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Sam Lesante Jr.

Member Since:
March 5th 2003
411 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
RE: New Forum
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
Is there a "buyer beware" forum There's a company I've been dealing with for 5 yrs. that I bought a product from but has yet to give me a working unit Thanks
Re: RE: New Forum
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
Hi Tim, Sorry for the delay and thanks for the inquiry. I'll try to be brief because this issue has been going on for 6 yrs now with this company. We purchased and fully paid for a unit that we could
I need tips on a camera / gimbal
by Joe Hashey 2 years ago
Hi, I would like to create cinematic slo mo style videos but am getting lost with all the options! I'd prefer a pro-sumer style option and prefer not to use my cell phone. The videos would be hiking a
Re: I need tips on a camera / gimbal
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
I've used the OSMO. Not that great. It does a little better than just walking with the camera but you still see the up and down movements. I even got the "z axis" stabilizer for it but it still didn't
Looking for Freelance Videographer(s)
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
Looking for RELIABLE freelancer(s) who are local to the Coca Beach Melbourne, Florida area. I don't have solid dates, budget info. or how many hrs. but would like to have a list of people I can utiliz
Re: project ownership
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
Hi fellow cows, If anyone can help me out here that would great. So we have an employee, not a freelance person, an employee, employed by us. We agree on a project that they are going to take full con
Re: project ownership
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
Thanks Todd, Sorry for the confusion. We have a family owned production company. There are 4 owners and I am 1 of them. As far as us " allowing an employee to refuse your request " - we aren't in this
Phone App Maker
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
Anyone have an app for their business that runs on Android and Iphone If so, which do you use Anyone use AppyPie TIA
Field Recorder Bag Setup
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
I've never used a professional audio recorder bag before. I just bought a porta brace audio organizer bag for my DR70D and my lectrosonic mics. AO-1xb is the model. Is there a tutorial online or can s
Re: Field Recorder Bag Setup
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
Thanks Rob, When I was looking at the porta brace products, I needed something that can hold not just my DR70D. In this link for the AO-1XB it does show an audio recorder and receivers in the case. ht
For Sale: Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
http: www.ebay.com itm 282217694403 ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Wedding Expo tips
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
Hi, I'll be attending my first wedding expo to sell my videography services. Can anyone give me some do's & don'ts I.E. - I am going to have an lcd monitor showcasing some highlights of previous weddi
Re: Wedding Expo tips
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
Thanks Mark for the great tips :)
2 cameras: 24fps and 60fps - how to render?
by Tim Hilario 3 years ago
Hi all I recently bought a new body and it shoots up to 1080p 60fps - great for slow mo! My backup body only shoots 1080p 24fps. I am filming a wedding and need the slow mo for the highlights but I al
Re: 2 cameras: 24fps and 60fps - how to render?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
If you really need the slo mo I'd shoot it in 60p with the one cam and 24p with the other and drop it in a 24p timeline. Just my 2 cents :)
RE: Industry Standard
by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 years ago
So I'm having this debate with someone who we bought a unit from years ago and it's still not working (that's another story.) He's claiming that 59.94 sec is not an industry standard anymore. He's say
Re: RE: Industry Standard
by Blaise Douros 3 years ago
Depends on the industry. I just delivered a project for a mobile jumbotron-type screen, and the specs were 60.00p at 720p. If you're in the mobile event screen industry, then maybe that's the industry
1 inch tape transfer...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 years ago
Does anyone know who does transfer from 1 inch tape to digital file If so, email me at ssp@ssptv.com TIA
Allentown, PA - Buyer/Seller BEWARE
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 years ago
I love the Lehigh Valley so this is a buyer seller beware alert. I sold an item to the owner of Super Geeks over 3 months ago. The got the item and said it didn't work. So they shipped it back and we
RE: Sony FS5
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 years ago
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but here goes :) Just purchased the Sony FS5 with lens kit. Have some issues with it and was wondering if anyone else had one and had the same issues.
Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K and green screen
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 years ago
I know this just came out but maybe someone can help me with a tech question. Thoughts on whether to record 4K internally at 4:2:0 using V-log or do i record 4K externally 4:2:2 using the Atomos Shogu
Will old lens work on new camera?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 years ago
I have an old sony dxc-325 with canon lens ph15x7b II 7-105mm Will this lens work on today's canon dslrs TIA Sam
Re: Will old lens work on new camera?
by Blaise Douros 4 years ago
No. Besides the mount being incompatible, the lens is designed to cover a much, much smaller sensor than the ones found in DSLRs.
Has anyone ever used this product?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 5 years ago
Hey All, I was wondering if anyone has ever used this product. http: www.bhphotovideo.com explora video hands-reviews dsi-rf-newsshark-portable-new-transmission-system If so, can you please let me kno
HDMI video output display
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
I'm working on the new mac pro. Right now i have two apple monitors as my displays going from dvi to thunderbolt. Is it possbile to hook up a monitor to view the output of FCP using HDMI TIA Sam
Re: HDMI video output display
by John Davidson 5 years ago
Easy solution is to get a blackmagic ultra studio mini monitor for about a hundred bucks. Otherwise you could use the HDMI out and treat it like a third monitor and put your Project Viewer on that mon
monitor hookup
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
So i have the new mac pro. Right now i have a 4k display hooked up to it as my only monitor. The problem is it only has a 30hz refresh rate when connected to the mac pro. Which means my playback and m
Re: monitor hookup
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Sure. See here: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 29278#29278
re: personal YouTube channel
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
This isn't really a post about business or marketing but I didn't know where to ask. My nine year old daughter wants a private YouTube channel. She says she's only going to give it to a couple people.
Re: re: personal YouTube channel
by Stephen Smith 6 years ago
I would tell your daughter she can't upload anything without your permission. If you help her get the channel up you will be able to monitor it. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo
Is this ok to show on tv?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
We produce a local show with a plastic surgeon. One of the segments is going to show clips of a nipple reconstruction. Normally we blur the nipple but in this case it would defeat the purpose. What ar
Re: Is this ok to show on tv?
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
The channel and time of day matter. Broadcast vs. cable, even basic cable, makes a difference. A censor is going to consider the purpose of the show and if the context and shots surrounding the image
RE: Real guns on location
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 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 Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
Thanks all for the replies. I just got more details of the shoot. I'm in Pennsylvania. We will be on private land and 2 of the "on camera" guides have handguns. Here's the thing, the segment we are do
Need new News music
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
Does anyone have ay suggested sites where I can buy outright some news music pkg.s TIA Sam
Re: Need new News music
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
thanks :)
RE: Copyright issues with old show
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
Can i use a MIDI file of a tv theme song for free If so, can my client play it in his restaurants TIA
Re: RE: Copyright issues with old show
by Jason Jenkins 6 years ago
Sometimes you can find royalty free songs that are produced to sound similar to the popular song, but are different enough to avoid copyright issues. I wanted to use 'Eye of the Tiger' once, and I man
RE: Copyright issues with old show
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
Hey fellow cows, I am hired to put together a bunch of old commercials for a client that is only going to run in their restaurants. However, they want to use the opening sequence to a national tv show
Re: RE: Copyright issues with old show
by Sam Lesante Jr. 6 years ago
thanks all - appreciated :)
Clip is jittery after encoding
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
After i make an hd .mov from fcp i encode it in media encoder using the h264 vimeo hd codec. When it's done, the whole thing looks like someone put a strobe on it. anyone else have that happen If so,
Re: Clip is jittery after encoding
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
Forgot to mention that I did try making another .mov in compressor using the h264 codec, but got the sam e thing. I am trying now to export my hd mov form fcp out of quicktime as an mov
Rendering hell! Need advice
by abcd zz 7 years ago
I need help! Everytime I render a clip on my sequence, every other clips in the sequence needs to be rendered again (yellow bar). The strange thing is sometimes it is alright. I have been editing for
Re: Rendering hell! Need advice
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
Off the top of my head, It could be the fact that u r using alot of effects and or maybe there's an issue with the hard drive. I also find that if i have alot of other programs open it slows down too.
Slow motion with 24fps
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
I have a 24fps clip that I want to make slower. When I use the FCP % option under the motion tab it creates sort of a ghosting effect. Does anyone know how to make it slower using Cinema Tools from wi
Re: Slow motion with 24fps
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
cool..thanx
Video Enhancement software
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
We had some Federal agents in asking if we could enhance video for them. I did the best i could with what FCP had. Was wondering if there was software that is made for that (almost like what is done o
Re: Video Enhancement software
by Daniel Sametz 7 years ago
Enhance 34 to 46 Pull back, Wait a minute, Go right, Stop...
Jittery Video when compressing
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Ok, so here's the sitch :) Usually when I am done in FCP I make an .mov out of my timeline, throw it into media encoder and send it on it's merry way to youtube. However, yesterday media encoder decid
Re: Jittery Video when compressing
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
BTW I'm running 5.0.1.0 on a mac os x version 10.6.8 with 2 x 2.4 ghz quad core intel xeon and 20 gb 1066 mhz ddr3 memory :)
Light rentals
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
I am shooting an MMA fight in a month. I may need to bring some lights with me. They would need to be right up against the cage and probably have to be led so they don't heat up the fighters. Does any
Re: Light rentals
by Dennis Size 8 years ago
These are the wrong lights for the job. Where are you shooting DS
Headset mics for sports event
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
I am taping an MMA event in a month. There r going to be 2 commentators. Does anyone have a good headset mic I could use for them that will fit into my wireless Lectrosonics um400a receiver I found th
Re: Headset mics for sports event
by Eric Toline 8 years ago
Actually you want them to fit into the transmitter. Any of the ones you listed will work once you get the right connector attached. For Lectro you'll need a TA5F. Eric
p2 driver erased my data
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
So one of my macs died today. I had media on the drives that I was working on. But I still had the media on my P2 cards. So I went to another one of our macs, installed the p2 driver software and thou
Re: p2 driver erased my data
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Thanks Jan and Steve. I did call Panasonic in NJ but got their voicemail. I will try again. I'm not sure what the heck the driver did to the cards. When I put the cards back in the camera to playback,
Pneumatic Mast For Sale
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Bought it used but never used it By Willburt, 19 yrs old. Mast weight is 54 lbs. Maximum payload capacity is 40 lbs. Nested height is 6 feet and extended height is 26 feet 10 inches. Mast operates off
Re: Pneumatic Mast For Sale
by Daniel Segal 7 years ago
Do you still have this mast or any others available
Do people here feel safe buying used mics?
by Noam Osband 8 years ago
When it comes to gear, I usually buy new electronics and used for something mechanical like a tripod. I m looking for a shotgun, and dont mind paying more for a gun I can use for many, many years. I m
Re: Do people here feel safe buying used mics?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Nope...all four cut out
Day Rates...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
I searched the archives but only found a thread from 4 yrs. ago So, fellow cows, what would a reasonable day rate (5 hrs with 3 hrs. drive time) be for someone who has their own boom mic & pole Around
Re: Day Rates...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Thanks again!!
An inquiry
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Hi fellow cows, I did not know where else to post this since there is no "general mac" forum I am going to do a full wipe of my system. This is my first time doing this. I wanted to get your opinions
Re: An inquiry
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Awesome!! Thanks a bunch!!
What are Waveform Render Files?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Couldn't find it on google search was wondering if any of you knew TIA
Re: What are Waveform Render Files?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 8 years ago
Awesome, thanks for the info
Reporter / Videographer / Editor (Hazleton, PA)
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
News 13 SSPTV in Hazleton, PA is looking for an entry level reporter who can operate as a "multi media journalist." This means to have the ability to shoot, edit and write news stories. - Flexible sch
Re: Reporter / Videographer / Editor (Hazleton, PA)
by Sally Volk 9 years ago
Hi Sam, I'm very interested in the position.
Technical Director/Editor/Videographer (Hazleton, PA)
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
News 13 SSPTV Hazleton, an affiliate of Sam-Son Productions, Inc. is looking for a technical director for our live at 5pm newscast. Some of the other duties will include; - Create review news related
need advice on technical artwork terms
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
I have been using photoshop for a couple years. No formal training, just doing stuff with it that is pretty basic. I made a dvd cover for a client. They are having it mass produced. The company making
Need a new tripod...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Any suggestions on which tripod would work best for me I have a Panasonic HPX 500 with a dual on board light, an Anton Bauer Hytron 140 battery and three wireless receivers. So it's pretty heavy. And
Re: Need a new tripod...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Awesome..thanks for the input..I'll do some research. Sam
Need a new tripod
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Ok...losing my mind. I did click on the right forum. Everytime I click Broadcast Design it brings me to Motion Graphics.
Re: Need a new tripod
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 years ago
Sam - This forum used to be called Broadcast Design, but they now call it Motion Graphics - I guess it didn't get changed everywhere, or it's just to keep us on our toes. Joe Bourke Creative Director
Need a new tripod
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Sorry...just realized my post was in the wrong forum. Unless any of you have a tripod solution :)
Need a new tripod
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Any suggestions on which tripod would work best for me I have a Panasonic HPX 500 with a dual on board light, an Anton Bauer Hytron 140 battery and three wireless receivers. So it's pretty heavy. And
Need some critiques...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Hi Fellow Cows, I would like some critiques on my very first pilot of my very first reality show. Don't hold back, give me the good, bad and the ugly :) Here's the link http: ssptv.com show.php show_i
Re: Need some critiques...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Thanks to all for the awesome insight. I will get the show on youtube in a couple of days. Alot of great things to think about for the next episode. I didn't want to give alot of background on the pro
Need some critiques...
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 years ago
Hi Fellow Cows, I would like some critiques on my very first pilot of my very first reality show. Don't hold back, give me the good, bad and the ugly :) Here's the link http: ssptv.com show.php show_i
Re: Need some critiques...
by David Johnson 9 years ago
My two cents is that its very good. The only thing that came to mind as a possible improvement stems from something a teacher told me a long time ago ... there should always be a logical reason ration
Corrupted tapes?? - please help!!!
by Naor Elimelech 10 years ago
Hi to all, I have shot a project for a client on a Sony A1 (small HDV) of 16 miniDV tapes altogether. Where this cam has never given me any issues before (as this client is particular about me using i
Re: Corrupted tapes?? - please help!!!
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
You might have a bad batch of tapes or maybe the tape was near some magnetic pulse that caused it's errors. As far as sending the tape out to a specialist, I doubt they will be able to fix it. Once th
Chip problem on HPX500
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
Has anyone had this happen to them I white balanced as normal and recorded a couple segments. When i finished and was looking at the clips to transfer i noticed one of the segments was missing the red
Re: Chip problem on HPX500
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
How are you monitoring
Need a show name
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
Hello fellow cow's I am in the process of shooting a reality show set in a custom motorcycle shop. They also do tattoo's. The name of the cycle shop is called DeathRow Motorcycles and the tattoo parlo
Re: Need a show name
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
Hey Chad, Thanks for the titles. I'll let you know if we choose yours. As for the betamax dubs, I did not get them transfered yet. That deals with one of my side projects and right now i am swamped wi
Need a show name
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
Hello fellow cow's I am in the process of shooting a reality show set in a custom motorcycle shop. They also do tattoo's. The name of the cycle shop is called DeathRow Motorcycles and the tattoo parlo
Re: Need a show name
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
See my post in the Broadcast Video forum: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 21 859870 Stephen Smith
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