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 on: February 07, 2016, 11:52:50 PM 
Started by David Eichler - Last post by Schewe
Ready to give up on this mouse and looking for something else. I like the ergonomics of the MX master a lot. Not seeing any other Bluetooth mouse that stands out for me at the local Fry's or Best Buy.

Are doing digital imaging, particularly Photoshop? I've tried bluetooth mice but always go back to a USB mouse with optical accuracy. No lag and very precise.

 on: February 07, 2016, 11:52:29 PM 
Started by lotusEsp - Last post by MAmaro

Joe provided some good options for triggers.  I've used older skyports (to 1/400) and profoto air (to 1/1600).  But, if remote triggers don't work, tried and true basics like a sync cable should do the trick for all speeds that the camera, lenses and packs sync up to.

 on: February 07, 2016, 11:39:40 PM 
Started by pflower - Last post by eronald

I hate editing.
However I've noticed Resolve on my MBP just barfs with my GH4 files, where FCPX is usable.
As I'm not a "pro" I won't buy a big config edit station and have to use what I own ..



Baselight is still covering FCP7 true. That seems to proove that many FCP7 users have never switched yet.

I tested the Baselight for Avid at the time I used Avid (my pre-Lightworks era) and it was really good. Actually I still have a Media Composer with a Baselight plug-in in an old Workstation
that I can't unplug because got on it a software that is obsolete and can't go on Windows 8 but that they still use in certain printing houses I work with.

The Baselight plug-ins for NLEs aren't of course the standalone version ultra expensive but they do a great job indeed and the interface is very much "photographic" designed if I might say.

But with Resolve I don't see the Baselight point except that instead of roudtripping it's all automatized, wich can indeed fits in some's workflows.

I beleive as long as you got the roundtripping hassle-free you could keep going with FCP7 many more years without problems, included if your clients want 8K (wich I hope they won't bite on this nonsense)
because in the end cutting is cutting.
After all, replacing in Resolve by the higher res medias is what's been done for years and years until the "edit native" mantra contaminated everything. (Do we really want to edit natively the higher Red included with the Rocket? that's a bit playing with fire)

Frankly, I don't see a problem editing with Prores-proxies in an old FCP or Avid and then replacing the medias at the conform stage. It's manual, yes, but when you do that 10 times a day in the end it's like going to the lu.

I think that we live in an accelerated world that tends to sell us "upgrade to the latest or die". So if we'd follow this spirit your R1 is just good for the garbage and you should just buy the lastest Red cams otherwise it ain't cool and you'd loose magic properties of the new generations? All that is marketing.
And the fun part is that the latest "Graeme" color science is available regardless of the camera involved. (and who cares about the latest coulour science to be honest?)

Remember Telma edited the Scorcese movies with an old LW version, way much less powerfull and sophisticated than the today's released product and it worked! (actually, it seems that the dudes who change all the time to the latest are in fact the non-professionals).

I think that whatever modern camera like the BMs if you can shoot Prores and avoid like the plague those ultra-compressed AVCHD and Co the footage will be brought in FCP7 without transcoding hassles.
In fact, that obliges to a rational approach: I still don't get the point why all cameras aren't shooting or Prores or DNx but instead of that weired oscur codecs??
That's what's lovely about the Pocket camera or the Arri, Prores means it can be inserted in whatever NLE (included FCP7) and colored in whatever color suite without the need of transcodes. What-you-shoot-is-what-you-need (I should patent that: WYSIWYN)

FCP7 still has long years of editing ahead. No rush is necessary IMO. In the momento R.R (your company) does his own movies using FCP7 is perfectly doable. It would be different in the case you were an editorial house and edit other's Works then yes FCP7 would now be an obstacle. But then you would not use either FCPX. (similar in fact to what did a friend of mine, profesional musician. He was on Avid and got fed-up and switched to Reaper. He told me that if he had to mix other's Works he would have been obliged to keep Avid, but as he Works for him he had the choice)

 on: February 07, 2016, 11:20:33 PM 
Started by Paul Wright - Last post by Paul Wright
Just to add a note, I find "camera scanning" to be much faster than scanner scanning (I have V700 and Coolscan IV) if you are doing a significant number of images.  (I use a D800E, which gives up nothing to the scanners in terms of "real" resolution and dynamic range.)

Thanks for that. Yes, a properly set up D800E camera scan would look good in the resolution & DR aspects. Can you describe the physical setup you use?

If I go down the camera scan road it would be with Canon 5DIII,  f/2.8 EF L 100mm IS macro plus macro slider, very likely a Velbon Super Mag Slider There are cheapie sliders on eBay for under $30 of dubious quality or almost $700 AUD for a Novoflex slider rail  The Velbon looks like nice middle ground with solid reviews. Focusing the 100mm at close to minimum focus distance was very twitchy, so the macro rail would bring the required control. A shorter focal length may simplify matters. 

Here's a fairly entertaining camera scan device called the Film Toaster which I saw today on Petapixel:
Does it toast film?


 on: February 07, 2016, 11:17:46 PM 
Started by Mark Ogden - Last post by BobShaw
Kincade made a lot of money while he was alive, as does Lik.  That's more than van Gogh and a lot of other artists did and do.  And although Kincade died of alcoholism and drug addiction, which negatively effected his business, he never cut off his ear.  Of course none of that has anything to do with his work or Van Gogh's or Lik's for that matter.  My point is, judge his or anyone's work on its artistic value.    You obviously don't like it, which is fine.  But many people did and still do.  Knocking someone's work that is enjoyed by millions by declaring him mediocre and the people who admire his work as middlebrow is narrow-minded and insulting.
+ everyone who is not just jealous. 5 pages? Seriously. I admire successful people.

 on: February 07, 2016, 11:12:18 PM 
Started by JB Rasor - Last post by JB Rasor
Hi everyone. I hope your weekend has gone well.

I recently upgraded to the NEC PA322 UHD as my primary monitor, and I'm running the standard Apple Thunderbolt Display as a second monitor. My main machine is a Mac Pro Trashcan, 8 Core.

Whenever the computer goes into sleep mode, for an extended period of time, the second monitor (Apple Thunderbolt Display) will not wake from sleep. It just stays black. The peripherals run fine (external backup drives plugged into it). They are mounted on the desktop. The display is plugged directly into the Mac Pro.

I am at a complete loss here. I've trouble shot everything I can think of. Unplugged peripherals, reset PRAM and VRAM, SMC reset, etc. No matter what, if the computer sleeps for 20 plus minutes, that second monitor will stay black until the computer is fully restarted. Then it turns on just fine. 

Does anyone have a thought here or experienced a similar issue? It started occurring prior to my NEC upgrade, with another monitor. I'm thinking it's a recent bug, but definitely underreported. Any help would be great!

Thanks, as always, guys!

JB Rasor

 on: February 07, 2016, 11:11:31 PM 
Started by RMW - Last post by BobShaw
Whatever you use to show your images, if you want to offer Custom Framing straight from the site then you can try this

(Currently only for framing in Australia but i am looking at options.)

 on: February 07, 2016, 11:08:21 PM 
Started by Paul2660 - Last post by Paul2660

Thought I was current.


 on: February 07, 2016, 11:04:05 PM 
Started by David Eichler - Last post by BobShaw
Throw it in the cupboard and get the Apple Trackpad.

 on: February 07, 2016, 10:59:49 PM 
Started by Guillermo Luijk - Last post by BobShaw
We agree but the exposure here if I am reading it correctly is only 1.6 secs. You should be able to take exposures of minutes without visible movement or something is wrong beyond needing IS.

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