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Roger Van Duyn

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Need advice on tripod pan/tilt technique
by Jen Musselman 1 month ago
Hello everyone....I am a videography hobbyist who would like to improve her tripod game. For the past year, I've been filming a college choir regularly. However, despite filming about seven concerts n
Re: Need advice on tripod pan/tilt technique
by Roger Van Duyn 1 month ago
Hello Jen, I avoid panning and zooming while the camera is rolling because of the same issues you've mentioned. Whenever possible, I pause the camera whenever I reframe. Of course, that's not possible
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My sound keeps dropping out
by Ryan Neuman 2 months ago
I operate on a Canon XA10 with Audio-Technica transmitters (lavalier mics) and receivers (Model: ATW-T1001) and lately the sound keeps dropping off. Like I'll be in the middle of a shoot and the sound
Re: My sound keeps dropping out
by Roger Van Duyn 2 months ago
It was a rather small building with a transmitter tower beside it. I believe this is the link for the station: https: radio-locator.com info W274BR-FX The location link that opens up in Google maps lo
Rant with a question
by Roy Schneider 3 months ago
Good Morning Everyone: I hope everyone is doing well. This will most likely come across as a rant in the form of a question (sorry it is so long). I had n eclectic client approach me to create an inte
Re: Rant with a question
by Roger Van Duyn 3 months ago
Hey Roy, Not much I can say to advise. It seems to me you were doing great pleasing the one guy client but have run into the problem of trying to please a "committee." It's a small committee, just two
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Server vs. Host
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Hi gang... I think I know the answer to this (or at least the first part), but thought I'd ask wiser minds in here first. At our tiny company we do maintain our own server. Well, actually, I'm throwin
Re: Server vs. Host
by Roger Van Duyn 4 months ago
I'd been using what had been one of the largest web hosting companies for my little WordPress based site. But as this big company (YAH--!) began breaking apart, and apparent security issues (at least
Canon C100 AVCHD file renaming / Avid workflow
by Kinga Rup 6 months ago
Hello, I'd like to ask for san advice: I received footage from C100 Mk I camera (AVCHD). The DP told me she had transferred files performing the name change, but what I see on the portable drive are j
Re: Canon C100 AVCHD file renaming / Avid workflow
by Roger Van Duyn 6 months ago
Don't know which version of Avid you're using. I'm using an older version, version 6. Link and Transcode iswhat I do for AVCHD files. You can probably do a search on the Avid forums for "Link and Tran
capturing HV30 (preferably directly into Avid) with no FIREWIRE PORT
by David Carr 6 months ago
I use Canon HV30, nothing else. I cut on Avid (MC 8), sometimes Premiere FCP. I am looking for a small laptop to do remote editing, but none of the capable ones (Razer etc) have firewire 400 800 ports
Re: capturing HV30 (preferably directly into Avid) with no FIREWIRE PORT
by Roger Van Duyn 6 months ago
But I don't think there is any software made by anyone, certainly not Avid, that will control the HV-30 should have "other than by firewire" at the end of the sentence. I repeat, the HDMI ports on lap
Wedding Video - Amateur or Professional?
by Vincent Simoneau 9 months ago
Hey Guys, So I normally tend to work on shorts and features in the narrative space. However, I've been asked at multiple times to shoot people's weddings. I however, am not equipped to shoot weddings.
Re: Wedding Video - Amateur or Professional?
by Roger Van Duyn 9 months ago
Hi Vincent, I don't do very many weddings anymore, my work is mostly legal videography with a little corporate thrown in. However, when I started out, I started out like most videographers concentrati
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XH-A1S Firewire Port
by Joel Servetz 12 months ago
Has anyone had to have the Firewire port on their XH-A1S repaired or replaced and what was the cost Mine seems to have stopped working. Joel Servetz RGB Media Services, LLC Sarasota, Fl videobyjoel@ao
Re: XH-A1S Firewire Port
by Roger Van Duyn 12 months ago
I haven't needed the firewire port replaced on my XH-A1S, but I did need to have the port replaced on my XH-A1 twice. There's a repair service here in Florida I used: http: www.avrepair.com If I remem
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 12 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: LOVING IT
by Roger Van Duyn 12 months ago
What's old is new. For photographs, you have Portrait vs. Landscape. But that existed long before photographs. Most portrait paintings were tall. Most everything else, such as landscapes, were painted
Basic mistake when recording with a Zoom H4nPro
by John Dericali 1 year ago
Hi people, I recently acquired a new Zoom H4nPro, and used it for a mix of recordings of interviews and conversations, using the on board mic (in stereo) and a lav mic (in 4 channel mode). However, th
Re: Basic mistake when recording with a Zoom H4nPro
by Roger Van Duyn 1 year ago
Hey John, From time to time something similar happens to me with my older H4N. And watching the levels rise and fall doesn't mean you are recording. And even monitoring through headphones won't help.
Interference type issue with Sennheiser G3 kit
by Joe Bressler 2 years ago
Hello, I just finished a shoot that utilized two Sennheiser ew100-G3 lav's. On both sets I performed a scan, used the bank with the most open channels, and synced the transmitter to the receiver witho
Re: Interference type issue with Sennheiser G3 kit
by Roger Van Duyn 1 year ago
My wireless kit isn't the greatest, but it's been adequate for the type of jobs I do. It has three Azden 35BT UHF transmitters with 310 Receiver and an even older twin (non-diversity) receiver. Like y
Capturing Canon XH A1 at 60i
by Anna Tam 1 year ago
Hi, I posted about this in two other forums (Premiere and Final Cut) because I'm really at a loss as to where to begin problem solving this. I shot a video on a Canon XH A1 and filmed it in HDV 60i se
Re: Capturing Canon XH A1 at 60i
by Roger Van Duyn 1 year ago
I never use A on the camera, always M, but I do use auto focus a lot on M. With M, the exposure stays constant unless I change it with the iris ring or the shutter speed wheel. Gain stays set at -3, 0
How Do You Move Audio In Timeline to Another Track?
by Gabrielle Mitchell 1 year ago
I'm learning Avid Media Composer using Lynda. However, I'm also working on a project. The project has external audio recorded, and I want to sync it with the video, but I can't seem to move the clean
Re: How Do You Move Audio In Timeline to Another Track?
by Roger Van Duyn 1 year ago
Thanks for the tip about the control and alt keys. Didn't know that one. Roger
Canon XL-H1 w/ a compact flash recorder Sony HVR-MRC1K
by Dave Pascoe 7 years ago
Hi Folks, Have a Sony compact flash recorder HVR-MRC1K that I'm trying to use with my Canon XL-H1. The recorder works fine with my Canon XH-A1 and ofcourse other Sony cameras, but for some reason it d
Re: Canon XL-H1 w/ a compact flash recorder Sony HVR-MRC1K
by Roger Van Duyn 2 years ago
Andrew, I have a DataVideo DN-60 that saves to compact flash like your Firestore does. EACH AND EVERY TIME I change from DV to HDV, I need to reformat the individual card in the recorder for it to wor
Best places to buy gaffer tape from?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Just wondering where people tend to buy gaffer tape from In the link below I saw the $16 per roll price from B&H, plus shipping etc., but was wondering if you could but this same tape from places like
Re: Best places to buy gaffer tape from?
by Roger Van Duyn 2 years ago
Some music stores have it. I've gotten gaff tape at my local Guitar Center. Roger
Avid and AVCHD Workflow
by Marissa Gouverne 2 years ago
Hello! I'm totally stuck here--I'm assisting on a documentary that has a lot of mixed media problems. So the main project is conducted on MC7.4, 1080p 29.97. I'm trying to figure out what to do with m
Re: Avid and AVCHD Workflow
by Roger Van Duyn 2 years ago
I'm no expert, but a lot of my work is a mixture of 1080i material from HDV cameras and 1080P AVCHD from DSLRs. What seems to work best for me is to make the project 1080i and then convert the finishe
timestamp app
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Has anyone found an app which will allow you to make a list of timestamps for video editing The situation: I'm shooting a whole bunch of interviews this week, each of which I have to edit and turn aro
Re: timestamp app
by Roger Van Duyn 2 years ago
If your camera has a bars and tone switch, you can add a couple of seconds of that afterwards to mark a section of notable footage. The bars and tone markers are quick to find by fast forwarding on th
XHA1 BNC out for recording?
by Stephen Williamson 2 years ago
Hello, wondering how you make the Canon XH-A1 output through it's BNC connector while recoding something Can not find anything in the simple settings to make this work, trying to output to at Atomos B
Re: XHA1 BNC out for recording?
by Roger Van Duyn 2 years ago
Hey Rob, You're right about the component output! Stephen just needs to make sure he gets a component to HDMI converter, being careful not to mistakenly purchase an HDMI to component converter. The se
7D freezes during video
by Jonny Finity 2 years ago
I've seen posts on 7D's freezing before, but nothing that quite matches what my camera is doing. While filming, the camera will freeze intermittently and the screen will turn to pixelated stripes; dif
Re: 7D freezes during video
by Roger Van Duyn 2 years ago
Bad memory cards can cause that type of problem. While I don't own a 7D, I did feel the pain of throwing away a CF card I'd paid nearly $150.00 for about a year ago. While it met the specifications fo
Avid Pan & Zoom Effect V6.5 vs V7.04
by Neil Ryan 3 years ago
I had a Template made up in MC v6.5 for Editors to use Stills in their Timelines. This Template used several layers, giving us the Photo on top layer, pseudo shadow layer under that, and the main back
Re: Avid Pan & Zoom Effect V6.5 vs V7.04
by Roger Van Duyn 3 years ago
I recently became aware that Avid Pan & Zoom was based on QuickTime until Avid Version 7 because of the shift from 32 bit to 64 bit. Maybe that's relevant to your problem. More info is in this thread
Need suggestion: Customer misunderstood our package and now asking for free service
by Kelly Luke 3 years ago
Hi, All, I'm in the wedding videography business. Need some suggestion on how to deal with this case: 1. Bride+Groom booked our 'Simple' package, the only deliverable is a short 5 min highlight. - We
Re: Need suggestion: Customer misunderstood our package and now asking for free service
by Roger Van Duyn 3 years ago
I'm pretty sure that lawyers understand contracts. They can't fake ignorance. They are purely and simply bullying you. You probably need to talk to your lawyer, and there are procedures for dealing wi
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Zoom h4N and Mixer Question
by Nick Karner 4 years ago
Hi everyone. Hope you're well. If I want to do an interview, two mics, zoom h4n, should I plug directly into the zoom h4n and get the levels right even if I need to bump them up to say 75-80 to get be
Re: Zoom h4N and Mixer Question
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
I'm no audio expert, but what Bill said is more or less what I try to do with my H4N and a venerable old Shure M267. But there is one difference to the approach I've been using. I send tone from the m
Bigger is better?
by Patrick Ortman 4 years ago
Happy 2014! I was thinking about this today. Seems to me, with our business at least, that the bigger a client is (in terms of budget for their video), the better our working experience. The small bud
Re: Bigger is better?
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
Isn't it great when a client dreams big, and actually has a budget to match! Roger
Uploading videos to Youtube containing copyrighted music
by Gabriel Solomon 4 years ago
Most of my wedding videos are edited with music of popular artists. Music is requested by my customer. Also, the DJ or band plays popular copyrighted music which i am obviously recording. How can i up
Re: Uploading videos to Youtube containing copyrighted music
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
From what I've read online, it depends upon the individual record label and how they feel about protecting their intellectual property. Sometimes they have an agreement with YouTube and ads are placed
so with video now everywhere is everyone swamped with work?
by ryan early 4 years ago
I keep hearing about the video revolution, everyone wants video content etc etc.. Has the new growing demand for video content increased everyones workload and if so what are the kinds of work that yo
Re: so with video now everywhere is everyone swamped with work?
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
I'm afraid we've entered the age of "The Selfie" Plus, marketing myself as a guru with "The Secrets of How You Too Can Be A Successful Video Producer, Cinematographer..." doesn't look like a good opti
My daughter as client
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
My daughter is in Latin club, and the school clubs compete in various games and things inter-scholastically. One of their projects was to make a short about some facet of mythology, but updated to the
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Re: My daughter as client
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
Hey Mark, It's good for dear old dad to feel needed. As a matter of fact, I'm getting ready to capture two more of my son's tapes for his high school JROTC. This spring will be the fourth year I've pu
Graphics Heavy Videos
by Alan Balch 4 years ago
Hello all, I've had a request to make an "emotional, pulling heart strings" video for donors. The client wants the video to be graphics heavy and fast moving and even sent a link to a video of previou
Re: Graphics Heavy Videos
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
Hey Alan, Looking at your signature, are you an actual employee of the hospital and are you being asked by your department head to make a pitch for donors to the hospital where you are employed Before
RE: Real guns on location
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 years ago
Does anyone know what the laws are with having real guns at a shoot We are going to be in a wooded area doing a show and two of the guys said they have permits to carry and conceal. Are they legally a
Re: RE: Real guns on location
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
Sounds like a disaster documentary in the making... Roger
Live encoding?
by Mike Little 4 years ago
Hi! I was watching a pro video production company do some interviews and they were running the live video from their camera directly into a MacBook Pro where the video was being encoded live (I think)
Re: Live encoding?
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
Believe it or not, there are still some tape cameras out there. I have two, with external CF card recorder. Sometimes people would capture live from the firewire output on the tape camera into a firew
Does Avid hate me?
by Kell Smith 4 years ago
So I"ve been a week in the trial of MC7, and I'm about to pull my hair out. I'm used to FCP but have decided to make the switch rather than go to fcpx. After getting past the initial media import issu
Re: Does Avid hate me?
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
When I switched to Avid about 4 years ago, my experience was similar to yours. Now I love using it. What helped me was to just forget everything about how my previous editing program worked and just s
Another Day Rate Question
by Katie McCall 4 years ago
I'm fresh out of college with a BA, living in Nashville, TN and trying to figure out this freelance thing. I've been doing my research when it comes to applicable day rates and they seem to be a lot h
Re: Another Day Rate Question
by Roger Van Duyn 4 years ago
Hi Katie. In my limited experience, only in business since 2009, pricing is more of an art than a science, but don't neglect the "science" part. You MUST charge more than it costs you to do the work,
Audio Interfernce Using Sennheiser G3 Audio Kit
by Paul McDermott 5 years ago
Hi I hope I'm in the right forum. I'm a wedding videographer in ireland and I have used Sennhesier G2 and last year upgraded to the G3 kit. I always scan for available frequencies in new locations. Th
Re: Audio Interfernce Using Sennheiser G3 Audio Kit
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
You might try the audio professionals forum. Roger
Creepy Matrix commercial
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Is it just me, or is this creepy in a bad way, regarding selling the product http: www.youtube.com watch feature=player_embedded&v=loinY8MmVq8
Re: Creepy Matrix commercial
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
I wonder about the whole point of the commercial. From my thirty years in health care, the department heads would tell the CFO of the clinic or hospital what equipment they wanted, and then budgets we
Re: Project Management and Tracking Software
by Joseph Reid 5 years ago
We use Latitude project management software in the office. Great for project and task tracking. You can create projects with a job number and all the necessary information in it. Timesheets linking ce
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What are some ways you can connect the Zoom H4n to a boom pole?
by Nery Romero 5 years ago
I have a H4n which I was using with the camera but I've recently bought a good shotgun mic and boom pole. Now I want to connect the H4n to the boom so my sound guy can have everything he needs in fron
Re: What are some ways you can connect the Zoom H4n to a boom pole?
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
A small camera case with shoulder strap can work. Sound guys often carry a field mixer in a custom case with a shoulder strap. The sound guy can probably just put the H4N in his pocket if he's wearing
Audio Level weirdness - inconsistant mixer levels.
by Neil Goodman 5 years ago
Using 6.5.2 on osx 10.8.2 i spent a few hours doing a rough mix down of a 10 minute show. Rendered all my FX, played back, everythings great. I added a visual transistion somewhere along the lines, re
Re: Audio Level weirdness - inconsistant mixer levels.
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
Sometimes when I go into multicam mode the audio level for clips that have had audio adjustments made drops way down. When I exit multicam mode, the rendered audio adjustments come back sounding like
Bidding for Series of Low-Budget Technology Corporation Videos
by Marianne Yusavage 5 years ago
Hello, It seems to be the trend these days that when corporations hire video producers, what they are really looking for is someone who will do everything (storyboarding, camera, editing, delivery in
Re: Bidding for Series of Low-Budget Technology Corporation Videos
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
I can't really add anything to what David and Mark said. I used a formula in the business and marketing forum to come up with my base rate. Then I estimate the amount of time & effort required. Then c
JVC GY-HM600 Quick Test
by Paolo Castellano 5 years ago
Hello, I was searching for other tests tutorials of the new JVC camera into the forum, and it seems that nobody posted it here (if not the camera meno), so I hope you will enjoy my GY-HM600E quick tes
Re: JVC GY-HM600 Quick Test
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
Thanks for the post. My pair of Canon's, and XH-A1 and an XH-A1S have served me well. And I really like their ergonomics. However, sooner or later I'll switch to something tapeless. The JVC is very en
HUDL copyright infringement issues
by Timothy Nordmann 5 years ago
I tape a lot of high school sporting. Usually one customer hires me to do a video then they give a free copy to a friend who either uploads it to HUDL or youtube. I put a copyright watermark on all my
Re: HUDL copyright infringement issues
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
Some battles really aren't worth fighting. Even if you win them, they can damage your reputation and make you seem like someone that's hard to work with. In business, you want to avoid acquiring a bad
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Finding new corporate video clients
by David Carey 5 years ago
I have worked in corporate video production for 16 years. I now have my own production company which was started about 2 ears ago based on my old clients. Most of the clients are gone now (business re
Re: Finding new corporate video clients
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
In general, people prefer to do business with someone that they know, like, and trust will do a good job for them. Next in order of preference is doing business with someone recommended by someone els
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How much to charge?
by Sean Ryan 5 years ago
Hey everyone, A friend acquaintance of mine is a professional photographer, she had told me early in the summer she would like me to film her taking photos of people for promotional purposes for her b
Re: How much to charge?
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
If you have a day rate or a half day rate that's where you start. Depending on how good a friend, or source of referrals she may be, you can offer a discount if you choose to. Coming up with your stan
Filming a Surgery and need advice
by Bruno Silva 5 years ago
Hey everyone. Next month I will be filming a 1hour long surgery and need some help with the project. I am renting all my gear, and here's what I have in mind. Panasonic HVX 200 camera 2 64GB P2 cards
Re: Filming a Surgery and need advice
by Roger Van Duyn 5 years ago
Make sure that everything has been cleared with the Hospital's Risk Management people, not just the surgeon. Roger
Newbie Camera Needs
by Wade Rider 6 years ago
HELP! I have decided to put 40 years of hobby to work and dip my toe in the professional videography industry. I would like to start small and build as experience allows, and I am attempting the start
Re: Newbie Camera Needs
by Roger Van Duyn 6 years ago
Hello Wade. I took a similar path as you back in the summer of 2009, starting with two HV30s I already had. Instead of the latest and greatest, I providentially came across a good deal on a used XH-A1
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