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Wolf Austad

Member Since:
May 10th 2006
41 Posts
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
ShotPut Pro v. 5 - worth the upgrade?
by Bob Cole 6 years ago
If anyone has tried ShotPut Pro's upgrade, I'd like to know whether it is worth using. Bob C
Re: ShotPut Pro v. 5 - worth the upgrade?
by Wolf Austad 6 years ago
I've used ShotPut since version 1. Version 5 is imho the best upgrade yet. Copy to one destination is faster, copy to two or more destinations is way faster in 5. This has a lot to do with ShotPut 4 b
Question for Shotput Pro Users
by Michael W. Towe 7 years ago
Have any of you Shotput Pro users noticed a huge slow down in Lion or Mountain Lion I used to be able to offload a 32gig card in about 35 minutes in Snow Leopard. Since moving to Lion, and now Mountai
Re: Question for Shotput Pro Users
by Wolf Austad 6 years ago
Yes, there was a massive slowdown with ShotPut 4 and Lion and Mountain Lion. Not sure entirely if it was a version of ShotPut or a version of OSX, but doesn't matter now. I just downloaded ShotPut 5 a
HPX250 vs 5D MKii Green Screen
by Justin Crowell 7 years ago
Hi everybody, I'm shooting a fairly straightforward green screen video. It will be a large green screen ( 10'x8'), and I have some good lighting for it. Does anyone have any thoughts on which camera w
Re: HPX250 vs 5D MKii Green Screen
by Wolf Austad 6 years ago
For footage originated with a 1 3" camera and AVC-Intra 100 codec there's not much of a benefit to go 4:4:4:4. Unless you need an alpha channel in the codec. Or if you plan a lot of roundtrips in post
Adobe first out of the gate with support for the 4K XAVC codec in the F55
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
Went to a presentation today about the new Sony F55 (staggeringly great camera) and the man from Sony said that PPro would be the first to support the 4K flavour of the new XAVC codec when the cameras
Re: Adobe first out of the gate with support for the 4K XAVC codec in the F55
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
http: www.studiodaily.com 2012 10 sony-reveals-f5-and-f55-cinealta-4k-cameras "Gaggioni did warn that XAVC 4K is "computationally intense," meaning the equivalent of an HP Z820 workstation packing 16
F series cards useless without 64bit on mac
by Tim Maloney 7 years ago
So Mac osx mountain lion has dropped the ability to be able to boot in 32bit mode. This leaves P2 owners in the lurch as we have to use 32bit to see P2 cards on Mac. Correct me if I'm wrong but Panaso
Re: F series cards useless without 64bit on mac
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
The way I understand it is that version 2.40 P2 Driver for OSX Lion will work with Panasonic's P2 readers, but not with a generic CardBus slot (f.ex. Sonnet QiO). USB volumes should mount without driv
PCD2G and the 15" MBP Retina
by Jim Cunningham 7 years ago
I will probably upgrade laptops to the new Retina MBP 15", but am waiting for the infrastructure to catch up. I'm using the Panasonic AJ-PCD2G to off load P2. (One USB for power, the other for data) -
Re: PCD2G and the 15" MBP Retina
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
Yes, PCD2 can be powered from a USB HUB or even an iPhone charger. I have been told that the USB 3 bus you connect this to will revert that entire USB 3 bus to USB 2 speed, since the PCD2 is a USB 2 d
6 Panasonic AG HPX370 Cameras Look Like Crap
by shawn Bockoven 7 years ago
We have six of the 370 cameras on our remote truck driven by Telecast Copperheads. The cameras are ok if the subject is close, but if they is over 25' away, the picture just sucks. Zoom in, set a focu
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Re: 6 Panasonic AG HPX370 Cameras Look Like Crap
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
1 3" cameras combined with a cheaper stock lens have the problem that diffraction starts around f2.8 or f4 or thereabout. While the lens is optimal around F5.6. Hence you get a rather limited range of
How to read P2 cards faster (and cheaply)
by Bill Parsons 7 years ago
OK, I am crazy about the Panasonic HPX250, but not so crazy about the long downloads using the USB connector. I am contemplating getting the 17" MacBookPro that has the Express-34 adapter and getting
Re: How to read P2 cards faster (and cheaply)
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
Ah, the Achilles heel of Panasonic: A small, fast and reasonably priced P2 card reader that works with a variety of standard computer interfaces. (Note to Panasonic: Micro P2 should have UHS-II interf
Use of Shot Put Pro on Mac Book Pro -- how many processors to specify?
by Bill Parsons 7 years ago
I am using a newly purchases Panasonic HPX250 and finding it superb for my uses. I have received invaluable help with downloading on another thread in this forum. I now have a question about P2 cards
Re: Use of Shot Put Pro on Mac Book Pro -- how many processors to specify?
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
If a Hard Drive is involved in the transfer, set it to 1. If you are using SSD runner drives and downloading from flash memory cards, set it to the number of CPU cores on your computer. At least that
HDLink Pro Displayport and Apple LED Cinema Display
by Wolf Austad 9 years ago
Hi, I just bought a HDLink Pro Displayport and a cable that goes from male Displayport to female Mini-Displayport. Cables fit fine between the HDLink Pro Displayport and my Apple LED Cinema Display, b
Re: HDLink Pro Displayport and Apple LED Cinema Display
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
No, it never worked. I ended up using an AJA HDP2 + Atlona DVI to Mini Displayport converter. I also noticed at NAB this year that Black Magic used the same 24" LED Apple display in their exhibit, so
Anyone using OS X Lion with P2 cards?
by Helmut Kobler 8 years ago
Any issues with P2 drivers, cards not mounting in readers, etc. Panasonic doesn't seem to have anything about Lion anywhere.... ------------------- Documentary Camera in Los Angeles www.lacameraman.co
Re: Anyone using OS X Lion with P2 cards?
by Wolf Austad 7 years ago
I would like to avoid the $345 range price of the Panasonic usb2 card reader if it's a possibility. Couldn't find anything else compatible with Lion. Is there anything else less expensive...and relia
Why shoot 720?
by Mark D'Agostino 8 years ago
We own an HDX900P. This is a for-broadcast only question, not the web. Most of our commercials now air on cable in HD. We occasionally will shoot 720 60P for slomotion. I actually prefer 1080 30P slow
Re: Why shoot 720?
by Wolf Austad 8 years ago
1080 mode on the HDX900 (and 2700 and 2000 2100) use 720 imager with a pixel shift to uprez to 1080. For certain situations this works just fine, for other situations, particularly certain directions
More Frustrations with XDCam EX Format
by W. Lawrence Stevens 8 years ago
We shoot for pay per view television using the PMW-350 as our main camera and an EX1R for Bcam. I have had considerable frustration in my postproduction workflow and I'm about to sell all the gear and
Re: More Frustrations with XDCam EX Format
by Wolf Austad 8 years ago
There's no way of copying reliably with either Windows folder copy or Mac Finder copy. If you have a problem with copy speeds, switch to UHS-1 SD-HC cards (Panasonic, Sandisk and Delkin make them). If
Dailies workflow possible?
by Wolf Austad 8 years ago
Hi, I'm wondering if it's possible to use FCP X for 'dailies' workflow F.ex. a very simple color correction of the footage. (I know that FCP X has very limited color correction.) The requirements for
Re: Dailies workflow possible?
by Wolf Austad 8 years ago
Thank you, Tom! Aasulv Wolf Austad, fnf Director of Photography Los Angeles based
How to avoid 8-bit truncating?
by Wolf Austad 9 years ago
Not sure if this is the right forum, but trying: I have some image sequences that need to be converted to 4:2:2 ProResHQ. The originating format is 12bit Nikon raw (.NEF). I've tried to convert the Ni
Re: How to avoid 8-bit truncating?
by Wolf Austad 9 years ago
Thanks Jeremy, The banding after rendering in Motion in Float or Half-float (tried both) is significantly reduced compared to running those 16bit TIFFs through Compressor or Color or Quicktime Pro, al
KiPro software update available
by gary adcock 10 years ago
Aja has posted a new version of the software for the KiPro at: http: www.aja.com ajashare kipro kipro_ver_1.0.1.17-1256164234.zip Make sure you read the release notes for the features in this build,
Re: KiPro software update available
by Wolf Austad 10 years ago
Thanks for the clarification :-) Aasulv Wolf Austad, fnf Director of Photography Los Angeles based
FCP 8 bit???
by Kevin Watkins 12 years ago
I was poking around on the site today and discovered this post which sort-of surprised me: "All RGB is rendered to 8-bit in FCP. One can apparently assemble in FCS2 Color with a float renderer, BUT as
Re: Origin of files
by Wolf Austad 12 years ago
To Kevin: If you browse further back in this forum you will find that contributors much more respected and knowledgeable than me (i.e. real post people) are saying the compatibility problems between K
DPX 10-bit Log vs. AJA Kona 10-bit Log RGB Codec
by Russell Lasson 12 years ago
I'm working with a Red camera and I'm trying to figure out a post workflow. It might make things a lot easier for me if I could stay in QuickTime. So what's the difference between DPX and the Kona AJA
Re: DPX 10-bit Log vs. AJA Kona 10-bit Log RGB Codec
by Wolf Austad 12 years ago
All RGB is rendered to 8-bit in FCP. One can apparently assemble in FCS2 Color with a float renderer, BUT as far as I know, there is still a bug in Final Cut Studio 2 and or AJA Kona 3 drivers prevent
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