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jim brodie

Member Since:
January 28th 2002
76 Posts
Selling Used Gear
by jim brodie 2 days ago
Hi Everyone, How have you found the best way to sell used gear I have some gear that is still in excellent condition but I'm at the stage where I want to scale back my business. I have a Sony EX-1R an
Re: Selling Used Gear
by Wayne Keyser 1 day ago
If you want to sell on Amazon or anywhere else you get to choose the sale price, offer the stuff just lower than the lowest listed price. Why would any buyer choose to pay more ============= There is
Advice on Selling Sony EX1-R
by jim brodie 2 days ago
Hi Everyone, I'm interested in selling my EX-1R camera that is in excellent condition. Have other people had any success selling through Adorama or do they prefer a social media site directed at profe
Transcribing interviews and such
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Hi gang... I just thought I'd pass along a resource that I stumbled on that I'm pretty darn impressed with. We just finished a week-long corporate shoot in Las Vegas, where we shot tons of interviews
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Re: Transcribing interviews and such
by jim brodie 4 months ago
I've found that the free app Goggle Docs - < go to Tools, Voice typing is very good and improving all the time.... there are strange phonetic spellings at times but it isnt bad for transcibing a fe
Houston shoot
by jim brodie 9 months ago
Hi Folks, I'm planning a shoot in Houston this spring and wanted recommendations of a good camera rental place to rent a Sony FS7 and kit. Thank you.
Re: Houston shoot
by jim brodie 9 months ago
I just found two good sources for camera equipment in Houston. They are Blue Ribbon Digital Media and Prime Camera. Prime carries the FS5 only.
Making life-story Documentaries for Terminally ill. Need advise please
by Chris Lafosse 10 months ago
Hi all So I am beginning a little documentary production venture (mini life-story docs for terminally ill) and was wondering if you could advise on the basic equipment needed with a limited start-up b
Re: Making life-story Documentaries for Terminally ill. Need advise please
by jim brodie 10 months ago
I commend your work. Take the plunge and just do it. I'd agree with Mark's emphasis on good audio, bad rustle or hollow room ambience ruins the intimacy of an interview. The interviewing part is the m
macOS High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Whether to update or hold... https: www.cnet.com news 7-things-to-know-before-upgrading-to-macos-high-sierra-10-13 http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-to
Re: macOS High Sierra
by jim brodie 2 years ago
Will you need to run a 3rd party Trim program with your SSD when you load High Sierra or does it come with it built in Thanks! Jim
The viability of starting a production business - should a new guy head toward or or away?
by Nick Ryan 2 years ago
Hey all! I've got a question for all you established business gurus. I'm wondering what the current climate of the production world is, and if it's foolish to head into it if I'm already established i
Re: The viability of starting a production business - should a new guy head toward or or away?
by jim brodie 2 years ago
Well said Mark. I consciously avoided broadcast work in the mid-part of my career so I could spend more time with my wife and daughter. I missed greater travel and adventure and the creative satisfact
Suggestions for Graphics Card Upgrade
by jd Huitt 3 years ago
I posted on here awhile back about some issues that I was having when trying to apply Magic Bullet Looks to some 4K footage in Premiere Pro. After contacting Red Giant, it turns out that I am in need
Re: Suggestions for Graphics Card Upgrade
by jim brodie 3 years ago
I've found the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 to quite good but I'd have to agree that the Saphire is probably your best option.
Tips for becoming a full time videographer?
by Edward Calabig 6 years ago
I've been shooting wedding videos for the past 3 years and I am currently looking into free lancing full time for business and wedding videos. I have been working a day job as my main source of income
Re: Tips for becoming a full time videographer?
by jim brodie 4 years ago
Ned, that is wise advice that every young filmmaker should listen too. The other ridiculous term I've heard is "sweat equity"...you lower your standard rates with the promise you'll be called again. W
One Speaker giving a long presentation
by jim brodie 5 years ago
Hi Folks, I've been asked by a client to film her 8-10 hour training session delivered over two days using three cameras. The end product will be divided into 20 min. segments and streamed on a passwo
Re: One Speaker giving a long presentation
by jim brodie 5 years ago
Thanks Mark. The Lecturer likes to bob and weave when she talks so we may be chasing her with the camera all over the stage. I just prefer the look of progressive film look over the TV look I see in i
Light Leaks
by Gerry Condez 6 years ago
Anyone can help me how to use Light Leak effects through Media100 Thanks
Re: Light Leaks
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi Gerry, Place the clip in one of the animation tracks. Double click on the clip to edit. In Boris Red go to the Keys & Mattes filters and choose the BCC Light Matte. I usually choose the intense Lum
Creative Careers For a Soon to be Graduate?
by Christian Maine de Biran 6 years ago
I am a Senior at Hunter college in NYC with a major in Emerging media. It essentially teaches you a ton of creative platforms such as: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, HTML and we
Re: Creative Careers For a Soon to be Graduate?
by jim brodie 6 years ago
This is sage advice for all of us. Thank you for this generous offering of wisdom!
DeckLink SDI
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi folks, Another pioneer still trying to push the envelope of a favourite tool. I just upgraded to 10.8.5, Media100 2.1.4 and have not been able to get the DeckLink SDI video card to work with the la
Mac Pro Upgrade Advice
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm about to upgrade my five year old Mac Pro Quad core 3.0 that I use for video production editing. Its been a solid machine but I'm finding I'm getting bogged down in rendering graphics an
Re: Mac Pro Upgrade Advice
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Thank you for your advice. It is much appreciated!
Mac Pro upgrade advice
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm about to upgrade my five year old Mac Pro Quad core 3.0 that I use for video production editing. Its been a solid machine but I'm finding I'm getting bogged down in rendering graphics an
Re: Mac Pro upgrade advice
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi Gary, Thank you for your response. What if you were getting a new processor, 24 gigs of RAM and an 480 SSD drive and a new video card. Do you still think I'm taking a risk with the older model All
A new old computer for editing final cut
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm about to upgrade my five year old Mac Pro Quad core 3.0 I use for video production editing. Its been a solid machine but I'm finding I'm getting bogged down in rendering graphics and com
Re: A new old computer for editing final cut
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
My aging work machine is an Apple mac pro "octo core": It uses two, 3GHZ quad-core Intel Xeons. It was supersonic when all I did was SD resolution. It does okay with HD, within limits today, but HD ou
Multi-clip editing sound
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi Flo, Thank you for your tutorial. Its been awhile since I've done this but I have two cameras one with the good sound and one with the camera mike guide track. What is the most efficient way to cut
Re: Multi-clip editing sound
by Robert Stone 6 years ago
Aloha Jim - go to your Media 100 preferences menu and check under Multiclip. You can change the activator keys to just cut video, not audio. I don't have the program open right now, but try that first
Buying a new used computer
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm assessing whether it might be a good time to upgrade my current Mac Pro 2.1 (still stable after five years!!) I have the option to buy an August 2010 2.8 Quad-core for $1,390 vs. an Augu
Re: Buying a new used computer
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi Floh, Thank you so much for this information!!! I'm very grateful for your expertise. All the Best, Jim
laptop playback of multiple H.264 mpeg4 files
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi Folks, I've got a series of ten 5-6 min clips I'd like to supply my client on disk so they can choose the order in which they play. My material is HD scaled down to 920 x 540 encoded into files wit
Re: laptop playback of multiple H.264 mpeg4 files
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Joseph, Thank you for your detailed comment. Some of my clients have awful laptops that they never do any maintenance on and I had to give them 5 mbps 960 x 540 files and they loved them. Go figure! T
Cool stock music for accounting and other hip subjects
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi folks, I'm looking for new sources of reasonably priced music for a series of five minute corporate profiles I'm doing. I've used an excellent source called Premiumbeat.com but would like to search
Re: Cool stock music for accounting and other hip subjects
by jim brodie 6 years ago
Hi Chris, I will check them out. I did stumble across a rather good one called Pond 5 that people should check out. Some very nice tracks. Jim
Sony PMW-200 transfer to M100
by jim brodie 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, I am considering purchasing the Sony PWM-200 camera because it has the preferred broadcaster specs of 50 Mbps and the 4.2.2 color space. I have been using the EX-1R for a number of years
Re: Sony PMW-200 transfer to M100
by jim brodie 7 years ago
Thank you Michael. I was just curious whether many people have ingested material into the Media 100 from this new camera. All the Best, Jim
Candid Camera camera
by jim brodie 8 years ago
Hi Folks, We're planning a prank style situation of sales person and a customer at a counter. We plan on hiding the cameras. Any recommendations on the gear you'd use. I was thinking of a lipstick cam
Moving xml files in and out of Color
by jim brodie 8 years ago
Hi Folks, I've got the latest version of Suite 2.1 and I'm finding a problem moving xml programs in and out of Colour 1.5. I'm able to output to the Colour timeline, grade, save and export the xml but
Re: Moving xml files in and out of Color
by jim brodie 8 years ago
Thank you Flo. I'll get back to everyone when I've found any more solutions to this anomaly. Thank you for the Cmd-Opt-U shortcut. I've been using M100 for over a decade and not come across that one.
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 jim brodie 8 years ago
Hi folks, I have had the odd problem with clip browser but the most effective way if you want to dump everything into your NLE is to use Sony's Cinemon import component software. You set finder on a s
settings for architecture
by jim brodie 9 years ago
Hi folks, I've been shooting mostly faces and interiors for several months and recently landed a job that involves shooting lots of metal buildings and other structures with straight lines. Any sugges
Workflow question
by Peter Humble 9 years ago
Hi, I'm about to do a corporate video with an EX1 which I've only used once before. I edit solely on a Mac Desktop but will be filming in remote locations so I'll need to hire a Laptop to offload the
Re: Workflow question
by jim brodie 9 years ago
Hi, I've found the PC route goes quickly, however, I'm hearing a lot of positive things about the Nexto NVS2500 which allows you to download the cards onto a small portable hard drive. This would be p
Canon DSLR vs. EX-1R for documentary
by jim brodie 9 years ago
Greetings, I'm shooting a documentary with an EX-1R, however, both the producer and myself are entranced with the shallow focus and rich look of 7D and Mark5 II Canon cameras. I've heard about the moi
Re: Canon DSLR vs. EX-1R for documentary
by Dean Sensui 9 years ago
Don Greening ""it's two (click) two (click) two mints in one!"" Whoa. From the 70's I think. I doubt I'll be using a DSLR anytime soon. 'Cause I ain't got one! :-) Dean Sensui -- Hawaii Goes Fishing
fine tuning the film look
by jim brodie 9 years ago
My question relates to how to adjust the EX-1R to approach the filmic look of my old Panasonic AG-DVX-100B SD camera. I found the look so wonderful and now that I've got a Sony EX-1R I'm trying to ach
Re: fine tuning the film look
by Brian Moore 9 years ago
color correction.....learn it, know it, use it, be it.
Green screen, blue screen, purple screen?
by jim brodie 10 years ago
Hifolks, I just finished a muppets type of show on green screen with an EX-1R. I've always been told green is the best because it has the higher sampling rate and is less noisy than blue. It worked ou
Re: Green screen, blue screen, purple screen?
by Dean Sensui 9 years ago
I shot someone who wore a shirt that was green, but a different green from the greenscreen. Primatte was still able to pull a key. In your case you might want to pull the yellow-green character separa
Marketing Services to and with Web Developers
by jim brodie 10 years ago
I recently produced a 45 minute instructional drama on management union cooperation that is integrated into four parts on a subscriber based e-learning web site. We simply produced the dramatic conten
Re: Marketing Services to and with Web Developers
by jim brodie 10 years ago
Thank you for your posts. As it turns out, two weeks after I posted this a prospect I've done some minor work for came to me with an RFP to rebrand their training website. When talking with their mark
Creating a relaxing atmosphere for non-professional talents
by Vince Becquiot 10 years ago
Could you share some techniques you use to make a talent feel comfortable in front of the camera with a full crew What tips would you give to your crew, and what approach would you use as a director t
Re: Creating a relaxing atmosphere for non-professional talents
by jim brodie 10 years ago
The only thing I would add is that the worst enemy of professional or nonprofessional talent is self-consciousness and one of the best ways to get them back into "the moment" and away from the demon o
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Budgeting for shooting in Italy
by Cheryl Beckley 10 years ago
I'm putting together a budget proposal for shooting an HD documentary in Italy next year. I've contacted the Italian film commission and a local commission to find out what kind of fees, permits and a
Re: Budgeting for shooting in Italy
by jim brodie 10 years ago
I haven't spoken to Lauren in years but she has shot some high profile works in Italy. She is a wonderful person and a terrific producer. Try this link. http: www.thebigchimphouse.com Lauren Drewery
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