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W. Lawrence Stevens

W. Lawrence Stevens is a veteran glamour photographer whose body of work is frequently seen in magazines, DVDs and on satellite, cable and pay-per-view television networks worldwide. WLS is currently a monthly contributor to Penthouse magazine and i... [more]
Member Since:
December 7th 2009
79 Posts
Location:
Beverly Hills, California
End the Agony
by W. Lawrence Stevens 5 years ago
We are a content producer needing to deliver programming to various cable and satellite systems, including Bell TV Canada, Vubiquity and Dish. Until last year, we did everything old-school via layoff
Re: End the Agony
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
W. Lawrence Stevens "we can't find the right software package that meets our needs of pro quality, relative ease of use and the ability to generate output with emphasis on MPEG-2 (" I'm confused by t
.MOV to MPEG2
by W. Lawrence Stevens 5 years ago
Hi friends: We need to deliver to Vubiquity in MPEG2 format mpg. Our source content is XDCAM. We have tried a number of different products which purported to make the conversion but nevertheless don't
Re: .MOV to MPEG2
by John Rofrano 5 years ago
W. Lawrence Stevens "Is there an inexpensive, reliable solution "Have you tried Sony Catalyst Browse (which is FREE!) It will read XDCAM files and allow you to transcode them to a variety of formats
Matrox MXO2 Causes Timeline Scrub to Lag and Stutter
by W. Lawrence Stevens 6 years ago
In our ever continuing endeavor to save expenses and accomplish some remaining SD delivery obligations in-house, we acquired a DVWM-2000 Digibeta deck to work with our FCP7 system which is normally us
Re: Matrox MXO2 Causes Timeline Scrub to Lag and Stutter
by W. Lawrence Stevens 6 years ago
David: Yes, absolutely. This is Matrox' online description of their Driver Version 2.6.10001: "Installs the Matrox MXO2 v2.6.1 (build 1) software for Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and Lion (10.7.5).
QuickTime Won't Play XDCam EX Footage After ProApps Codec "Update"
by W. Lawrence Stevens 7 years ago
Apple just auto-updated the ProApps Codes for QuickTime on our Mac Pro and now none of our XDCam footage will play. (XDCAM EX 1080i60 (35 Mb s VBR) We have tried just about everything including an ent
Re: QuickTime Won't Play XDCam EX Footage After ProApps Codec "Update"
by W. Lawrence Stevens 7 years ago
After extensive trial and error, we managed to solve the problem. It is definitely the ProApps update. We couldn't update our OS past 10.6.8 (early Mac Pro) and didn't have a full clone backup. We sta
QT files, Audio with No Vid. and Green in FCP7
by Vincent Strader 7 years ago
Quick Time files all the sudden will not dsplay video, but will display audio. .mov files I've captured from DV and HDV tapes play just fine. .mov files I've captured with an HDV SD card are all blank
Re: QT files, Audio with No Vid. and Green in FCP7
by W. Lawrence Stevens 7 years ago
I posted about this problem last week. I think we noticed it first. After extensive trial and error, we managed to solve the problem. It is definitely the ProApps update. We couldn't update our OS and
Problems after software update
by David Fortin 7 years ago
Installed the Software Updates by mistake on my MAC. Now, any video that has the Apple XDCAM EX codec will NOT play in any application. In QuickTime 7.66 or 10.0 the audio plays, but there is only BLA
Re: Problems after software update
by W. Lawrence Stevens 7 years ago
After extensive trial and error, we managed to solve the problem. It is definitely the ProApps update. We couldn't update our OS and didn't have a full clone backup. We started by creating a drive wit
Acquiring Footage from DigiBeta and Beta SP
by W. Lawrence Stevens 7 years ago
Hi Folks: We have decided to bite the bullet and capture about 200 hours of SD programming we have produced over the years currently only existing on 60 minute DigiBeta and BetaSP tapes. The vendor ha
Re: Acquiring Footage from DigiBeta and Beta SP
by Clement Hobbs 7 years ago
You may want to consider upconverting on ingest through a Terranex. You end up with a very good quality HD file that can be used for SD needs as well. If you have any 24fps originated material that no
OSX ProApps Codec "Update" Kills our QuickTime
by W. Lawrence Stevens 7 years ago
Apple just auto-updated our Mac Pro "ProApps" QuickTime codecs and now none of our footage will play in FCP 7 or QuickTime. The footage is Sony XDCam EX 108060i 35mb s VBR. Everything was working fine
Re: OSX ProApps Codec "Update" Kills our QuickTime
by Peter Warren 7 years ago
I re installed QT7 http: support.apple.com kb DL923
Problems converting XDCamEX .Mov files to MP4 for Web
by W. Lawrence Stevens 8 years ago
Hi Folks: We shoot a PMW-350 and EX-1R (for b camera.) We post on FCP and output to XDCam 1080i 60i 35mb s VBR(quicktime). I've had a lot of trouble compressing this format down to MP4 for streaming o
Re: Problems converting XDCamEX .Mov files to MP4 for Web
by W. Lawrence Stevens 8 years ago
Thanks for the head's up on Squeeze. As far as outputting to ProRes, it seems the increased file size and bitrate are not justified. The XDCam spec is is about 35 mbit s and going up to ProRes gets yo
Potential Problem with EX1R file Writing?
by W. Lawrence Stevens 9 years ago
I have been using an EX1R as a B camera since February. I use Sandisk SD Pro disks and Hoodman adaptor. My workflow is comprised of shooting approximately 12, 8G disks on location and having an assist
Re: Potential Problem with EX1R file Writing?
by W. Lawrence Stevens 9 years ago
UPDATE: In another thread, Don Greening suggested I reset reboot the camera. OMG.. I think that worked! I'm still testing but I think that's the prize winner! Thanks again Don. If you are ever down in
Advanced Digital Delivery in FCP?
by W. Lawrence Stevens 9 years ago
Hi friends: We have been selected by a major pay television distributor to begin experimenting witll 100% digital delivery of HD programming. We shoot 1920x1080 35mbs (Sony XDCam) post with FCP (duh)
Re: Advanced Digital Delivery in FCP?
by Charles Viau 9 years ago
Use Sony XDCAM export option in FCP u can download this FCP option when getting XDCAM transfert from sony's web site
911: Need Final Cut Pro Workflow consultant ASAP Paid gig.
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
We produce television programs for pay-per-view systems such as Dish Network and Time Warner. We are moving from Avid to FCP7 and are having serious workflow and technical issues. We need a consultant
Clip in / out vs. Media start / end
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
When we create subclips from a master clip by marking in and out point, the resulting subclips don't have in and out time code in the logging screen. Rather, FCP indicates only a media "start" and "en
Re: Clip in / out vs. Media start / end
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
Thanks Tom. Once we drag a subclip from the logging bin into the timeline, it creates an in and out point automatically. The problem we are having is once we have the timeline refined (by adjusting th
FCP Capturing Logged Shots, Not Timeline
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
We created sequences in FCP 7 using window burned proxy files. Logged subclips were then taken from a bin, placed in the timeline and then trimmed inside the timeline. When batch capturing from the or
Re: FCP Capturing Logged Shots, Not Timeline
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
GOT IT! I needed to select "Create Offline" in the drop down menu, rather than "Copy." Makes perfect sense now. Will try it out with editor tomorrow. Many thanks.
Making HD Picture "Pretty"
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
We are shooting the new PMW-350 Excam and this is our first experience with true 1080 HD. We shoot glamour for pay per view television and are known for a very polished and attractive production value
Re: Making HD Picture "Pretty"
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
Thanks Todd. Good advice. We have not tried to post anything yet but that is coming very soon. I am assuming there are alot of software post options to achive the look I am after as well. Re: Glamour,
Vignetting on 82mm thread HD Fujinon Lens
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
We just started shooting with a new Sony PMW-350 HD Camera and I am trying to bond with this camera and solve some problems. The first is trying to put filters on the stock Fujinon 82mm thread lens. I
Re: Vignetting on 82mm thread HD Fujinon Lens
by W. Lawrence Stevens 10 years ago
Thanks John: that's probably where I'm headed. Any suggestions in LA for someone who can get me set up with what I need So far, I'm not thrilled with anyone.
Shooting 3D Video for Cable / Satellite Distribution - Need Help!
by W. Lawrence Stevens 11 years ago
Hello CC Friends: One of our main distributors wants to move into 3D very quickly. We know about the new Panasonic camera announced at CES in January but that platform does not come until Fall. Until
Need iPhone Developer to Partner with.
by W. Lawrence Stevens 11 years ago
FantasyOne has been providing sexy pay-per-view VOD programming to the pay television industry since 1989. We are known for high quality visuals with an emphasis on style and sophistication. We have t
HMI Light Phasing
by W. Lawrence Stevens 11 years ago
Hi folks: New guy here but I have been shooting pro glamour photography for pay per view television for nearly 20 years. Here is small sample of my work: http: www.wlstevens.com I'm trying to solve a
Re: HMI Light Phasing
by W. Lawrence Stevens 11 years ago
Todd: Thanks so much for your very helpful input. I was pretty much thinking the same thing; namely, proceed with a process of elimination starting with the ballast. It also makes more sense that the
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