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Robin Probyn

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July 23rd 2005
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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Questions Sony PMW-350: Recording nanoFlash + MatteBox + Audio + Light
by Richard Film 3 years ago
Hello, In February of 2014 I'm gonna buy the Sony PMW-350 including a nanoFlash recorder. I was hoping anyone could help me out on these questions: Camera: Sony PMW-350L Lens: Canon KJ20x8.2B ISRD Mem
Re: Questions Sony PMW-350: Recording nanoFlash + MatteBox + Audio + Light
by Robin Probyn 3 years ago
when I was using a nano flash,you could record without "media" in the camera.. but only by activating record at the nano flash .. I bought a remote cable eventually.. as a real pain when mounted on th
CB export to AVCHD
by Robin Probyn 3 years ago
This option is greyed out for me.. how can I make that work.. Thanks
Re: CB export to AVCHD
by Robin Probyn 3 years ago
Ok thanks..
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
Re: XDCAM Transfer
by Robin Probyn 3 years ago
Ok thanks again Ian
SxS device driver for MacBook Pro slot not working under clean install of Mavericks
by Martin Phillips 3 years ago
Just done a clean install of Mavericks onto the MacBook Pro - whilst everything else seems to work fine (SxS footage into FCPX, Content Browser and XDCAM Transfer) there is no recognition when an SxS
Re: SxS device driver for MacBook Pro slot not working under clean install of Mavericks
by Robin Probyn 3 years ago
Ok thanks Ian
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
Re: Content Browser2.2.. export
by Robin Probyn 3 years ago
Hi Ian Ok thanks
2/3" camera operators - has anyone stopped using typical viewfinders?
by Seth Marshall 4 years ago
I used to love my B&W normal style viewfinder. I know there are color ones too but don't own one. Nowadays there are much cheaper EVFs (like Zacuto) or even small LCDs you can attach to rails. Has any
Re: 2/3" camera operators - has anyone stopped using typical viewfinders?
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Ive used the Zacuto one.. but they all seem to get wobbly during the day or get knocked a bit.. and its really off putting when they arent exactly horizontal.. and they need batteries.. basically a pa
Arri Lo caster
by Robin Probyn 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Re: Lighting for Two Camera Angles Interview
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
I wasnt the one to invent the side on.. originally Z1 and now 5 7D side shot.. but it was started many many years ago .. 15 years ago or more ! it was seen as original.. edgy.. quirky ..rock and roll.
Unlock all clips in XDCAM Browser
by Óscar Cristóbal 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Re: locked files
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Yes understood that.. just referring to my own small brain power.. :) Thanks
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 4 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
Shooting PAL on a Sony PDW 800 with a 60HZ electricity supply at 50i ~ a few questions.
by Simon Cox 4 years ago
I'm taking a Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM to an oil rig soon. It's for UK (PAL) broadcast and we should be shooting 1080, 50mbps, 4:2:2 HD, interlaced. The rig operates on a 60Hz electricity supply so I presum
Re: Shooting PAL on a Sony PDW 800 with a 60HZ electricity supply at 50i ~ a few questions.
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Ok glad if went well.. yes the LEDs off battery shouldnt flicker for sure.. Thanks Robin
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
Re: XDCAM browser NANO Flasf MXF files issues
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Any news on this.. Thanks
Hyper Gamma 4
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Hi there Anyone using this gamma curve a lot.. any hints tips to share.. Thanks
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
Received footage copied from optical disc to hard drive via Windows Explorer - any hope?
by Peter Jay Gould 4 years ago
I've received a hard drive full of footage that was created out-of-country, in which the media from a multicam shoot was copied directly in Windows Explorer (no drivers or utility software installed).
Re: Received footage copied from optical disc to hard drive via Windows Explorer - any hope?
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Hi Pete Does this apply only to windows .. or would the same procedure i.e. copy with desktop only.. from a disc footage to a HDD .. result in the same problem.. Thanks
What's the best simple lighting gear for a single person doing run n' gun filming?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I'm starting a project next year where I'll often be by myself, doing sound and image. I want a few simple lights to carry around. Given space concerns, I'd want them to be versatile and smallish. I h
Re: What's the best simple lighting gear for a single person doing run n' gun filming?
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Presuming the light would be used mostly for interviews . traditionally you would need a soft light for the face.. if its the style you want.. I would recommend a Kinoflo diva 200.. or one of the LED
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
Re: Lighting kit for Interview
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
lovely subject matter though..
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
Re: 64GB card won't mount MBP
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Sorry miss type.. Slot or reader.. neither one works for the 64GB.. Thanks
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: Eggcrates
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
I thought that was a yoke when i read Diane,s post..
HDX900 camera mic on Sony PMW500
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Will the Pana HDX900 mic fit on Sony camera,s too anyone tried.. Thanks
So is there any real competition to light panels 1x1?
by Al Bergstein 4 years ago
Seems many pros use them. Is there no real competition of quality vs price I see Roscoe etc. is build quality vs output not really there Currently using flourecents. Al
Re: So is there any real competition to light panels 1x1?
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Another poster on this forum who really knows his stuff,has always recommended the Arri Locaster as the best of all the LED lights out there.. for ENG on the road lighting situations.. if you dont min
Should I buy a HPX3100 or a PMW500?
by Peter Corbett 4 years ago
Just looking for a utility camera for general run-and-gun to replace my ageing H-series Varicam and SDX900. I already have a Sony F3 for commercials and music videos which has been fantastic, but I fe
Re: Should I buy a HPX3100 or a PMW500?
by Robin Probyn 4 years ago
Im sort in the same situation.. I have a pana HDX900 with a nanoflash.. works fine.. but will have to go totally tapeless sooner than later. I had my eye on the 3100.. but get very few requests for P2
Lower cost alternative to P2 cards and Firestore?
by Phil Lister 5 years ago
Is there a lower cost to using either P2 cards or a Firestore drive Can you use a laptop and external drive somehow Before I can afford any P2 cards or a Firestore, I need some work, but I can't get a
Re: Lower cost alternative to P2 cards and Firestore?
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Phil people are helping you here.. you need to sit down with a nice cup of tea.. and look for another line of work.. Good luck to you sir..
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Judging exposure 7D
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Is it ok to judge exposure... in constant light situation pretty much just off the screen.. Thanks
Re: Judging exposure 7D
by Robin Probyn 5 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..
7D 8GB how long recording total
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Recording at 1920 25p with San Disk Extreme 30 MB s Thanks
Re: 7D 8GB how long recording total
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Yes forgot about that.. thanks
Quick Settings for HDX900
by Laurel Andrews 5 years ago
Hi All i just need to know the quick basic settings to use this camera like exposure settings white balance and colour ect.as this camera have so much info and when you hire you really do not have the
Re: Quick Settings for HDX900
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
dont get too panic stricken :) just an hour at the rental with some one will sort it all out.. most you dont change anyway.. you have to decide your recording format .. pretty basic.. if shooting prog
Shotput pro + 7D footage ok ?
by Robin Probyn 5 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
Re: Shotput pro + 7D footage ok ?
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Thanks for your time .. Roger and copy that advise sir..
Varicam Audio Attenuation and Power Consumption Questions
by Tim Polster 5 years ago
Hello, I am a new Varicam "H" owner and really like the camera. I wanted to ask the community about two things. Since this camera has been out for a while maybe they have already been addressed. 1) I
Re: Varicam Audio Attenuation and Power Consumption Questions
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Its the ext switch just above on off power switch.. at the front ie towards the lens.. As John says.. if your not running tape.. you will ofcourse have to hit record on the nano.. or get a remote cabl
Spot on the lens
by John Rosson 5 years ago
All, I've got a slight -- but discernable spot on the lens of my HDX900. It doesn't look like a chip but may be -- it's about half the size of the head of a pin -- and it doesn't want to clean off the
Re: Spot on the lens
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
You may have to do Blk balance a few times.. also close the close right down to blk and see if you see a tiny white spot.. Dirt on the front element is more lively to be like a smudge.. than a tiny pi
Focusing and Action Scenes
by Jack Niedenthal 5 years ago
First, let me thank all those who put up with my posts that admittedly make me look like a neophyte, but the internet is the only resource I have, I live in the middle of nowhere. I am filming in 720
Re: Focusing and Action Scenes
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Longer the lens and wider open the aperture will make focus more critical .. When the subject is 60 feet away the focus will be less critical till the subject is close by.. So you could start wide -is
Down load to Windows HDD from Mac
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Hi there Is it ok to down load footage P2 or XDCAM 422 HD MXF files, to a windows formatted ext HDD ,using shotpot pro but via a Mac book pro computer.. or down load to a mac formatted ext HDD and a w
Re: Down load to Windows HDD from Mac
by Robin Probyn 5 years ago
Ok thanks..
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
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 6 years ago
Robin, Thinking of a Panny 3100. Your thoughts?
Robin Probyn 6 years ago
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]
Bill Mills 6 years ago
Do you work in Hong Kong
Robin Probyn 6 years ago
havnt for ages.. sometimes China
Bill Mills 6 years ago
Robin, Have you heard if Nat Geo or Discovery are putting the 3100 on their gold standard for Hd
Robin Probyn 6 years ago
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]
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
Re: shooting a post apocalyptic music video
by Robin Probyn 6 years ago
haha thats so true.. I believe the origins are from 1980,s music video,s.. and totally knackered art department throwing out a couple of burning barrels.. used to keep the extra,s warm on freezing ind
PDW-F800 XDCAM - it's awfully quiet out there
by Chris Cardno 7 years ago
Maybe this is on a different board but I've been very surprised that there has been so little chatter regarding the 800 XDCAM. The camera was released over four months ago yet there have been very few
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Re: PDW-F800 XDCAM - it's awfully quiet out there
by Robin Probyn 7 years ago
couldnt have put it better myself!
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
iphone sound
by Robin Probyn 7 years ago
Is iphone sound quality good enough for ambient sound for broadcast tv. Thanks
Re: iphone sound
by Robin Probyn 7 years ago
Hi Bill Yes all understood,and I guess wind noise would be the killer for anything outside.. more as a that or nothing type situation..
Difficult decision - F900 and EX3 coming in at same price
by Dave Marks 7 years ago
Hi I was hoping I could get a little help with a problem that s causing me sleepless nights. - I m due to be shooting a funded dramatic short in 2 weeks and I have to decide between two camera options
Re: Difficult decision - F900 and EX3 coming in at same price
by Robin Probyn 7 years ago
I,d go with the F900 for sure.. rather than a prosumer camera.. unless your going into a war zone or climbing a mountain .. :)
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
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