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OConnor 1030B - Cinema Head w/25L Tripod
by Tom Laughlin 1 month ago
https: www.facebook.com marketplace item 356190428334524 This is a pre-owned cinema grade OConnor 1030B head w tripod. (New $4800 EBay $3,100.) This legendary industry head pans & tilts smoothly. Trip
Adjusting Audio in Premiere Pro...
by Tom Laughlin 4 months ago
So, I often have to manually ride the audio and mix as fast as I can. My question about audio is, what do you all do to level audio more quickly Do you use "Normalize" or do you adjust the track to a
Re: Adjusting Audio in Premiere Pro...
by Lee Doucet 4 months ago
How many other applications have you used, though There are DAWs that import Premiere Pro AAFs fairly flawlessly, and are pretty good from an Audio Engineering standpoint (Samplitude, for example). Th
Power problem with Sony EX-1?
by Tom Laughlin 5 months ago
So, a few days ago, I do my normal 6 month camera maintenance check, and one of my (2) Sony EX-1's seems to be having a power issue. When I power the camera on, the power button, located on the upper
Re: Power problem with Sony EX-1?
by Steve Kownacki 5 months ago
I too love my EX1s but getting costly to repair. Sending to SONY is about $800 min charge, you can buy decent ones on ebay for under $1200. Make sure it has the firmware version you need. I like http:
Premiere Pro, 23.98 fps timeline to DVD
by Tom Laughlin 7 months ago
I have a file that I'm exporting a 35 min documentary out of Premiere Pro, using the MPEG2-DVD settings. The time-line is 23.98 fps. I would like to know what would be the best quality settings when e
Re: Premiere Pro, 23.98 fps timeline to DVD
by Tom Laughlin 5 months ago
Thanks for the advice. I ended up exporting both a Pro Res 422 out of Premiere for a master file, and also exporting an M2V, and they look great. Tom Laughlin Adobe Certified Expert, Premiere Pro CC P
Diagonal Gray Stripes on my clips (not offline)
by Steven Sproul 6 years ago
When I reopened my Premiere Project file, and I relinked all of my footage. Some of my clips in my timeline sequence had diagonal gray stripes over them and I could view them in the source monitor but
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Re: Diagonal Gray Stripes on my clips (not offline)
by Tom Laughlin 5 months ago
I have found an very easy solution that worked for me - to get rid of your danger stripes, and do this without all sorts of linking and relinking by copying files or moving files over. 1. When you ope
Premiere Editors - Your thoughts on a few things...
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
Hey everyone, so I've been talking to a few post supervisors and some editor friends of mine. Though there is a mixed opinion on this, I want to open this up. (I'm looking for more than just a "Use th
Re: Premiere Editors - Your thoughts on a few things...
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
It seems that if or when Premiere is used on a film, there is this big push to quiet that news down, or boast it up for marketing. I wrote into "American Cinema Editor" magazine and told them that it
Quick questions for editors...
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
Hi, I've been working on a few ideas for a short YouTube video tutorial on editing, for newcomers and college students or anyone, and wanted to ask everyone what are some of the biggest hurdles and ch
Re: Quick questions for editors...
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
If you're talking about how to present editing concepts to non-editors, I would start by putting them at ease with a few analogies. One, that editing video can be just like editing a word processing d
Suddenly loosing playback
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
A few days ago, I started noticing that inconsistent playback issues with Premiere Pro. I would be editing and then all of the sudden, I would loose playback. The timeline sequence would and will not
Re: Suddenly loosing playback
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
Footage shot on a Canon XF100, 1080p, 50MB s, 29.97fps, MP4.
Anybody here selling stock footage? Either as a sideline or a main business....
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
I'm just curious about this. It's been a while since we've talked about it here, and I know that business has changed for a lot of you over the years, so just laying it out there. Anybody selling foot
Re: Anybody here selling stock footage? Either as a sideline or a main business....
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
A great resource on this is StockFootage.com, out of Utah. John Farr with Creative Media Group, who owns this stock footage website and business can help you with your questions on this topic. Tom Lau
Trying to figure out how this shot, and want to try and replicate in future...
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
Cinematographers, I recently watched a beautifully shot interview with James Cameron and George Lucas for the AMC channel, I'm sure a few of you have seen this clip already. I just wanted to know what
Re: Trying to figure out how this shot, and want to try and replicate in future...
by Tom Laughlin 1 year ago
I absolutely agree, sliders are cool, but not necessarily needed for every interview. It seems like there are a ton of very young filmmakers who are pushing gear, and though very cool, you need to ens
Freezing & Beachball after update
by Daniel James 2 years ago
I am currently on the latest September version update of Premiere PRO CC 2017. ISSUE Just recently I started experiencing freezing and crashes while changing tabs, Trimming and stretching text, alteri
Re: Freezing & Beachball after update
by Tom Laughlin 2 years ago
This might be a graphics card issue. Check that, or update graphics card utility Every update, Adobe lists the updates their 'supported' graphics card lists. Also ensure GPU-acceleration is turned off
Premiere Pro Error Compiling Move
by Dean Kovas 2 years ago
While attempting to export a long sequence (over one hour) I keep getting "Error compiling movie" after 30 or 40 minutes, in some cases further in. Any suggestions
Re: Premiere Pro Error Compiling Move
by Tom Laughlin 2 years ago
A couple of things I usually try: 1. Error message usually has a time-code, it will say something like "Error at 14:40 render effect...." So, I will usually post a picture or screenshot of the error,
Pic profiles or LUTS for XF-100 series cameras...
by Tom Laughlin 2 years ago
Hi, so for my work, we use XF-100's. I've gotten the Doug Jensen DVD Training on the XF 300-series, and though his videos cover more of the XF-300's, does anyone know of any other resources out there,
Adobe Premiere Certification & Exam Prep...
by Tom Laughlin 2 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for any thoughts or feedback on the process and preparations for the Adobe Premiere certification process exam. Are there any helpful tips, practice tests, or resources online or in pr
Re: Adobe Premiere Certification & Exam Prep...
by Ann Bens 2 years ago
This might help: http: www.adobe.com training certification.html ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 CC Adobe Community Professional
Product recommendations - Motorized attachments for DLSR sliders?
by Tom Laughlin 2 years ago
http: gear.digitaljuice.com products products.asp pid=4264 Saw this the other day, Digital Juice has an powered motor attachment for their DLSR slider. Just looking for a small motor attachment - that
Matte-box recommendations for smaller HD/4K cameras....
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Hello DPs, so I wanted to ask you if you have any suggestions for a matte-box for smaller-sized cameras, like the Sony EX-1 EX3 cameras, or DVX-200, Sony FS700 FS5 FS7, and maybe for DSLR's On a tight
Re: Matte-box recommendations for smaller HD/4K cameras....
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Anyone use Camtree Matteboxes Tom Laughlin Producer Editor Salt Lake City, Utah digitalchophouse.com
Newbie question: Fav color correction tool and why?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
So, I've been editing for a long time, and I currently use and can achieve good solid basic color correction inside of Premiere Pro using the basic color correction tools and on occasion, the Lumetri
Editing Desks - Recommendations?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
I've been working in a studio suite doing some freelance and I love their new desks. They are from Middle Atlantic. They're probably the Ferrari of the editing desks, but what desk do you use or recom
Re: Editing Desks - Recommendations?
by Alan Okey 3 years ago
I've owned a Biomorph Personal Desk since 1998. It has two curved surfaces that are height adjustable via hand crank. It's built like a tank, and has served me well over the years. Unfortunately, the
EX1R and FS7 - how to match?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I plan to use my EX1R as a B camera on an interior (office) shoot with an FS7. Have you done this I would like the cameras to match as closely as possible, and would appreciate any advice as to Pictur
Re: EX1R and FS7 - how to match?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Doug Jensen with Vortex Media has released online Sony FS5 and FS7 training, that may or may not address your questions, however, I've always searched his website, Allister Chapman, and Philip Bloom's
Color Grading Tools - Too many? Opinions on FilmConvert, Lumetri, DaVinci Resolve, SpeedGrade, Red Giant, Denver Riddle, etc...
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Overall, what tools or tool do you use, why, how, and learning curve for you Pros, cons, or any thoughts So there are so many color grading tools out there. I got most of my basic color correction kno
SxS card - XDCAM Transfer equivalent for XQD cards?
by Craig Fitzsimmons 3 years ago
Hi one and all, Does anyone know if there is a SxS card - XDCAM Transfer equivalent for XQD cards I used two cameras at work a PMW-300 (I think) and a PXW-FS7. Both and good cameras with pros and cons
Re: SxS card - XDCAM Transfer equivalent for XQD cards?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Michael, is Sony Catalyst Browse free or a paid software Is it just like the "Sony Clip Browser" one used with Sony's EX-1's I would use Sony Clip Browser to copy the SxS cards, because of the "CRC" c
Sony AVC Rebuild
by Tony Sarcasto 3 years ago
This can't be that uncommon. The battery died while recording a video (on a FDR AX33). The MP4 file is incomplete, at a minimum there is no ending. Also in the AVC package; an xml file needs to be wri
Re: Sony AVC Rebuild
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Tony, I had this happen a few times with my Sony EX-1, a few years ago, when my DI guy would pop cards out of the camera, sometimes at random, while recording was happening, but also, there were sever
Alternative batteries and battery chargers for Sony EX1/EX3
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Looking to get another few batteries and charger for my Sony EX1, saw a few 'non-Sony' BP-U30 and BP-U60 batteries online, most in the $60-150 range. Anyone have any names or brands to avoid, and ones
Re: Alternative batteries and battery chargers for Sony EX1/EX3
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Thanks Leslie. I'll check on that. Tom Laughlin Producer Editor Digital Chop House Salt Lake City, Utah www.digitalchophouse.com
Sony 64GB SxS Pro+ D Series Memory Card
by Ronnie Martin 3 years ago
Is the Sony 64GB SxS Pro+ D Series Memory Card compatible with the Ex-1R,Ex-3.and the pmw 320 cameras Ronnie Martin Kato Video Productions ronnievideo@aol.com
Re: Sony 64GB SxS Pro+ D Series Memory Card
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
I shot with my Sony EX-1 last Friday, at a theme park for a client's company party. And their media rep brought me a 64 GB Sony SxS card, and it worked like a charm. But also, I sent my camera to Sony
Shooting flat for color grading with EX1
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
On their websites, I have read that Allister Chapman, Phillip Bloom, and Doug Jensen, all have good picture profiles, and so I've loaded quite a few of them already onto my EX-1. I've also done record
Re: Shooting flat for color grading with EX1
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Allister Chapman has a few picture profiles (PP's) he uses for grading. Can't remember the names, but I also think Philip Bloom had posted a few as well. Tom Laughlin Producer Editor Digital Chop Hous
Canon XF300/305 and Sony XDCAM EX1/3
by Puneet Malhotra 8 years ago
hello friends, As tapes are being replaced by CF cards and other memory cards,and so there are variety of tapeless cameras available in market. Every model has its pros and cons.I am also looking for
Re: Canon XF300/305 and Sony XDCAM EX1/3
by Radim Palus 8 years ago
Hi, I know this thread is already quite old, but I would like to add my experiences for other users. I own and XDCAM EX1 and have tested thoroughly the XF305, so I know both cameras very well. As I sh
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Canon XF-100 - Footage extremely grainy, color temperature, and iris issues...
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Hello all, this is my first post here in the Canon section, as I'm user of mostly Sony professional cameras. I have a project where the footage we shot, as shot with the XF-100, and coming from using
Re: Canon XF-100 - Footage extremely grainy, color temperature, and iris issues...
by Al Bergstein 3 years ago
Tom, can you post some bits of your footage I assume, given your background and your post, that yes, you probably are right in your assumptions. I have worked with Sony, Canon XF305, 105 and others, a
Matte-boxes (and rails) for Sony EX1, EX3, FS5, FS7...? Reasonably priced?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Been looking to add a sweet-looking "matte-box" to my gear arsenal, and for various smaller Sony cameras, here is what brands I've been looking at: Fotga's "DP3000", ProAim's "MB-600" (with rail kit),
Re: Matte-boxes (and rails) for Sony EX1, EX3, FS5, FS7...? Reasonably priced?
by Ronnie Martin 3 years ago
Hi Tom I have been looking for the same thing. I really want a "clip on" Matte box with out the added weight of the rails. I shot an interview a few months ago with my PMW 320 and after looking at the
Premiere Pro 9.2 & Graphics card CUDA problems, video goes black! Poof!
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
So I got a beefed up MacPro 12-core, a few months ago, and it has just started acting erratic with Premiere Pro. I'm not sure what is going on, as I thought the Nvidia Quadro 4000 graphics cards was g
Re: Premiere Pro 9.2 & Graphics card CUDA problems, video goes black! Poof!
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
I was able to get this computer problem solved, along with using some of the suggestions, you all mentioned here. So here's what we found: With the GTX-120 and the GXT-780 still inside theMac: 1. Even
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Graphics card going out?
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
While editing in Premiere Pro today, suddenly, my Mac starts to act weird: all apps freeze up and I get these huge pixel boxes all over my "left" screen, of the two monitors, my main monitor on the le
Re: Graphics card going out? (RESOLVED!)
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Thank you Pierpaulo!! So, from after carefully looking, it appears that I had updated from Premiere Pro 9.1 to 9.2 a few weeks ago. And it wasn't until I was working on a more "graphically intensive"
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Need a commercial done for your business?
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
Here's a commercial we did for a recent client, which is set to air on KSL-TV next week! https: www.youtube.com watch v=n2YnGmQctA8 Need a commercial done for your business Contact me: tlaughlin@digit
The Ultimate Hollywood Studio Location For Sale, Right Here in SLC Utah!
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
My friend Brent's ultimate Hollywood-speced out studio location for sale, right here in SLC! Maxed out in your current work space Need a secondary film, media, CGI, VFX support facility Impress client
Installing both the drivers for the Nvidia card and Cuda - for Premiere 9.1?
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
Can anyone help me figure out what Nvidia Driver(s) (and the Nvidia CUDA Driver(s), that I need for my Mac version "Nvidia Quadro K4000", to use on MacPro, OS 10.9.5, and Premiere 9.1 Do I need to ins
Re: Nvidia Driver(s) for Premiere 9.1 -- HOW do I know that the CUDA is working?
by David Roth Weiss 4 years ago
There you go... This stuff is NOT rocket science... :) David Roth Weiss Director Editor Colorist & Workflow Consultant David Weiss Productions Los Angeles David is a Creative COW contributing editor a
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Media Studio for sale - Salt Lake City Utah
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
A good friend of mine and property owner, Brent Marshall, has a gorgeous media studio building in Salt Lake City for sale. He has had many people come in from all over the US to tour the studio, and I
Gorgeously designed media studio building in Salt Lake City for sale.
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
A good friend of mine and property owner, Brent Marshall, has a gorgeous media studio building in Salt Lake City for sale. He has had many people come in from all over the US to tour the studio, and I
Gear for Corporate Video - opinions? CAMTREE, or PROAIMS?
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
Looking at a company in India, CAMTREE, or PROAIMS, and they've got some rather cheap prices, so I'm looking to gear up for some corporate video shoots, and any opinions on this company or gear Rigs:
Re: Gear for Corporate Video - opinions? CAMTREE, or PROAIMS?
by Steve Brame 4 years ago
Lots of video reviews online about them, although most are a few years old. Most seem to feel that they are well worth what you pay for them. Asus P6X58D Premium * Core i7 950 * 24GB RAM * nVidia GeFo
Best resources (free or paid) for learning Avid...
by Tom Laughlin 5 years ago
From the courses on Lynda.com, Avid.com, to Kevin P. McKauliff's training, free or paid, for former FCP 7 editors, and recent Premiere CC editors - what Avid training is or has helped you the most, or
Re: Best resources (free or paid) for learning Avid...
by Robert Ober 5 years ago
I think he is not looking for how to edit but how to use MC. Kevin P's free ones are really good. Also Class On Demand has a series for FCP(not X) editors that is pretty good. I have a subscription to
Anyone have a used Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor SD/HD Video Monitoring PCI-E Card for sale?
by Tom Laughlin 5 years ago
I'm looking for a used "Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor SD HD Video Monitoring PCI-E Card", please let me know if you have one! Here's a link to what it is: http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh cont
Avid install & set-up
by Tom Laughlin 5 years ago
Hello, to a new forum, I've been hanging out a ton in the FCP and Premiere world, and am slowly moving myself into Avid editing again. A year ago or so ago, with my work as an adjunct media teacher at
Re: Avid install & set-up
by Tom Laughlin 5 years ago
Michael, thanks for the follow-up. Yes, I purchased this copy of Avid, so it's my own copy. When I orginally installed it, it walked me through an install, and registration setup, so, I guess my quest
Looking to purchase your Sony SxS cards - immediate need.
by Tom Laughlin 5 years ago
Looking to purchase your Sony SxS cards - immediate need. If you are upgrading to a different camera format or have excess Sony cards you are dumping, let me know: Tom tomyboy342000@yahoo.com Sony EX-
Our documentary "A Reel Legacy" featured in Meridian Magazine...
by Tom Laughlin 5 years ago
Our documentary "A Reel Legacy" featured in Meridian Magazine... http: www.ldsmag.com article 1 14123 Tom Laughlin Producer Editor Digital Chop House Salt Lake City, Utah www.digitalchophouse.com
Opinion on...
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Hey guys, rather than run out and buy a used ex1 for $2400, any thoughts on a great camera for docs, commercials, and web promos, a camera on a budget, but great hd images Tom Laughlin Producer Editor
Camera Question
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Hi, I'm looking to step into the world of actual camera ownership, and while I rent cameras and stick to only a few flavors, there are so many cameras to choose from, so many options, formats, codecs,
Re: Camera Question
by Bill Bruner 6 years ago
Hi Tom - I'd probably stretch a little and step up to the $5449 Canon C100 and save up for the new dual-pixel sensor upgrade, available in February 2014 for $500. As a former Canon shooter, this camer
Avid - Still missing key features....
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Been editing in Premiere Pro and Avid now for about 6 months, using them on every other project alternating. Still wondering when Avid is going to add features missing in FCP X and Premiere Pro. So ma
Re: Avid - Still missing key features....
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
One of the easiest ways to ensure you are not editing the wrong sequence is to always check and ensure you are working in the right sequence. This is a project management essential, being mindful of n
FCP Video Playback stability
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
I'm running FCP 7 on a Mac Pro 2GHz quad core with 4 GB of RAM, running OSX 10.6.8. The machine is getting old (purchased in 2007), but has done a fine job keeping up with all the new codecs that have
Re: FCP Video Playback stability
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
If you are really in a pinch, you could try setting your FCP7 playback to the lowest settings. Do a proxy low-res edit, then re-link later. But using Fire-wire 800 or something faster, will definitely
Colour Correction problem FCP7
by Robert Sea 6 years ago
Im having a bit of a weird problem when colour correcting in FCP7 using the 3-way colour corrector. Im going through my timeline trying to balance match the colours from clip to clip, but everytime i
Re: Colour Correction problem FCP7
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Run Preference Manager: http: www.digitalrebellion.com prefman Also, check your sequence settings, ensure your not editing and coloring proxy media, or low-res media, often reacts this way when colori
How to minimize size of FCP Project?
by Sascha Engel 6 years ago
Hi my Dear COW friends, it's been a while...but here I am again, needing some advice, from my dear colleagues in cyber space: I am editing a documentary. it's a lot fo footage and different sequences,
Re: How to minimize size of FCP Project?
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Run Preference Manager: http: www.digitalrebellion.com prefman Also, if your FCP project gets bloated, try copying your final edit into a new FCP project. Save that new file out as a new name. Your me
FCP 7 running slow (Spinning Beach Ball of Death) after FCP X uninstall... ?
by Mark Morrison 6 years ago
Aloha! Unfortunately, I installed FCP X, and I thought well I'll put it on my system and learn it at some point in the future. UGH! My current set up with FCP 7 was humming and I had everything dialed
Re: FCP 7 running slow (Spinning Beach Ball of Death) after FCP X uninstall... ?
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Try using "Preference Manager": http: www.digitalrebellion.com prefman When FCP 7 starts to act up, I always run this. There are a few other things you can run to ensure FCP is healthy, check out this
Migration to Avid and Premiere... Anyone sticking with FCP 7 for a while longer?
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Fellow former and semi-former FCP 7 editors, Many projects that I work on are projects that were started by other editors in the past in FCP 7, updating graphics or adding international languages audi
Re: Migration to Avid and Premiere... Anyone sticking with FCP 7 for a while longer?
by Lillian Young 6 years ago
I've also been editing on FCP 7 for 8 years, and switched to X a couple of months ago to my regret (I started a thread about the deal-breaking issues). Your thread helps because I was looking at Avid
News Flash: Filmmaker to receive medal at 2013 "Best of State" Utah.
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
News Flash: Filmmaker to receive medal at 2013 "Best of State" Utah. The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. Medals will be pr
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