Tony Salgado: Activity About
Tony Salgado

Member Since:
July 1st 2002
1940 Posts
100 posts500 posts1000 posts
Location:
Planet Earth
Walter or Shane 1 PVM-14L5 Question
by Chris Borjis 12 years ago
There seems to be some confusion about what it takes to get an HD signal into the PVM-14L5 series. 1. Some say it works on analog component with an HD option card installed. 2. and some say they ALL
Re: Walter or Shane 1 PVM-14L5 Question
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Walter and Boris, Great to hear you like what you are getting but please be aware without an accurate method to align the monitor from the get go it very difficult to even know if your color temp and
WHAT is Varicam REALLY doing when you shoot 48fps for slo-motion effect?
by Bill Russell 12 years ago
...and what happens when you do a straight downconvert from the DVCPro HD deck to DVCAM tape I am told that the downconvert (at a dub house) will be wrong unless you pay for a frame-rate converter. Wh
Re: WHAT is Varicam REALLY doing when you shoot 48fps for slo-motion effect?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
If you desire the actual slo-mo effect then you must use the FRC (which is either the Panasonic hardware device or you can use the plug in for FCP or Avid). In anycase the dub house is correct. Obtai
discounts for errors
by pierre robichaud 12 years ago
Hi I had a repeat client that I've had a great relationship with in the past. we just completed a video intended for use in a presentation. Well, I had a freelance editor step in and make some final c
Re: discounts for errors
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
If you believe you will lose the client regardless then why underwrite their mistakes at your expenses Put your foot down and demand your due compensation. Tony Salgado
Aligning a Varicam
by Daniel Miller 12 years ago
Hey guys, The shop I work at just got a new Varicam H model. We have a Chroma Dumonde Chart and the whole set up, I was wondering if anyone had a link or reference that would give me a run down on how
Re: Aligning a Varicam
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
You really should hire a qualified video engineer or experienced DIT who really knows the Varicam. A one day course is no excuse for years of "real world" experience. Tony Salgado
480p HD?
by Shane Ross 12 years ago
OK...when I go watch Quicktime Trailers on Apple, and I choose the HD options, I am presented with THREE choices: 1080P, 720P and...480P Now, I have noticed this for a while but didn't really stop to
Re: 480p HD?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
480P was once called Advanced Television. I demo'ed several times 480P footage I shot and many viewers mistook it for 1080 HD. I nicknamed 480P "poor man's High Def" Damn best looking Standard def by
Commercial Music Usage Background Information Please
by David Gerberding 12 years ago
First, I HAVE searched COW, but have come up empty handed. I may not be using the correct terms. I work for a government agency that does videos for other government agencies. We recently had a client
Re: Commercial Music Usage Background Information Please
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Can you get a release for any other crime such as murder, robbery or other So why would you think a release for a federal copyright infringement would be any different The fact is clear the client is
an idea?
by Jim Watt 12 years ago
I floated this thought on the color forum, but this is probably a better venue. There are many of us who have been using FCP for quite a while and have learned enough to cover whatever job we have at
Re: an idea?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Consider hiring Larry Jordan one of the premier FCP instructors consultants http: www.larryjordan.biz He has ongoing seminars and classes in various cities in the US. Tony Salgado
Dark Scenes
by Michael Allen 12 years ago
Often times one might want a portion of the frame to be very dark (an example might be a horror night scene). However, in my experience, when I do not light a portion of the frame and leave it dark th
Re: Dark Scenes
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Mike, Your F350 is causing the problem. It is a noisy camera as I have tested it out in a similar lighting scene as you describe. In addition the IT CCD sensor streaks vertically when a light is aime
Lithium-ion and Air Travel Restrictions
by Bob Birkett 12 years ago
The Globalmediapro Li160A batteries appear to be a reasonable choice to power my HDX900, both in terms of power and cost. However, I believe there are still restrictions on air travel for anything lar
Re: Lithium-ion and Air Travel Restrictions
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
I hope to never be on the plane which goes down due to a battery malfunction or worst fire. Wait I second I would think you would not want to be on that same plane also. Ever consider that as an opti
monitor hd on a WEAK bdget
by Matthew McNulty 12 years ago
so many questions... stepping into hd very slowly... water is cold for now... proud owner of a kona lhe with b o box... now since i have switch to the hvx 200 and the firestore i know the lhe is not n
Re: monitor hd on a WEAK bdget
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Totally agree with you Terence however keep in mind for those budgetary challenged folks it is more about "is it good enough for their applications" which has little to do with consistency or maintai
SD out on 330 camera?
by Bob Buruchian 12 years ago
Has anyone else had trouble wirelessly transmitting video out of a XDCAM Has anyone had success If so what transmitter system are you using
Re: SD out on 330 camera?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Bob, The HD "Y" analog will never work with a device which is expecting NTSC. The "Y" output is for HD analog only. You should look at the SD signal on a wavemonitor to confirm if it is one volt peak
AJA Tech Support is the best
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
I just wanted to share another good AJA experience here... Something went south on my Kona LH breakout box yesterday, but it was too late in the day for the folks a AJA to FEDEX the replacement. Steve
Re: AJA Tech Support is the best
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
If only other major companies (names withheld to protect the guilty) could learn from AJA customer service and support then our production and post world would be a much better place. Keep up the gre
Calibrating and HD LCD monitor with AJA color bars?
by Michael Pierre 12 years ago
I'm trying to do a couple things. 1. Calibrate my 26" Panasonic HD LCD using color bars either from final cut pro or AJA Control Panel 2. Calibrate my Sony XBR HD CRT (client monitor). I'm sending bar
Re: Calibrating and HD LCD monitor with AJA color bars?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Hi Deadhead, No I am not in NY. My suggestion would be to find a major rental house which has a service department that can take on outside work. Try Bexel for example. They have the proper test gear
Multiple Cameras Question
by Sheldon Hull 12 years ago
Searching on the web, i couldn't find a good article about SMPTE and multicamera shoots. Say I am doing a wedding, how do I end up lining up 2 prosumer camears without Genlock and making sure they are
Re: Multiple Cameras Question
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
Sheldon, If you do not have a lot of "in the field" production experience you would be best served by hiring an experienced freelancer who can successfully deal with the technical requirements while
Is it possible to remove the 24p look to match 29.97 interlaced?
by AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate 12 years ago
I'm working on a 4 camera project. 3 cameras shot 29.97 interlaced, 1 camera mistakenly shot 24p. I've captured everything at standard NTSC 29.97 footage, but the 24p has the distinct look of progress
Re: Is it possible to remove the 24p look to match 29.97 interlaced?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
You will have an easier time going the opposite direction by changing the 29.97 to 24P. Consider using the FCP film plug in filters from Nattress. Tony Salgado
Embarrassing Film Question
by Rastus W 12 years ago
I work in video. On film sets, I frequently see a person taking tape measurements from what I think is the camera to an object being filmed. What is this about Thanks Rastus
Re: Embarrassing Film Question
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
I thought the dude was actually measuring the amount of film they are predicting to roll on for that given take. Since the film camera measures footage in feet I thought that was the reason for the t
IRE Black level at 0 (zero)?
by Khashyar Darvich 12 years ago
Hi Everyone, I am sending a BetaSP master screening tape to a film festival, that asked for: "Zero IRE black level (setup)
Re: IRE Black level at 0 (zero)?
by Tony Salgado 12 years ago
The best thing to do is to call them directly and verify that the festival does indeed have a digi betacam vtr for playback. Inquire if they will feed the projector via SDI , analog component or even
F-23 camcorder
by Paul Thurston 13 years ago
Hi, I read the color gamut was modified and increased, but besides that, has anybody heard any other improvements on the F-23 camcorder -Paul
Re: F-23 camcorder
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Paul, The SRW SRPC-1 are two piece required for a standalone portable vtr solution. Together they are closer to 100K in the US. Currently the SRW1 works alone with the Panavision Genesis camera where
running clock?
by thunk2007 13 years ago
i am doing a tradeshow video that is going to be looped, but the client wants a screen that says"video will begin in..." a clock running a countdown from 10 minutes. can this easily be done or would i
Re: running clock?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
I tried the other one and found Digital Heaven's version to be quite a deal at an affordable $20. Martin Baker (the owner of Digital Heaven) modified the countdown plugin based on direct feedback I p
HDX900 ECU Data Save?
by jayfarrington 13 years ago
Apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum - I'm looking for a Panasonic HDX-900 forum and not seeing it. Advice As a newbie owner, I'm surprised to not be finding an "ECU Data Save" menu item in
Re: HDX900 ECU Data Save?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Jay, Little secret to tell you. I showed my Ikegami RCP-50's to the Panasonic engineers years ago to push them to produce a paintbox similar to the RCP-50 or RMB-750 to finally harness the power of w
720p60 Conform Fiasco
by rpfloyd 13 years ago
Where to begin... The Job: 15 camera shoot shot with HDX900 (with the exception of lipstick Cams) Documaentary footage captured to tape P2 at 720p 59.94. Rest of event captured straight to AJ-HD1200a
Re: 720p60 Conform Fiasco
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Walter, I have to correct you in that Panasonic or Sony camcorders cannot record Drop frame timecode when set to 23.98 or 24P mode. When in either of these frame modes the timecode by default is non-d
Cancellation Fees
by Greg Ball 13 years ago
How do you folks handle cancellation fees on a project. Let's say you have a project and you're hired your freelance crew. Your project is a 3 day shoot. When do you charge your clients, what do you c
Re: Cancellation Fees
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Freelancers offer the following commodities for sale time, knowledge, and experience. The latter two affects the day rate charged, as it is the compensation for the time and efforts the freelancers s
the "film look"
by citizendanny 13 years ago
I noticed that primetime shows(eg. CSI or Seinfeld,etc.) have a "film look" even thought they're shot on video. Daytime soaps and talk shows and news have the cheap video look. So what camcorders are
Re: the "film look"
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
FYI CSI and Seinfield shoot on film not HD. Maybe that has alot to do with that mysterious sought after "film look". Digital or non digital cameras are only part of the formula needed to create an ap
LEGAL GL2 Website Matter! NEED HELP
by michael zoppo 13 years ago
I will make this as quick as possible. Expresscameras.com was selling gl2's for 750 dollars on sale one day, me and my father (im in highschool) bought one with american express. A day later i get an
Re: LEGAL GL2 Website Matter! NEED HELP
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Did you really expect something for nothing The scam is commonplace and you should have checked online the reputation of the vendor before trusting them blindly. Chalk this one up as one of life litt
advice/opinions requested
by Dave Fleming 13 years ago
Hi All: We have demo'ed the Sony XDCAM HD 350 and shortly we will demo the new HPX2000 P2 model. We have both ENG and EFP needs (I'm only concerned with the EFP end). I'm anxious to get some advice op
Re: advice/opinions requested
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
We don't know the fine details but in some cases a manufacturer may offer heavy incentives to a production company or rental house to get them to promote or use an emerging product. In somecase the g
if it was your money which camera would you buy?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey guys, well I'm in the enviable position of recommending a new, mid to high end HD camera purchase, for our organisation. It's great, but it's a lot of money and I really need to get this right. we
Re: if it was your money which camera would you buy?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Reality, pipe dream or here today gone tomorrow Those are the questions you need to ask yourself, clients and the guy who shells out the hard cash to buy the gear. While your at it start at the end o
Best Camera to use
by Tom Dunn 13 years ago
I have been giving some consideration to purchasing a Panasonic HDX-900. Has anyone ran into issues with corporate or broadcast clients not wanting to shoot with this camera because it was NOT a Sony,
Re: Best Camera to use
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Budget, post and distribution are the questions you need to ask your clients before they are willing to commit to any HD flavor. That all said one market may be more HDCAM entrenched whereas another
News: Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine Win Documentary Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival with War/Dance
by Cow News Droid 13 years ago
Husband and wife team's Sundance directorial debut wins big; acquired for theatrical release in 2007 (February 1, 2007, Chevy Chase, MD) "War Dance tells the story of Uganda's 20 year civil war throug
Re: News: Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine Win Documentary Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival with War/Dance
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
A major congratulations for accomplishing a film which has major social value and impact. I sincerely look forward to the film's release and viewing it on the big screen soon. Think Film is one of my
Control the HDX900 with firewire
by Matt Larson 13 years ago
Just got a HDX900 here and we are trying to digitzie some test clips from the camera (only because our deck has not arrived yet, this will not be a common situation!). I am able to get audio and video
Re: Control the HDX900 with firewire
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
North, Jeff Merritt addressed this scenario sometime ago here on this forum and explained what Panasonic intended and their view on using a camcorder as a digitizing source. I will leave it to Jeff t
F900 vs HDX900 Why we had a shoot off
by TJ Williams 13 years ago
Regarding our Sony HDCam and what lead to our comparison test between the Panasonic HDX900 and an Sony Cinealta F900. Here is a summary of a recent letter sent thru our West Coast Sony rep: To: Sony o
Re: F900 vs HDX900 Why we had a shoot off
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Thomas, The F900R is more ideal to be compared to the HDX-900 not the outdated F900 3. In anycase looking at the cameras live or playback from the onboard vtr does little to understand what occurs in
Which Beta SP deck to rent?
by Jnorman16 13 years ago
I'm going to be editing a short drama that was shot on 35mm and then telecine'd to Beta SP. I have a Kona LH card in my G5. The local rental house in Vancouver rents several Beta SP decks, ranging in
Re: Which Beta SP deck to rent?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
I agree with John, I would add if you only need playback for digitizing (I assume you are doing an offline edit where content is foremost not image quality) then the pvw-2600 will work. The 2600 is a
White Shading Procedure
by Bronek 13 years ago
Not long ago, I discovered a strange, foggy discoloration on the left side of the picture while using the VariCam. After perfomiing numerous troubleshooting tasks, I finally put myself in touch with a
Re: White Shading Procedure
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
The varicam has an auto white shading alignment. So a rough outline is as follows: 1) shoot either a DSC cam align chart or evenly lite solid white flat piece of paper. It is very important that the
Reputable rental shop in San Jose (Bay) area?
by Tim Kolb 13 years ago
Hi all, I may need a couple of tripods next week in San Jose and I was just wondering if any of you had recommendations on a rental house Thanks TimK, Director, Kolb Productions, Creative Cow Host, Au
Re: Reputable rental shop in San Jose (Bay) area?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Tim, Try Shooting Star Video in Foster City, 650-345-0919 ask for Jeff Regan Tony Salgado
getting my idea off the ground without it being stolen.
by Dale 13 years ago
I have a brilliant idea for a show but i have no idea about how to even start to get it off the ground. I work in the local media as a freelancer in brisbane oz but the show has more of an internatio
Re: getting my idea off the ground without it being stolen.
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
I regret you cannot copyright an idea at least not here in the USA. Tony Salgado
Camera Advice please
by Curious editor 13 years ago
Hi everyone. I need some suggestions for a Video Camera. I presently saved money and bought a MACPRO 2.66Ghz with 4gb of RAM, a external HD of 250Gb(firewire 400 & 800), and have Final Cut Pro as edit
Re: Camera Advice please
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
The sought after look you are looking for has much more to do than just the camera which captured the image. You need to seriously consider the contributions of the DP and his crew which ultimately c
Will Panasonic address the Sony F-23
by Bobby Holbrook II 13 years ago
I am intrested and wonder if panasonic has any plans on releasing a Sony F-23 equivalent If so, when
Re: Will Panasonic address the Sony F-23
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Maybe another question to pose is will Panasonic address the RED camera with a model of their own and call it P2 Pink Tony Salgado
News: Documentary Filmmaker Pushes JVC GY-HD100 to Limit on 30-Day Shoot in Thailand Jungle
by Cow News Droid 13 years ago
(Wayne, NJ, December 7, 2006) Director Producer, Dr. Paul Cahill shot his 30-minute Asian Elephant documentary, "The Long Goodbye" using JVC's GY-HD100. The documentary illustrates the conditions face
Re: News: Documentary Filmmaker Pushes JVC GY-HD100 to Limit on 30-Day Shoot in Thailand Jungle
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Attention JVC press department 1) Viet-nam is a country and it's one word as in "Vietnam". Were you born after 1970 or did you attend public school 2) Is the 30 day the limit for this camera or can y
Who needs to provide liability insurance for a shoot?
by Jonathan Palmer 13 years ago
I am an independant producer shooter editor. I produce many of my projects but I also freelance as an operator for other projects. This particular job the producer wants me to offer up my 1 mill liabi
Re: Who needs to provide liability insurance for a shoot?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
The real issue here is are you really an employee or independent contractor. According to the IRS guidelines many freelancers employed on set who are under the direct control of the client (ie told w
any constructive criticism?
by Damonstration 13 years ago
i have been hired by my college to make videos (awesome, i know). basically they just want something creative that can be put on youtube that just lets people know a little bit about campus life. the
Re: any constructive criticism?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
spellchecker
*almost* full-time freelance/contractor rate suggestions, please?
by Jeffrey F. Krepner 13 years ago
I need ideas as to how other editors deal with clients that are almost full-time, but not quite. I was asked by a client yesterday to quote them a price as to how much it would cost to have them make
Re: *almost* full-time freelance/contractor rate suggestions, please?
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Good idea Mark, Except the IRS will take it as a reason to crack down on all the freelancers on the Cow and then everyone will be screwed. Name withheld to protect the innocent.
perhaps off topic : UK lad looking for advice/info for working in USA AfterEffects/compositing work
by chris forrester 13 years ago
This is something I have started to read into recently but I thought I would ask here in one of my favourite communities. My question is do many posthouses take on anyone from abroad If I wanted to wo
Re: perhaps off topic : UK lad looking for advice/info for working in USA AfterEffects/compositing work
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Ron, I was thinking of how best to get a chuckle out of you when I wrote that lil gem. I keep them coming for some more early morning cheer. Best, Tony Salgado
Looking for a U-matic deck
by Gary Chvatal 13 years ago
Does anybody have a decent U-matic deck sitting unused I do a lot of re-mastering to digital and DVD and occasionaly get guys bringing on old 3 4" tapes. Need something to play them on. I tried ebay.
Re: Looking for a U-matic deck
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
I personally recommend finding another vendor. Tony Salgado
News: Panasonic Announces Addition Of 24P Capability In New Shoulder-Mount AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD Camcorder
by Cow News Droid 13 years ago
2 3" Full Production-Quality P2 HD Camcorder to be Available in January (SECAUCUS, NJ -November 30, 2006) Panasonic announced today that its AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder, available in Jan
Re: News: Panasonic Announces Addition Of 24P Capability In New Shoulder-Mount AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD Camcorder
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
yeah but panny camera is not RGB 4:4:4. More likely 2 3" XDCAM will be another option at a much less expensive price for the media. Tony Salgado
Bon voyage Mr. Altman...
by Michael Munkittrick 13 years ago
As you may or may not know, Mr. Robert Altman passed away Monday evening. I, for one would like to wish him many happy trails and thank him for his investment in what we commonly call the human condi
Re: Bon voyage Mr. Altman...
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
He may be gone but his soul and vision will live on forever preserved in all his films. I personally find my generation been blessed with great master storytellers and visionaries. Something to write
HD Progressive Camera
by domani_studios 13 years ago
Hello everyone, I was looking to purchase a hi-end progressive shot camera for my web design company. I've been looking at different Panasonic and Sony cameras but would like some expert help in picki
Re: HD Progressive Camera
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
The all work for some but not for all. Your best bet is to rent them and try before you buy. Your specific needs and requirements are unique to you and not others. On that note I recommend the fRed c
HD Pre-tapes to TV Station
by Little Bobby 13 years ago
We do a bi-weekly call-in session with our head-honcho doctor with a local news station. On days when the doctor cannot be present, we run pre-tapes. The show's producer let us know that they are maki
Re: HD Pre-tapes to TV Station
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
Hey Lil Bobby, You must comply with the broadcasters standards and deliverables and not make up your own which will suit your budgetary needs. Call or write for the specific deliverable spec's from t
News: Panasonic's DVCPRO P2 Camcorders Team Up To Capture The World's Leading Aircraft Technology From Bell Helicopter
by Cow News Droid 13 years ago
(SECAUCUS, NJ -- November 20, 2006) When leading aircraft builder Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. captures maneuvers of its latest aircraft technology, including the innovative V-22 Osprey, it employs t
Re: News: Panasonic's DVCPRO P2 Camcorders Team Up To Capture The World's Leading Aircraft Technology From Bell Helicopter
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
"We were surprised at the steady picture you get with the HVX200, especially. The image always remained stable and beautiful no matter what type of maneuver we did." Wow the camera does that all itse
Keep my DSR-570 or HVX200. Your Thoughts!
by Jim Tuchschmidt 13 years ago
I do mostly documentary work. We just finished a documentary that we shot with a DSR-570WSL and it looked very good when projected at film festivals. But, I have been thinking about selling the camera
Re: Keep my DSR-570 or HVX200. Your Thoughts!
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
If dvcam is ok for you and you need 24P then consider the dsr -450 camcorder which is the replacement for the 570. It can do 16x9 or 4x3, 24P as well as 60i. It will only record dvcam. Tony Salgado
HD timelapse recording
by siew kei 13 years ago
Hi, I am trying to figure out how to do a timelapse recording of an installation of a large outdoor structure that will take several months to complete. The footage needs to be in HD as the rest of th
Re: HD timelapse recording
by Tony Salgado 13 years ago
You will need to use and external laptop or computer to do the capture. With software programmed to determine when to shoot and how many frames to capture. The camera will only be used as the image c
© 2019 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]