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Steven Bradford

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25+ years on bleeding edge of video production, interactive, camera, lighting, bluescreen, stereoscopic, dvd production, blah blah blah....

Since Feb 02, Program Chair for a new Film HD Bachelors degree program at Collins College in Tempe AZ
Member Since:
January 9th 2004
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.MTS files and no Sound in Premiere Pro CS6
by Steve Deen 7 years ago
If I drop a .mts file from my sony camera into Prem Pro, it shows video but no sound If I drop it into CS5.5 the sound works. I have downloaded an updated version of Prem Pro from Adobe today June 201
Re: .MTS files and no Sound in Premiere Pro CS6
by Steven Bradford 7 years ago
Wow. This is the best Adobe can do Adobe realizes how popular AVCHD is, right Steven Bradford http: www.3dstereomedia.com 3D company I've worked with since 1990 http: www.seanet.com bradford my person
Trying to figure out if it is worth it to continue with Apple?
by Steven Bradford 7 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone else is wondering if it makes sense to keep using Apple going into the future. We're already an all apple institution. We don't have a single pc other than a 10 year old laptop
Re: Trying to figure out if it is worth it to continue with Apple?
by Steven Bradford 7 years ago
We do have lion for our server that we use. Just using it for file sharing right now. We've already moved past FCPX. I guess my question now is, If we're not using FCPX, going forward, is there a reas
Henry Ford on FCP X
by Michael Sanders 7 years ago
I'd be amazed if someone hadn't used this quote before in relation to FCP X but I heard it today for the first time: "If I'd listened to what my customers wanted, I would have given them faster horses
Re: Henry Ford on FCP X
by Steven Bradford 7 years ago
Well-- There is also another classic: "History is Bunk." Steven Bradford http: www.3dstereomedia.com 3D company I've worked with since 1990 http: www.seanet.com bradford my personal home page, find my
Too busy working in X to follow The Debate much anymore...
by Bob Woodhead 7 years ago
Decided about 4 months ago to go fulltime X for new projects. I had decided that 1) PPro was still underwhelming 2) Smoke would never have the market penetration 3) Avid... well, I can choose what I w
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Re: Too busy working in X to follow The Debate much anymore...
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
I have my kids using Premiere Pro. They tried iMovie and just couldn't figure it out. I couldn't help them as I didn't know. I showed my middle kid (the "fashonista" if you watched my video where we s
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Panasonic HPX250
by Neal Klaeser 9 years ago
Has anyone heard anything about the HPX250 I know that it hasn't been released yet but was wondering if anyone has any interesting information.
Re: Panasonic HPX250
by Steven Bradford 9 years ago
Saw it mocked up at NAB. Lots of good changes, specifically a longer and wider lens, makes it more competive with the canons and sonys. 21x. Also will do AVCIntra recording, 10 bit 422. like it's big
Director's Viewfinder
by robert flet 9 years ago
How do I select and use a SLR camera as a director's viewfinder. I am looking for a way to work out death of field issues while I am running around with a SLR.
Re: Director's Viewfinder
by Steven Bradford 9 years ago
The Cavision one is a total joke, and a waste of money. It doesn't come with a groundglass, you're supposed to somehow find one on your own then cut it and mount it. Like most of their products, which
News: Prominent Event Videographers Shoot Summer Nuptials With Panasonic’s New AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder
by Cow News Droid 9 years ago
Bruno White Entertainment & Lafayette Hill Studios Add New Dimension to Weddings (Secaucus, New Jersey--August 17, 2010) Bruno White Entertainment (Orlando, FL) and Lafayette Hill Studios (Lafayette H
Re: News: Prominent Event Videographers Shoot Summer Nuptials With Panasonic’s New AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder
by Steven Bradford 9 years ago
That's really great-- I think we'll see a lot more of this type of event shooting now that there are easier to use cameras that give HD results, such as the Panasonic. I shot my brother's wedding in 3
News: MagiCine announces their new Alterna line of Beamsplitters for live action stereoscopic production
by Cow News Droid 9 years ago
(Westlake Village, California--June 23, 2010) MagiCine s Alterna GV-4 beamsplitter RIG provides an inter-axial travel of zero to four inches and a maximum available convergence of five degrees. This r
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The Great Camera Shootout - Required Viewing
by Max Frank 10 years ago
Brilliantly done and really informative. Now showing: http: www.zacuto.com shootout Wayne
Re: The Great Camera Shootout - Required Viewing
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
I wish they included a transcript, so I didn't have to watch the video to get to whatever conclusions or sample images were buried inside it. I got bored by the over the top title sequence. Was there
Ken Burns-The National Parks
by John Cummings 10 years ago
I know some think Ken Burns is God, but why in heaven does he still shoot 16mm film The eagerly anticipated National Parks series landed on my Plasma display tonight, and it looked like hell. Bad (and
Re: Ken Burns-The National Parks
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
That's right Terry. If this series doesn't look good on someone's large screen HD set, I don't think it's because of the decision to shoot 16mm. Something else is in the mix. Here's the most up to dat
Green Screen outdoors?
by William Mims 10 years ago
The first "Hollywood" studios were sets outside because the only way to get enough light was to use the sun. In using green screen, the problem is always getting the key light direction to match the l
Re: Green Screen outdoors?
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
This is a standard technique. It has great advantages and some big disadvantages. It was used for Star Wars in the death star trench scene, and also I believe in parts of the speedbike scene through t
Ye Olde TBC Sony BVT810 V Phase
by Jorgo Kusters 10 years ago
Hi, I have recently aquired an old Timebase corrector. The Sony BVT-810, used to be for U-Matic tapes. It is giving me problems with the V-Phase. It has an indicator LED which is either red or green.
Re: Ye Olde TBC Sony BVT810 V Phase
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
I believe this is your problem: Output3 to ref video in The TBC output should not go to the ref video in on hte deck. Looking up a picture of the 810 I found on line, what you probably need to do is s
Ligh streaking with 3ccd camera.
by Josh Munson 10 years ago
I went to the beach recently and brought along my little Panasonic PF-GS320. I noticed that all of the footage shot in low light had long vertical streaks wherever a bright light was present. I'm wond
Re: Ligh streaking with 3ccd camera.
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
I'm fairly certain that CMOS sensors don't have trouble with vertical smear at all. At least that's what a quick google confirms. Steven Bradford http: www.3dstereomedia.com 3D company I've worked wit
Start From the Beginning: I/O
by Michael Cummins 10 years ago
I've found this is one of the weak points of my experience knowledge base. What exactly are I O devices used for and what benefits do they bring over recording to tape or flash storage I've also heard
Re: Start From the Beginning: I/O
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
Actually, the component out is less compressed than the HD-SDI is, sort of. Since it is the direct analog out signal, before digitizing. Which means the digitizing is happening in your capture card, n
What camera should I use for corporate videos?
by Chelsea Householder 10 years ago
The company I work for wants to start making corporate videos, mainly with chroma key, my question is what kind of camera should they invest in Our budget is 2,000 to 5,000 and we want something that
Re: What camera should I use for corporate videos?
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
Hmm. I think I get a clearer picture now. I'd say get one of the panasonic or canon camcorders. The HV30 makes okay keys, we've used it at school a couple of times for that. A Panasonic DVX100 is also
Story on Avatar 3D videogame
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
http: www.videogamesblogger.com 2009 06 09 first-stereoscopic-3d-game-created-with-james-camerons-avatar-movie-based-game.htm Interesting story on the Stereo 3D game for Cameron's Avatar. Although I d
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Re: Story on Avatar 3D videogame
by Michael Sacci 10 years ago
My english grammar is horrible (sad to say it is my only language) but does this title even make sense "First stereoscopic 3D game created with James Cameron s Avatar movie-based game"
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VC GY-HD100u or Panasonic HMC150
by Donalog McTucker 10 years ago
Hello, I am looking for a well rounded camera for event and anything in between shooting. I like the idea of solid state so I am very interested in the JVC GY-HD100u and the Panasonic HMC150. I have h
Re: VC GY-HD100u or Panasonic HMC150
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
PS-- I'd take a close look at the new JVC GY HM100U, which is more directly comparable to the Panasonic. Steven Bradford http: www.3dstereomedia.com 3D company I've worked with since 1990 http: www.se
Mounting a jib into a truckbed
by denton adkinson 10 years ago
I've got an Ez-Fx jib with extension, cameraturret PT24 pan tilt head and shooting with the Hpx-500. My plan is to mount the jib in the back of a truck and shoot some beautiful footage of motorcycles
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Re: Mounting a jib into a truckbed
by Steven Bradford 10 years ago
What Mark said. Plus, why are using a truck to begin with That's 90% of your problem right there. My students just failed miserably trying to do the same thing with a small jib. I wished they'd asked
Where to rent/buy 1", 3/4", Betacam decks
by Karen Christensen 11 years ago
Hi, I'm working a job for a friend. She is a journalist athlete with over 30 years of footage. The footage is in a range of formats: 1", 3 4", betacam, and maybe even more. I need to find a place to r
Re: Where to rent/buy 1", 3/4", Betacam decks
by Steven Bradford 11 years ago
I think the first question is, how many tapes does she have If it's less than a dozen of each format, it makes sense to just send them out to be dubbed to a single modern digital format she can work w
Where to rent/buy 1", 3/4", Betacam decks
by Karen Christensen 11 years ago
Hi, I'm working a job for a friend. She is a journalist athlete with over 30 years of footage. The footage is in a range of formats: 1", 3 4", betacam, and maybe even more. I need to find a place to r
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Re: Where to rent/buy 1", 3/4", Betacam decks
by Bob Zelin 11 years ago
As I don't see Karen racing to respond to us, I think the real question is "is there any place locally near me, that I can transfer all these tapes for $500 ". Wake up boys ! Bob Zelin
student discounts
by Aidan Keith-Hynes 11 years ago
hi, I am a student and for some reason, I can't find a single site that sells Final Cut Studio 2 at an academic discount! any links ideas Thanks!
Re: student discounts
by Steven Bradford 11 years ago
Yes, my 3 month old "academic" version has a little sticker on the otherwise identical box o' books and discs that says "not upgradeable". So you lucked out.Steven Bradford Http: www.seanet.com bradfo
Lifespan of Sony decks?
by Mike Bartolomeo 11 years ago
Just curious if anyone had any info regarding the lifespan and number of drum hours I'd expect to get out of a new Betacam SP deck, specifically the UVW series Knowing the other series, DVW, J decks,
Re: Lifespan of Sony decks?
by Steven Bradford 11 years ago
Seriously UVW You might get 30 hours. I've seen them have problems in that small of amount of time. There's a reason they only had 60 day warranties. Why are you buying a new one You can pick up ten p
Music for Corporate Video
by Sam Pope 11 years ago
Got a question about music and licensing music for corporate video. In the past we've done some corporate video, mostly for small companies and haven't worried too much about using unlicensed copyrigh
Re: Music for Corporate Video
by Steven Bradford 11 years ago
A great response is to tell them you'll consider letting them use their music choice if THEIR lawyer writes a letter saying it's ok. We just went through this with a big accounting firm which fortunat
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Anyone tried XPro on MacBook running XP/Boot camp yet?
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Wondering if this will be a usable workaround for macbook owners until a Mac universal version of XPress Pro becomes available. Reason I'm asking is all of our students use Powerbooks but we can only
Re: Anyone tried XPro on MacBook running XP/Boot camp yet?
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Wow. I'm surprised. Sounds like an easy fix for Avid to make though.Steven Bradford
XLH1 can't zoom/rack focus simultaneously...
by Lee Adair 14 years ago
I'm new to the Canon XL line; maybe this is an issue that has come up before with the stock lenses. In full manual mode, I was trying to simultaneously zoom in and rack focus from a background to a fo
Re: XLH1 can't zoom/rack focus simultaneously...
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Well that's annoying. In any case, I can confirm that the XL2 manual zoom focus lens is slightly better anyways, at least in resolution and chromatic aberration, in our tests. I'm waiting till they ei
RS 422 deck control on Canon XLH1
by gopost 14 years ago
Hi, I am using editing systems that prevent me from using Firewire I O ... a brief read of the features says "Time Code Input and Output"... will the Canon XLH1 allow itself to be used as a deck and b
Re: RS 422 deck control on Canon XLH1
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
How about something like a Laird Firewire analog convertor They have models that put RS422 control on the firewire I believe.
Help! Multibridge Extreme Downconversion not working
by Chris Borjis 14 years ago
I need to downconvert some HD footage. I have my HD Camcorder component outputs going to the inputs of the MultiBridge Extreme and I CAN capture into FCP 5 no problemo. I've got no output on the SDI
Re: Help! Multibridge Extreme Downconversion not working
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
I don't believe you can do this yet. We've been promised this downconversion ability since before we purchased our Multibridge in november 04, and we're still waiting on it. Sometimes when you buy a p
Another greenscreen (paint) question
by dusty powers 14 years ago
Has anyone used any greenscreen paints other than Roscoe with any success I'm prepping for a Varicam shoot on very large greenscreen set which has to be painted and I'm trying to save on a bit of cost
Re: Another greenscreen (paint) question
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
This is true. However Rosco is actually the cheapest paint available. You don't have to use Ultimatte Green though, you can use Chromakey green which is cheaper, unless you're using Ultimatte Hardware
For XL H1 users..
by Derek 14 years ago
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Re: For XL H1 users..
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
We've had this camera for about a month. It really is impressive, even if you're final output isn't HD. The downconverted image is truly spectacular for a camera at this price point. It's not as good
WFM/Vectorscopes
by Sean Davison 14 years ago
I need to get hold of an HD WFM Vectorscope and was wondering id there were any FCP Software options about It needs to be real time. I'm happy to get a second computer to run it on as all tektronix ha
Re: WFM/Vectorscopes
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Actually I'm more amazed by the fact that HD edit systems cost as little as scopes. But anyways, you might want to check out the new LCD 17" monitors from Panasonic, which I believe have built in Scop
External PCMCIA for Desktop
by FargoRoss 14 years ago
Does any company manufacture an external PCMCIA card reader (likely to connect via FW or USB2) The Panasonic P2 card reader with 5 slots is cute, but way expensive. I have not seen an external USB PCM
Re: External PCMCIA for Desktop
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
How about less than $40 Here's one-- It says the platform is universal-- seems cheap enough to try, and if it doesn't work, you could return it, since it's from a mac supplier, and they claim it's uni
P2 / PCMCIA reader for G5 desktop?
by gingerbreed 14 years ago
Hey, I've got my HVX200, (Amazing) and I would like to copy one p2 card to my G5 while shooting on the other. The Panasonic 5-card thing is just too expensive and unneeded. Can anyone recommend a PCMC
Re: P2 / PCMCIA reader for G5 desktop?
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Here's one-- It says the platform is universal-- seems cheap enough to try, and if it doesn't work, you could return it, since it's from a mac supplier, and they claim it's universal platform. http: w
MultiBridge HD downconversion EVER going to happen
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
We've had a MultibridgeHD for over a year. After finally getting a working version of it in the spring, we're still waiting for the originally advertised down conversion capability. Does anyone know i
Re: MultiBridge HD downconversion EVER going to happen
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Glad to hear that. It's been a long wait.Steven Bradford
why don't new G5 Powerbooks have firewire 800
by Bill Willins 14 years ago
Can someomne explain to me why Apples all new G5 Powerbooks don't come equipped with a firewire 800 port They have 1 Firewire 400, and 2 USB 2.0 ports
Re: why don't new G5 Powerbooks have firewire 800
by Steven Bradford 14 years ago
Well, for one, it leaves capturing HD material direct from a FW800 equipped camera or deck completely out of the picture. While you could have a SATA accessory card for your HD RAID, You'd also need a
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