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Todd Terry

Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc., a small but full-service creative agency and production company. Three employees. Shoot 35mm film, e35mm, C300, HD, and SD. Crane, Steadicam, crab dolly, etc. Three NLE suites with Adobe CS6 and Matrox MX02 systems.
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October 6th 2006
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Huntsville, Alabama
Canon C100 500hz audio hum
by Brad Allgood 1 day ago
Hi internet - Here's the deal. I have a Canon C100 with the latest firmware, but have been having audio issues with the camera. There is a fairly regular 500 hz hum in the camera audio. What can cause
Re: Canon C100 500hz audio hum
by Todd Terry 1 day ago
That is mysterious. Any time that I've experienced a hum in my Canon (C300 PL) we've been able to trace the issue, which was invariably a mic cable... either the cable itself was bad, had a bad connec
A milestone, of sorts....
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
I just wanted to take a sec to share a little good news with my friends in the B&M forum. Hopefully I will sound at least a little bit humble and grateful, and not braggadocios, as that is what I trul
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Michael Rubin liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: A milestone, of sorts....
by Todd Terry 2 days ago
NICE Mark! Strangely enough, I haven't used my "one HMI" setup in a very long time... until yesterday when it was the right thing in my bag-o-tricks for a setup that sounds awfully similar to yours...
Canon C300 mkII what increment to use with 180 angle shutter?
by sara jones 4 days ago
Hello all, I would appreciate advice. I filmed with my C300 mkII (first time ever), and set shutter to 180 angle. I was on fieldwork without access to any internet etc and took a (foolish) wild guess
Re: Canon C300 mkII what increment to use with 180 angle shutter?
by Todd Terry 4 days ago
I'm not sure what the problem with your footage might be (hard to guess without seeing it), but I don't think you did anything wrong. The "shutter increment" which you say was set at 1 4 doesn't have
Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Thought you'd enjoy this email exchange between an counseler and myself. She advertised on videographies.com looking for someone to shoot and edit a half hour course for her. Here's the enchange afte
Re: Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
Greg Ball "I don't understand the anger and rudeness from a professional anger counseler. That,s just asinine." It's really pretty simple.... T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative
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Need small magazine examples from Canon Cameras for workflow application
by Gunleik Groven 2 weeks ago
Hi We're developing an ingest logging production-management tool (Qi) that is partly based on recognizing and treating different cameras by individual rules (say you want all C300 material automatical
Re: Need small magazine examples from Canon Cameras for workflow application
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
Hi Gunleik... maybe you could list the particular cameras you need to add to your list For example, I pretty much shoot only with the C300, and I'm guessing you already have that one so I wouldn't be
Need to buy new camera
by Johnny Laty 3 weeks ago
I have a canon xlh1 but the firewire port is broken. I am also looking to record on sd. I'm shooting a movie out in the mountains this summer and I was thinking selling my camera and buying a differen
Re: Need to buy new camera
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
You've got three things going on that affect your exposure, that all work in concert: The ND ring on the lens, the aperture of the lens, and the sensitivity of the chip (the gain). Johnny Laty "When t
Chroma-key Lights
by Jack Steiner 1 month ago
Hey members, I am preparing myself to open a chroma-key studio (green-key + infiniti white) on a surface of 400 square meters. The purpose is pure for rental of the studios. I'd like to get an idea of
Re: Chroma-key Lights
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
I will completely and totally defer to Dennis here... good advice from him. My milieu is much more single-camera cine-style DP work... Dennis is a thousand times more the king of the studio-type envir
Best LED-light to light a chroma key
by Jack Steiner 2 weeks ago
Hey folks I am wondering what the best and most eco-friendly LED-light is to light a chroma-key studio with a height of 22 feet , a length of 44 feet and a depth of 38 feet. We prefer lights that are
Re: Best LED-light to light a chroma key
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
If these are just for wall washing green screen, there is no need to buy bi-color instruments. Bi-color heads are going to be more expensive (and not as bright) as equivalent single-color instruments,
Wildlife photography tips
by Adam Belle 3 weeks ago
I m going to Longleat zoo and am looking to rent a telephoto lense for close up of the animals. This is the lense im renting - a canon 100-400 f4.5, I currently have a 5d mk2. Is it also worth renting
Re: Wildlife photography tips
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Adam Belle " Is it also worth renting a 7D for the crop sensor and that little bit extra zoom " No, it's not, because it doesn't really get you anything. For example, a 200mm lens is a 200mm lens no
parfocal incompatible with autofocus?
by Bob Cole 3 weeks ago
I've been holding off buying a 4k camera, even though there are several great models, because of the cost of a good zoom lens. I thought I'd found the ideal solution: Sony's18-110mm e-mount for the FS
Re: parfocal incompatible with autofocus?
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Gary Huff "Unfortunately, that defies the laws of physics." Obviously... hence my leprechaun analogy. Or Unicorn. The Canon f 4 is probably a decent trade-off... but a lot slower than I'd like. The C
PAL vs NTSC and frame rates
by Mike Tyler 3 weeks ago
Hey people, so after a recent shoot with my Sony a6000 a few questions came to my mind... I've shot at 50 fps PAL at 1 60 shutter speed... (now I know it should've been 1 100th - but to me, the video
Re: PAL vs NTSC and frame rates
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Mike Tyler "it's probably not optimal to shoot at above 25 fps when I don't intend to slow down the footage." Correct, you should really not overcrank unless you intend (or think that it is fairly li
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Canon XF100
by Ron Rothstein 6 years ago
Has anybody had any experience shooting with this new CANON camera I just shot a small promo with the Canon 5D MachII and was terribly disappointed with the focus ability when trying to shoot a person
Re: Canon XF100
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Well, it just seems that (I will say a little bit sadly) that it has become more and more an autofocus world... for anything other than really high-end stuff these days that more seems to be the norm.
Clamp for Floresent softboxes to have 2 on a stand
by Ben Edwards 1 month ago
Hi. We use photo 'bulbs' (the curly ones) with soft boxes to light a greenscreen. currently we have 2 on stands (one each side). What we cant to do is have 2 softboxes on either atand (they are verry
Re: Clamp for Floresent softboxes to have 2 on a stand
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Personally I'd probably just grind that quarter-inch stud off. Fix their wagons from the get-go. :) T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment,
Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Jack Steiner 1 month ago
I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Jack Steiner "Why is a HVAC important " High-end studios will have HVAC systems that run completely silently. You obviously don't want the heating or air conditioning making any noise. Sadly we do NO
Betamax
by Rich Rubasch 1 month ago
Anyone in the Madison WI area or Milwaukee Chicago area have a working Betamax machine laying around Have a few old tapes to transfer! Would love to do it here rather than send them out. Rich Rubasch
Re: Betamax
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Yeah... I haven't seen an actual Betamax deck in probably, oh, 25 years or more. The last one I saw was at my friend Robert's house, it was their bedroom VCR and had had the same tape stuck in it for
Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Ben Edwards 1 month ago
I have a kit of 3 Ianiro Lilliput 650w open faced lanterns which have served me well but would like to change them for Fresnels so I get more control. Was wondering if I should go for something like t
Re: Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Will give that some thought, John... I sure do like the idea of them... The thing is, our lighting needs have changed so much over just the past few years, with cameras so much faster now (so much of
Fs7 grain
by D j Harris 1 month ago
Hi, I'm asking this question from the perspective of post production - we have an Fs7 but we often seem to have terrible trouble with grain and digital pixelly noise, particularly in dark areas. Any k
Re: Fs7 grain
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Blaise Douros "And to address your comments, Todd, yes ISO 2000 does seem high until you know that the FS7 has three built-in physical ND filters:" I hear ya, Blaise... my C300 has the same three bui
Lighting for white background
by Bartek Bart 2 months ago
Hi, I need to make the video interview on white background. I made some shots, but I have some problems with lightning. The actor is to flat in my opinion, and also to gray. Later I'll put here sample
Re: Lighting for white background
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Bill is right, its your wide iris that is causing your focus issues due to the shallow depth of field. Me, I'm personally usually an uber-shallow DoF guy... I'll typically shoot f 1.3 or thereabouts,
Canon c300 mark ii vs Sony FS7 Lens Test
by Micolli Davis 2 months ago
Hi guys, I have been given a task to do a camera and lens test. The task is to do a lens test between the Canon c300 mark ii and Sony FS7. Compare the differences e.g. the lens resolution, lens contra
Re: Canon c300 mark ii vs Sony FS7 Lens Test
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
That's a tiny bit confusing.... Are you doing a LENS test ... or a CAMERA test Your title says LENS test, but that usually means comparing multiple lenses on the SAME camera or other test instruments.
Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Hello all... I'm usually over in other forums (Business Marketing, Cinematography, etc.), and rarely venture in here because, well, I just never have any Premiere issues. But now I do. I'll have to pr
Re: Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Just an update, in case anyone was interested.... A tech with the computer company that built this machine was in today, prodding and poking around for a long time, checking drivers, trying this and t
Phantom Power Supply
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Hey gang... I'm venturing over from the video forums with an audio question... a realm I'm sadly more ignorant of than I should be... I believe I am in need of a 48v phantom power supply, and thought
Re: Phantom Power Supply
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Richard Crowley "Have you looked at the Denecke Dcode gadgets " Not specifically, totally a fish out of water here which is why I was asking for advice :) I'll definitely give them a look. Richard Cr
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from?
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Just a quick addendum to my previous answer to Tim's question.... We still primarily shoot with the Canon C300 and will continue to do so.... however we've just picked up the DJI Osmo stabilizer with
Lav mic recommendations
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
Hello gang... I'm a foreign face here... although I haunt the COW daily and host several forums, they are all on the visual side of things. I'm here in a bit of unknown territory on the audio side, so
Re: Lav mic recommendations
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
Thanks for reply... and all great suggestions. Most of which are (sadly) impractical in this situation (isn't that always the way ). Yeah I don't think I'd even consider directional lavs (I frankly di
Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by André Mascarenhas 10 months ago
Hi there, I'm a videographer, running my own production company, and I'm looking to upgrade my main mic for interviews. I currently have a Sennheiser MKE600 (I also have lavs, but here I'd like to hav
Re: Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
I'm not an audio expert by any stretch (I'm a director and DP by profession), but I happened to be in this forum seeking advice about something else and saw this and thought I'd chime in just from a l
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VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Obviously VR is going to be a big deal here at NAB. Adobe has tossed its hat into the ring with integrated tools in Premiere Pro. OTOH, Apple is more stand-off-ish, even on the consumer side. My thoug
Re: VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
I generally roll my eyes a little quietly to myself when someone chimes in out of the blue in an old thread... but now I'm going to be that guy. I'll preface this by saying that I'm one of those crank
Anyone experiencing issues with connecting to the Cow?
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
I'm trying to narrow down problems I'm having specifically with my connection to the Cow. Has there been any issues with the servers that would make connecting a problem I'll view a few threads, then
Re: Anyone experiencing issues with connecting to the Cow?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
For what it's worth, this just now happened to me again. I could not access the COW, trying different browsers, two different ISPs, and just for the heck of it trying with my phone... But when I tried
Videotape Stock - BetaSP and MiniDV/HDV
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Cleaning out the studio, we have several cases of BetacamSP and MiniDV (HDV) stock. All virgin tape, still sealed, new in the boxes. All stored in climate-controlled studio. I have it on eBay, hit "Bu
Cropping and feathering an EFFECT on an Adjustment Layer in Premiere Pro
by Steven Miori 4 years ago
ok so here's what I want to do: I have a lower third that is to be inserted regularly into a broadcast program. I want the lower third to apply a gaussian blur to the main video track of the program b
Re: Cropping and feathering an EFFECT on an Adjustment Layer in Premiere Pro
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
Steven... While this is not hard to do at all, I don't know any conceivable way that it could be created as a single little stand-along thing (single image, file, or whatever) that can be easily and i
Return Key won't play timeline
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
Hi gang... I'm rarely in the Premiere Pro forum, I usually haunt host serveral others forums here on the COW, but now I have a Premiere issue... Two of our suites are identical, Windows 7 machines run
Re: Return Key won't play timeline
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
That did the trick, Tim... one little checkbox, easy fix. We looked and looked for something to that effect, but just didn't see it or wasn't looking in the right place. That's an option that I never
Why is NBC requesting Betacam format from me? I'm all digital.
by Jeff Baker 5 years ago
Please send a beta video of Jane Lynch speaking at commencement along with any other picturesque commencement shots to ... What I shoot avchd in 16x9 and do not have a beta machine. I don't think ther
Re: Why is NBC requesting Betacam format from me? I'm all digital.
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Ann Clark "What are you getting at, Terry " Huh I'm not "getting at" anything, or trying to stir the pot... just observing that maybe there are regional differences, since virtually all the broadcast
This also changes everything!!!
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
http: johnbrawley.wordpress.com 2012 04 17 blackmagic-cinema-camera-lets-take-it-from-the-top Steve Connor "FCPX Professional" Adrenalin Television
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 5 years ago
Re: This also changes everything!!!
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
It's kinda neat... but you think Blackmagic would have learned a lesson or two from all the people screaming about their Canon DSLRs and what those won't do... I think there are a few things keeping i
How are videographers dealing with copyright restrictions?
by Sebastian Alvarez 5 years ago
From reading about copyright restrictions in this and other forums it seems that videographers are banned from doing lots of live events or risk losing their business to a lawsuit at some point. For w
Re: How are videographers dealing with copyright restrictions?
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
I'm very late to the party here Sebastian and I'm sorry for this very late post... but I just saw this (I don't come in to this particular COW forum too often). You are absolutely correct. You CANNOT
Question for Jan, re Panasonic monitors
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Sorry to highjack this forum with a question NOT about any of the specific cameras in this list... but I had a Panasonic monitor question and was hoping Jan might be able to answer since she hosts and
Re: Question for Jan, re Panasonic monitors
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Jan Crittenden Livingston " It has been replaced by the BT-LH910. Hope that helps," Well, it helps knowing the info, but doesn't help me in practicality...ha. Arrrgh... the BT-LH910 is much too big t
Cool zoom effect??
by Marko Rodic 5 years ago
Could any tell explain to me how this effect is created at: 1.33s http: www.youtube.com watch v=SOuvgPbRV3w or 0.28s http: www.youtube.com watch v=zTIeKTpECP8&feature=plcp&context=C30298f6UDOEgsToPDsk
Re: Cool zoom effect??
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Should be relatively simple... in the first one, it's not a continuous zoom. The three "degrees" of the zoom... the closeup, the medium shot, and the wide... are actually three different shots taken f
FCP edit effect
by Michael Lavis 6 years ago
I am editing a video of a couple dancing and i have put a shot of some extremely blurred out of focus lights over the top and dropped the opacity to 15% to give the film a unique effect but in doing t
Re: FCP edit effect
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
I'm not a FP user (we all use Premiere currently in CS3 and CS4 suites), so I can't speak to whatever filters and such are available in FP... But I can easily tell you the "poor man's" way of dropping
National TV spots: shot on film or video?
by Eric Jurgenson 6 years ago
I'm curious about what origination format the high budget national TV spots most commonly use To my eye (it's getting harder to tell), the majority of spots still appear to be shot on 35mm film. Has t
Re: National TV spots: shot on film or video?
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Most very high-end television commercials are still on 35mm film. But yes, more and more of them are being shot on electronic formats. The Arri Alexa in particular is being used a good deal now. And y
Recording streaming audio
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Hi gang... I usually haunt host over at the more video-oriented forums, but I have an audio question. I'm looking for an easy way to record streaming audio off of websites. I'm not trying to do anythi
Re: Recording streaming audio
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Ummm, yeah.... that's what this thread was all about, finding such. We landed on Total Recorder (posted about such several weeks ago), which works very well. T2 __________________________________ Todd
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