C300/5D files won't down load by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Hi there C300 files.. 1080 25p.. icon mounted on desk top .. Airmac Maverick OS.. but wouldn't copy to ext HDD or desktop.. message.. some items couldn't be written or copied.. 5D had the same problem
SxS card reader to usb by Alan Lacey 2 years ago Does anyone know of a cheap alternative to Sony's SxS card reader that I can use to get the contents of my cards via usb I don't care about speed, just need a cheap alternative. Many thanks Alan Xdcam
Re: SxS card reader to usb by Robin Probyn 2 years ago I think your only alternative is Sony USB reader.. if speed isn't a problem.. I think they still sell the USB2 unit which is cheaper.. or try Sonnet express card reader.. its much cheaper but is TB ..
S x S cards and Mavericks by Ron Stanford 2 years ago I just (probably very foolishly) moved to Mavericks on my MBP and discovered that the S x S driver is not compatible with the new OS. I've looked online for an updated S x S driver that will work with
Re: S x S cards and Mavericks by Robin Probyn 2 years ago Hi Ron Slightly off point.. but like you I had a USB2 computer with the express card slot.. because the older reader was a pain with AC power and slow USB2.. but the USB2 of the computer out to HDD wa
XDCAM Transfer by Dean Longfield 3 years ago Hi, I shot a project for a client that requested I shoot in, "HDV." I shot the project using my EX1R in 1440 x 1080 60i. I then imported the footage through XDCAM Transfer. However I never imported th
Content Browser2.2.. export by Robin Probyn 3 years ago I have CB V2.. but no software for editing..I do have MPEG Stream clip .. how would i make a H264 copy from the down loaded files of say XDCAM EX.. CB export function doesn't seem to work at all .. ex
Arri Lo caster by Robin Probyn 3 years ago After some research and forum reading I took the advise of some on this forum and bought the 2 light Lo caster kit and a couple of batteries.. love the lights.. very good buy..and although small is si
Sony F55 by Viktor Kamenický 3 years ago Feature tour of the F55. http: vimeo.com 57655614#at=0 "You never want to get to get a call from the editing room" Art Adams
Re: Sony F55 by Robin Probyn 3 years ago are these guys in the camera game.. tell me its was shot by one of them,s 10 yr old kid.. nice to share info.. but that is embarrassingly bad
Lighting for Two Camera Angles Interview by Megan Dye 3 years ago Hello! In the relatively near future I will be shooting some interviews that will later be chroma keyed out. The client would like a 2 camera set up; 1 camera facing the standard front of the talent a
Unlock all clips in XDCAM Browser by Óscar Cristóbal 3 years ago First of all, greetings to everyone: So here's my problem; I've a Sony XDCAM HD F335, and I use XDCAM Browser to copy clips to a hard drive with CRC check. The problem is that all files imported are l
Re: Unlock all clips in XDCAM Browser by Robin Probyn 3 years ago Are your disc,s locked when you are down loading.. with my type 1 SXS cards.. if i down load with the write record tab on.. all the files are locked in Browser.. pull the tab and they are all unlocked
Adobe Premiere CS5. MP4 or UDF MXF by Robin Probyn 3 years ago Hi Sorry not an editor.. but a question anyway.. I have a Sony PMW500 that can shoot XDCAM EX MP4 or XDCAM HD 422 UDF MXF files. Some editors have had trouble getting the files into FCP.. I think most
Re: Adobe Premiere CS5. MP4 or UDF MXF by Tom Daigon 3 years ago It would be wise just to do a test rather then take someones word for it. Ive seen issues with XDcam but there are so many variants I cant say if you would have the same experience. Best to test. Tom
locked files by Robin Probyn 3 years ago Not quite a FCP question.. but no answer on the XDCAM forum.. Using MBP 17inch exp card slot down loading 35 GB SXS type 1 (orange ones ) via XDCAM browser,and now Content browser.. if I down load a c
Create a full reflection over glasses? by jeremy freeds 4 years ago The end result I need to create: http: tvtropes.org pmwiki pmwiki.php Main ScaryShinyGlasses The glared out glasses you see in a lot of animes. I am running lighting for a film shoot and the director
Re: Create a full reflection over glasses? by Robin Probyn 3 years ago If its a "front on" shot it would be pretty hard to do with lighting only.. its a big soft light that will light the face for sure.. I would shoot the face just off totally side on.. just be able to s
When good lighting is bad by Tom Prigge 4 years ago There was recently a mention that this board had been dead lately and needed a little livening up. When is good lighting bad I often see lighting in interviews that are over the top dramatic. A single
Re: When good lighting is bad by Robin Probyn 4 years ago Re the original post.. But then by this logic.. oh heres a boring corp shoot interview with head of sales.. just bang a camera light on him to suit the content.. Why not have a nice soft 3 4 light and
XDCAM browser NANO Flasf MXF files issues by Joe Biscotti 4 years ago Oh Learned Cow, I just upgraded to XDcam Browser v2.1 for win and I can't read files made by a nano flash. The Flash is recording MXF 1080i 59.94 Long Goop. My problem is XDCAM browser does NOT see th
HMI equivelent to my tugsten kit by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago I'm am not a Lighting Desinger and I don't pretent to be. I have gotten pretty good at lighting indoor Interview set ups. But we now find our selfs looking at doing a job that involves shooting agains
Re: HMI equivelent to my tugsten kit by Robin Probyn 4 years ago Sorry a bit off topic.. but I have found with this set up.. a tight- ish framed shot.. even with the exposures set right will always look a bit fake.. could just be the unconscious .. everyone has see
Lighting kit for Interview by diyana tahir 4 years ago What are the recommended lighting kit to get this quality of video interview shooting http: www.youtube.com watch v=LjVBM5y2BzM Thank you www.diyanatahir.com
64GB card won't mount MBP by Robin Probyn 4 years ago Sorry this isn't strictly Alexa question .But as both UDF and SXS I thought I,d ask.. cards shot UDF from Sony PMW500 won't mount on two MBP,s 10.6.8 and express card MBP 10.7.3.But 32GB does mount,so
Eggcrates by Harry Bromley-Davenport 4 years ago Hi there - I own three 2k Ianiro Blondes with barn doors and I'm looking for a better way to control them, so I'm looking into Egg Crates Grids. B&H sell a 1" grid and a 2" grid (about $100 each) whic
Re: Judging exposure 7D by Robin Probyn 4 years ago Thanks for all the advise. Yes if the 7D was the main and only camera it would be a different.. but TBH Ive found that judgung by the screen and eye has been totally fine.Its a very controlled scene..
Shotput pro + 7D footage ok ? by Robin Probyn 4 years ago Hi there I have Shotput pro on a Mac book pro.. which I use for downloading nanoflash CF card footage.. to an ext HDD.. works like a dream.. can i do the same with 7D footage CF cards.. shooting 1080
What Is Today's Workhorse Camera? by Brad Froman 5 years ago I'm curious with all the pros here, if I were going to purchase a camera, what is the camera out now (or soon to be) that is going to fit the bill for the majority of commercial & documentary work I w
Re: What Is Today's Workhorse Camera? by Robin Probyn 5 years ago Zacuto do a very good EVF.. from the HDMI plug.. which is ofcourse the weak point .. a few companies have been clever and seen a market for EVF with these camera,s that can be used for profession work
How to send big HIDEF files? by Daniel Gold 5 years ago I am working on a project where in a few weeks, simultaneous events will be happening in major cities across the USA and Europe on a given day and we will be organizing HIDEF professionals to be shoot
Re: How to send big HIDEF files? by Robin Probyn 5 years ago Hi Todd You,d be surprised how many producers dont see this side of the job as paid work :) My thoughts were more that if people dont know how to do it,have to down load software,buy DVD burners etc..
Burnt out Pixel by Robin Probyn 5 years ago Any way or how can one burnt out pixel,giving tiny white dot near center frame,be saved in post edit.. I got rid of it in the camera by doing black balance.. Thanks
Re: Burnt out Pixel by Robin Probyn 5 years ago Thanks again I wont be editing,and we did re shoot.. but if they could use the pixel out footage too would be better. Just wanted to see if it could be done.. and how much of a hassle time if it could
24 fps with ex3 and nanoFlash by Larry Morales 5 years ago hi all, i'm shooting with an ex3 in 1080 24p HQ at 35mbs. i also have a nanoflash attached to the camera via the sdi out which i have set to record on long gop at 50mbs. i've set all the settings to m
Prime Versus Zoom by Daniel Gold 5 years ago I will be shooting a short doc in India less than 2 weeks from now. I will be renting the new Sony PMW-F3L. I am trying to pick the best combination of lenses to rent within my budget. The subject is
Re: Prime Versus Zoom by Robin Probyn 5 years ago nano is also 8 bit,but you,ll be able to bump up the Mbps thats for sure.. nano is a good bit of gear and very small and light.. I can see them being used alot on this Camera and the pana version..
Bill Mills 5 years ago Robin, Thinking of a Panny 3100. Your thoughts?
Yes Iam thinking of getting one too... I have HDX900 and a Nanoflash.. but I need to get a tapeless camera sooner than later.I can rig the nano to 3100 also..so then I have P2 and XDCAM 422 HD covered [more]
Yes Iam thinking of getting one too... I have HDX900 and a Nanoflash.. but I need to get a tapeless camera sooner than later.I can rig the nano to 3100 also..so then I have P2 and XDCAM 422 HD covered.. thats the master plan anyway..
3100 is such a good price.. 2 card slot is fine for me..lower power consumption than 3700,also suits me..Im doing corp and doc work.. not concerts of multi camera stuff..or live stuff
havnt heard.. but dont see why not.. same as 3000 or 3700 for that matter. Its native 1080p.. I think that 720p maybe on the way out for Natgeo discovery .. but dont know for sure.So I wouldnt get the [more]
havnt heard.. but dont see why not.. same as 3000 or 3700 for that matter. Its native 1080p.. I think that 720p maybe on the way out for Natgeo/discovery .. but dont know for sure.So I wouldnt get the 2700 just in case..
shooting a post apocalyptic music video by noor hussain 6 years ago hey guys ! really need professional advice for this one. i will be directing a music video set in a post apocalyptic period.as we don't have a proper established media industry in our country.so i won
nanoflash settings on overcrank by eldrin flores 6 years ago I just updated my nanoflash from V 1.1.154 to Version 1.5.126 which supports overcrank, now I still have problems importing the overcrank footage to Avid. Im thinking that my settings were incorrect.
FCP firewire in from HDX900 by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Hi there Iam the cameraman but anyway trying to learn something.. not easy for a cameraman I know :) There seems to be endless problems with Varicam and HDX900 with ingesting.. as one seems to know ev
HDCAM and the BBC by Stuart Bruce 7 years ago Hello I'm trying to piece together a jigsaw based on limited information about whether we can shoot a show for the BBC on HD CAM (not SR) cameras. Please bear with me as I'm new to this. We haven't ha
Re: HDCAM and the BBC by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Hi there Ive shot for the BBC with HDCAM and DVCpro HD... I would think these two formats would account for a very big percentage of their programs,and are pretty much universally accepted eg Nat geo
PDW 700 Detail on or off by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Just mucking around with settings.. with detail off.. the picture looks very soft to me anyone else had this.. do you mostly shoot with detail ON.. Thanks
Re: PDW 700 Detail on or off by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Thanks Maurice Yes its not my camera.. I have a HDX900.. there was alot of discussion in the archives about this detail setting on the 700.One of the BBC guys who alot of people copy, had said detail
Reading TC by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Hi all When I send off an mp3 file with audio one channel TC on another... how does the transcription company get the TC from noise to numbers.. Thanks
Re: Reading TC by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Yes my recordings,well the soundguys,are separate TC and audio... basically I would always say no to these audio with TC requests as it was a real pain.. until someone came up with this great transcri
TC transcription mp3 files by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Hi there I recorded audio to channel 1 and TC from the camera on channel 2 ,using Trew audio Y transcription cable.to Olympus LS10.MP3 format So far so good.. I then sent them to prod company by youse
Re: TC transcription mp3 files by Robin Probyn 7 years ago Hi there Iam not sure.Mainly I just want to establish that the form in which I have recorded is correct.. which I believe it is.. and that the other end so to speak..deals with the rest..also I,d like
DVCPROHD Record times by Daniel Edelman 7 years ago Hello all, I'm using a panasonic AJ-HD1400 deck and I have a simple question: Why do my tapes only last half the time they are labeled I'm dubbing from an HDV deck to the DVCPro via HDSDI. The tapes I
beta cam audio by Shannon Gray 7 years ago Hello, not exacly sure where to post this but i'll try here and wont mind being corrected if this is the wrong spot. So I used to do alot of eng tv production, I was a boom op and mainly mixed on an f