Using a soft box with a Diva Lite? by kat hayes 3 years ago I'm using a Diva Lite for some still photos, and I want to diffuse the light. I repurposed a soft box meant for a strobe and put it over the Diva Lite. Since the Diva Lite does not have a speedring th
Re: Using a soft box with a Diva Lite? by Bill Davis 3 years ago Which "Diva Lite" are you working with If you're taking about the Diva fluorescent banks, they are already " soft" by nature to begin with.. But "Diva" gets mis-applied to a whole bunch of forms. So m
C-stand sandbag and arm placement questions by kat hayes 5 years ago I want to make sure that my C-stands are stable, and I keep seeing conflicting info regarding sandbag placement and arm knob location. I currently positioned the arms and bags based on what seemed sta
CS6 keeps dropping audio on my Mac by kat hayes 6 years ago Using a Canon AVCHD camera, every single clip I ingest results in dropped audio. It doesn't matter if I close the program and reopen it, it is always gone. Is there any fix for this Thanks.
Re: CS6 keeps dropping audio on my Mac by kat hayes 6 years ago 1.) If I copy all of the clips to the HD, how do I then delete the ones that I don t need 2.) After importing the clips I require, where are they saved to What format are the brought in I m guessing n
Basic pacing/editing questions by kat hayes 8 years ago I understand the technical of editing, though I do not have much background in the art of editing. I have about an hour of video from a scuba dive that I want to edit down to maybe 5 minutes. There ar
Re: Basic pacing/editing questions by kat hayes 8 years ago Hi Scott, 1. Is there some guideline for going from shorter faster clips to longer slower ones Is this just up to the discretion of the editor I guess I'm just looking to see if there are underlying g
Backup solutions by kat hayes 8 years ago I have a Macpro with about 10 500gb internal harddrives that I swap back and forth. I'm currently only backing up the main hard drive through time machine. I'm looking for a solution that will allow m
editing on an iPad by kat hayes 8 years ago I want to take an iPad on a trip and be able to edit some short vacation videos on it. The two apps I'm looking at are iMovie and Avid. I currently use FCP 6 and am switching to Premeire CS5.5. Just c
Advice on camera to use for video shoot? by kat hayes 8 years ago I want to shoot some footage that will be used for a 30-45 second web based commercial. The footage will not have any audio recorded on location, and the video will have quick cuts and different angle
Re: Advice on camera to use for video shoot? by kat hayes 8 years ago Could you elaborate a bit on the 5D advantages over the HVX200 I know the HVX has better audio controls. How else does the 5D perform better over the HVX besides the shallow depth of field I guess I'm
Recommended Mics by kat hayes 9 years ago I want to buy some mics for students to use while learning to shoot video with cameras. They will conduct interviews, do commentating like a newscaster, and shoot scripted video. I'm thinking of getti
Re: Recommended Mics by kat hayes 9 years ago We are going to get a lav also. When I go to BH's site, they have a lot of different variations of the Countryman B6 and EMW and B3. We are not going to get a mixer just yet, so it will have to be plu
Recommended tripods? by kat hayes 9 years ago Can anyone recommend a good tripod for use with a DVX 100, AF100, or any other camera we may want to use I prefer if it is lighter in weight while still sturdy. A fluid head is important. I have no id
Advice on buying a new 3TB drive by kat hayes 9 years ago I want to get a new 3 TB 7,200 rpm drive for my Macpro. I am looking at drives from http: www.bhphotovideo.com c search atclk=Capacity_3TB&ci=6525&N=429454238... Does anyone have any opinions regardin
Advice for buying a quality hard drive? by kat hayes 9 years ago Not sure where else to ask this, so this seemed like the best place. I want to get a new 3 TB 7,200 rpm drive for my Macpro. I am looking at drives from http: www.bhphotovideo.com c search atclk=Capac
Suggestiongs for small lighting kit? by kat hayes 9 years ago I want to buy some lights that students can use to learn basic lighting. We do not have a dedicated space for setting up the lights, so these maybe used in a corner of a classroom, or maybe in a hallw
Recommended accessories for Cinema 4D? by kat hayes 9 years ago We are going to find an instructor to start teaching Cinema 4D at our school, though I know nothing about the software. Besides the computers and displays, are there any accessories or peripherals tha
Lighting hands against a green screen? by kat hayes 9 years ago I want to shoot video of my hands and some of my arms in front of a green screen holding markers and pens that I will later bring into After Effects to make it seem like I am writing on different boar
Re: Lighting hands against a green screen? by kat hayes 9 years ago Thanks for your responses. Attached are a couple sample images of how I might want to shoot the video of the hands. Any ideas or suggestions for how to light this I understand the basics of lighting i
Basic Setting Advice by kat hayes 9 years ago I am new to the HVX and want to shoot video of my hands and some of my arms in front of a green screen holding markers and pens that I will later bring into After Effects to make it seem like I am wri
Re: Basic Setting Advice by kat hayes 9 years ago Hi Chris, 1. what do you mean by "Think about motion blur " 2. Should shooting at 720p even be considered if 1080i is an option If so, why Thanks.
Format and settings to shoot a wedding? by kat hayes 9 years ago I'm going to shoot a wedding for a friend with the understanding that I have never done this before. I can shoot with a Sony in HDV or with a Panasonic HVX200. The Panasonic has a 4:2:2 color space wh
Re: Format and settings to shoot a wedding? by Mark Suszko 9 years ago I've used the Panasonic and I like it. I would say 720, 1080 is overkill and chews up more drive space. More important will be for you to get familiar with manualyl controlling focus and exposure from
Baseline design skills needed? by kat hayes 9 years ago How much artistic background, drawing, designing do you need for being good with Maya Can you get good with the program without an understanding of graphic design, color theory, etc. Thanks.
Baseline design skills needed? by kat hayes 9 years ago How much artistic background, drawing, designing do you need for being good with Cinema 4D Can you get good with the program without an understanding of graphic design, color theory, etc. Thanks.
Re: Baseline design skills needed? by Scott Benson 9 years ago You can become incredibly competent at this program without an iota of design skill. There are entire skillsets within C4D that don't require a single art class - rigging, dynamics and Xpresso (C4D's
Basic questions about Maya by kat hayes 9 years ago We are considering offering some Cinema 4D courses at our school and have some basic questions we are hoping someone can answer. We would like to hire someone to teach two courses, a basic and a follo
Re: Basic questions about Maya by kat hayes 9 years ago 1. If you do not mind me asking, is this a private school, community college, etc. 2. By becoming quite "proficient" what are they able to develop after 1 term What about after 2 terms Example: A 30-s
Basic questions about Maya by kat hayes 9 years ago We are considering offering some Maya courses at our school and have some basic questions we are hoping someone can answer. We would like to hire someone to teach two courses, a basic and a follow up
Re: Basic questions about Maya by kat hayes 9 years ago I guess what I'm looking for is, I know Photohop and based on my knowledge of it, I could say that after 1 semester of an intro to Photoshop course students should be able to do work with Layers, Sele
Industry standards? by kat hayes 9 years ago Is there a industry standard for developing short intros and bumpers for web videos If not, what are the commonly used programs to do this Maya and Cinema 4D Thanks.
Re: Industry standards? by Cory Petkovsek 9 years ago For web videos, there are technological standards, but not content standards. The technology standards would be your playing technologies (flash and html5), your containers (mov, mp4, wmv), and your c
OT - survey of entry level positions by kat hayes 9 years ago I work with a school in LA and we want to train students in Maya, though we need some data to be able to justify funding for new courses. 1. Is there some sort of industry data out there that describe
Prerequisites to this program by kat hayes 10 years ago I work at a school and we are considering developing an introductory Maya course. I know nothing about the program. 1. What prerequisites, if any, would someone with ZERO Maya experience need to take
Travel advice by kat hayes 11 years ago I am going to bring an HVX, tripod and laptop on a plane. I always take my laptop as a carry-on, and have not had a problem with doing so, though now that I want to also bring my HVX and tripod, I am
Re: Travel advice by kat hayes 11 years ago Thanks for the replies. How do you handle bringing lighting equipment I am thinking of bringing a couple of KNO lights. Thanks again!
Advice on which camera to use by kat hayes 11 years ago I need to shoot a series of simple interviews, without using a lighting kit (maybe an on camera mounted one) and only using a handheld mic connected directly to the camera. I have access to both a DVX
Re: Advice on which camera to use by kat hayes 11 years ago Hi Noah, Would I achieve a noticeable increase in either audio or video quality by using the HVX-200 instead of the DVX for this type of shoot, one with very little control of the lighting and no mixe
Release forms while shooting at conferences? by kat hayes 11 years ago 1.) How do you conduct video based interviews on the floor of conferences trade shows without needing to get model release forms from anyone who happens to walk by the camera while you are recording 2
Which of these mics to use for this shoot? by kat hayes 12 years ago I want to shoot some simple videos that will consist of a camera setup in a single spot while I am talking to the camera. I will be around 10-12ft from the camera. I am going to connect either a ME 66
Physical Dimensions of a SD 480i Project by kat hayes 12 years ago I want to import still images into a SD 480 FCP project. I might do some zooms on parts of the pictures. 1. What is the native resolution physical dimensions of video or images that are included in th
When is it best to down convert? by kat hayes 13 years ago When working with video shot at 1080 that will ultimately be delivered on SD DVD, at what point should it be down converted After being injested into Final Cut Pro, after editing it, or prior to bring
Re: When is it best to down convert? by walter biscardi 13 years ago This has been covered quite a bit on this forum, but the easy answer is in Compressor. Just edit HD, export HD, then have Compressor make a 16:9 DVD file.Walter Biscardi, Jr. Biscardi Creative Media H
Monitor stopped working by kat hayes 13 years ago We have been using a Sony AC-LMD9 production monitor and all of a sudden the screen has gone greyscale and will not display any color. Any ideas of what might have happened Thanks.
Saving files by kat hayes 13 years ago I'm a student and have access to Audition, though I do not have access to a manual. I need to save a copy of the .ses non-compressed file so I can go back in later and edit it, though when I try to sa
Re: Saving files by willie toth 13 years ago IF you go to help you will find all the info you need ... You choose how to save things, if it defaults to a compressed format then you might have recorded the session in something other than 44.1 ..