I.P. Expo Passes for NAB 2006
by Ray Palmer 14 years ago
I agree, my evenings are booked that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights during NAB. Thanks for the note and all that you do for us. Ray
Looking for a Tri Level Sync Generator. Any suggestions?
by Ray Palmer 15 years ago
We are searching the Web for a Tri Level Sync Generator as a master sync generator for our FCP suites. Any suggestions Are they all $5k and above Later, Ray Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Pho
Re: Looking for a Tri Level Sync Generator. Any suggestions?
by Ray Palmer 15 years ago
Thanks for posting this, Steven. He does a great job explaining tri-level sync. Later, Ray Ray Palmer, Engineer Salt River Project Phoenix, AZ 602-236-8224 office There are three types of people in th
NABbing
by Leandro Krukowski 15 years ago
From what I hear NAB is the place to be this April. This will be my first time, from hearing about the hype and the amount of people going its going, it's going to be crazy (awesome). I have been talk
Re: NABbing
by Ray Palmer 15 years ago
It all depends on the vendor but yes I have been able to get deals on software and hardware on the NAB floor. I have seen up to 15% off of some hardware and deals on software packages. Ray Palmer, Eng
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