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Rick Diamond

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July 10th 2008
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Best 7" Monitor for shooting with 5d Mark III
by Warren Eig 7 years ago
Hey all, Was looking for a little advice. I'm looking for opinions on the best 7" monitor to shoot with. I'd like Waveform Vector-scope if possible. Also HDMI in out as well as SDI in out. If at all p
Re: Best 7" Monitor for shooting with 5d Mark III
by Rick Diamond 7 years ago
Hi Warren. I just bought the Ikan D7W at NAB. Beautiful image, waveform and vectorscope. You might still be able to get an NAB discount. Rick
Green screen with 5D mkiii anyone?
by Jay Levi 8 years ago
Has anyone tested or has footage of greenscreen with a 5d mkiii yet also while its a bit off the subject does anyone have a green screen in their studio that rolls up like papar background, i was thin
Re: Green screen with 5D mkiii anyone?
by Rick Diamond 7 years ago
I would only transcode to ProRes if your NLE requires it (FCP). Premiere will take the 5D files natively. Transcoding will not increase your ability to pull a clean key. To benefit from ProRes, the fo
Eliminating banding in gradient images
by Rick Diamond 7 years ago
Just created a comp that includes red solids that are spot lit, effectively creating gradients. The banding is pretty bad. Is there something I need to do to lessen or eliminate it Rick
Re: Eliminating banding in gradient images
by Rick Diamond 7 years ago
Great stuff. Thanks. Rick
Fading in a subtracted mask
by Rick Diamond 7 years ago
When changing the opacity of a subtracted mask, it doesn't fade the masked region, which is what I'm looking for, it fades the outside of the mask. I know this can be done, but can't seem to make it h
Re: Fading in a subtracted mask
by Rick Diamond 7 years ago
Thank you Stephan. Will do.
5D Mark III package for sale
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
Items and original purchase price: Canon EOS 5D Mark III w Canon 24-105 L lens: $4,300 Canon LP-E6 batteries (6), Digipower BP-LPE6 (2): $450 Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX DG OS lens: $1,300 Promaster Digital H
Re: 5D Mark III package for sale
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
Hi Warren. I'm afraid I would need to sell the package. I am willing to discuss the price however, especially since I noticed that the 5DM3 price just came down a few hundred dollars. Rick
Getting started with audio
by Pj Heller 8 years ago
I m a longtime stills photographer and, like many here, am interested in getting started with doing more video. I m attempting to put together an audio kit and am looking for some advice. I ve been re
Re: Getting started with audio
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
You should also consider getting the Juiced Link Riggy. Super clean audio and allows you to record directly to the DSLR. No need for dual system sound. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 857043-REG
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EX3 SD-SDI output
by Andrew Ryan 8 years ago
We have a small production truck with Sony DXC D50s and a Sony DFS700 switcher connected through SDI. We purchased an EX3 with the plans of going the tricaster route eventually but want to use the EX3
Re: EX3 SD-SDI output
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
Unfortunately, the SD output is pretty bad. The HD output is good though.
Canon 60D
by Chris Mahoney 8 years ago
Hi guys, I have a small problem. I shoot video on my 60D and on some shots where I am in very bright sunlight, I have been using my variable ND filter to assist in keeping my 135mmL lens wide open at
Re: Canon 60D
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
I haven't used it yet as a two camera set up. I got it for times when I wanted to achieve a more filmic look. Rick
Copy and paste In to Out in Premiere CS6 timeline
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
I just loaded CS6 and was hoping Adobe has added this feature. In FCP it was: set in and out, copy and paste. That doesn't work in CS6 however. If it can be done, can someone describe the procedure Th
Re: Copy and paste In to Out in Premiere CS6 timeline
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
Sounds like a great work-around. I'll give it a try. Rick
Image sharpness and grainy blacks/blues
by Drew Keo 8 years ago
Hello, I am ashamed to say I've used a NX5U for two years and I still have trouble with these two issues (please see clip below): Image Sharpness: I always feel as though my video does not look sharp.
Re: Image sharpness and grainy blacks/blues
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
You may need to contact Sony to have them adjust the back focus. I couldn't find it, so I googled it and discovered that back focus is an issue for many NX5Us. Sony most likely will be able to tell yo
Am I missing Something or is premiere terrible at compressing video?
by cody campbell 8 years ago
I was given this awful project where I had to take this guys presentation slides and match it to his lecture audio then push it out as mp4 so he could load it on his website (im not being a jerk by sa
Re: Am I missing Something or is premiere terrible at compressing video?
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
How about exporting a still frame of each slide as a jpg or png since they're static slides. You can then bring them into the Premiere project and extend the still as long as you like on the timeline.
EX3: Footage Seems Poor
by Blake Porter 8 years ago
We have an ex3 with stock lens and are concerned about image quality. The camera and lens have been used well for over 2 years (run n' gun). White balance always seems a bit off... Visual clarity seem
Re: EX3: Footage Seems Poor
by Rick Diamond 8 years ago
Sorry Blake, I read that as wide open iris instead of wide focal length. Yes, if the iris is closed down, the image most likely will be very soft. Rick
monitor for DSLR focus - the Goldilocks Solution
by Bob Cole 9 years ago
I'm looking for a compact, lightweight monitor for hand-held videography with my Canon 60D. I currently use the Zacuto Pro on the camera's LCD, which works, but the limited resolution of the camera's
Re: monitor for DSLR focus - the Goldilocks Solution
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Bob, take a look at the Ikan monitors. Both the 5.6" (V5600) and 7" (VH7E) have 1024x600 resolution. The 7" is newer and less expensive and has more bells and whistles. Rick
Can I offload a portion of an SxS card?
by Nick Greiner 9 years ago
Here's the scenario: We have 2 long interviews scheduled, with a break in between. Shooter wants to put everything on one 64gb SxS card. (It will fit). If I offload the first interview during our brea
Re: Can I offload a portion of an SxS card?
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Brent is correct. Use ClipBrowser in the same fashion as we talked about. You probably would want to use thumbnail view to easily find the appropriate clips. Highlight all the clips needed and drag th
Anyone shoot with an EX-1 and an F3?
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
Anyone have any experience going from an EX-1 to an F3 Out of the box - no external recorders - Kit Lenses - what were your impressions Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigita
Re: Anyone shoot with an EX-1 and an F3?
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Hi Steve. I'm very curious to find out which recorder you go with. Lots of options out now and It'll probably double at NAB. Do you plan on getting the S-log option What do you think of the new 14x se
Sonnet Echo Expresss /34 Thunderbolt Adaptor and SxS
by Craig Seeman 9 years ago
Sonnet Echo Expresss 34 Thunderbolt Adaptor http: www.sonnettech.com product echoexpresscard34thunderbolt.html SxS Memory Card Compatibility Based on testing in our lab, we expect the Echo ExpressCard
Re: Sonnet Echo Expresss /34 Thunderbolt Adaptor and SxS
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
My thinking was this device would be used as thunderbolt INPUT into the MXO2. I get it. thanks. Rick
adding CUDA cards
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
I'm contemplating adding an NVIDIA Quadro 4000 to my Mac Pro. (which kinda sucks because my Mac Pro already has a non-CUDA certified high end card) Couple of questions. Can I definately expect an incr
Re: adding CUDA cards
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Keith, thank you for the extensive and great reply. I'll go to the site you recommended for the RAM. I'll also upgrade to Lion. The latency when dragging clips on the timeline is really a problem. I h
Bin organization/copy and paste
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
I'm a new convert from FCP so I haven't figured some things out yet. Is it possible to arrange the items in thumbnail view I can do it in list view, but can't seem to be able to do it in thumbnail vie
Re: Bin organization/copy and paste
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Thanks Alex. I'll look for the thumbnails in the list view. The tile view is the one that I can't seem to sort. Most of the tiles start from the last item and work backwards, but even that is out of o
Can't create a clean DVD
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
I have a clean M2V file that I'm trying to burn to DVD using Encore (5.1). The file however looks very soft and very aliased. I know the file is clean because I used the same M2V in DVD Studio Pro wit
Re: Can't create a clean DVD
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
That's the strange part. The M2V file is clean. I can burn it using DVD Studio Pro without a problem, but Encore will not handle it cleanly. The M2V was created from a standard def DV25 timeline. I ca
Cluster Encoding?
by David Sikes 9 years ago
Hello! As we are entering the post-FCP7 era, our office is looking at alternatives for an editing platform as we continue to work with FCP7. Premiere Pro is looking likely, as we already have it on al
Re: Cluster Encoding?
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 years ago
Hi David - Here's what Adobe says about it in CS4: http: help.adobe.com en_US AfterEffects 9.0 WS3878526689cb91655866c1103a4f2dff7-79a3a.html And here's what Adobe says about it in CS5 5.5: http: help
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Recommendation for a video camera
by Tony Connoly 9 years ago
Hi all-- I am a photographer who has dabbled in video, and would like to do it more seriously. I've used a Nikon D90, Olympus E-PL1 and Panasonic GF1. Of these, my favorite video quality was the D90,
Re: Recommendation for a video camera
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Go with Richard's recommendation. You already have the lenses. The Nikon D7000 is the way to go.
Which lens would you buy?
by Bob Tanner 9 years ago
I have a job in the summer filming campers throughout the week and editing it into a 5 minute video. I'll be using Final Cut Pro for the cutting... For video I'll be using a Canon VIXIA HF S20 Camcord
Re: Which lens would you buy?
by Rick Diamond 9 years ago
Zevie, after reading your post very carefully, I think the best answer for you is to use the Canon Vixia for all of your shooting. It will give you a consistent look and using one camera will be much
Panasonic TH-42PF11UK Whites are Grey
by Dave Jenkins 11 years ago
We just purchased a Panasonic TH-42PF11UK and the whites are grey no matter how I set it up. I have the Panasonic BT-LH1700W and a Sony CRT monitor and both display the whites accurately. No matter wh
Re: Panasonic TH-42PF11UK Whites are Grey
by Rick Diamond 11 years ago
These are all good suggestions, but it appears as if the whites issue is a limitation of this monitor. I have mine hosed in HDMI from an MXO2 and settings are all correct. As Dave said, the whites are
After Effects clipping whites
by Rick Diamond 11 years ago
When importing HD footage, either xdcam ex 1080 30p or apple pro res 1080 30p from the ex source, After Effects is clipping my whites and I'm losing detail. Is there a setting I'm missing Rick
Re: After Effects clipping whites
by Rick Diamond 11 years ago
I'll play with the super white setting. Thanks. Rick
can't log in or post
by Rick Diamond 12 years ago
subject says it all
Re: can't log in or post
by Ronald Lindeboom 12 years ago
Unlike Tim, I will state the obvious and point out that you did just post. ;o) None of your posts have been deactivated nor turned off. They are all active. I just looked into the forums mechanism and
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