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by alisterchapman
November 15th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: PMW-F series
Topic: How to shoot 240 fps with the F5 and F55
Replies: 0
Views: 5982

How to shoot 240 fps with the F5 and F55

I know a lot of people struggle with getting the high speed modes to work on the F5 and F55. For a start if you want to shoot at 120fps, then you use S&Q mode. In addition in the camera menu, under S&Q Motion to go above 60fps you need to set High Frame Rate Mode to Full Scan. If you want to shoot a...
by alisterchapman
October 23rd, 2013, 3:06 pm
Forum: PMW-F series
Topic: How to reset camera when you have no VF display.
Replies: 0
Views: 3715

How to reset camera when you have no VF display.

If you don't have a Sony viewfinder connected to the viewfinder port it is possible to accidentally turn off the display overlays on the SDI and HDMI ports. From Version 2 firmware on this is not an issue as pressing the CAMERA button twice will bring up an option to turn the VF overlays on and off ...
by alisterchapman
October 22nd, 2013, 6:15 pm
Forum: PMW-F series
Topic: XD CAM PHU-22OR shows error message "no codec"
Replies: 2
Views: 5452

Re: XD CAM PHU-22OR shows error message "no codec"

The codec is part of the Final Cut Pro installation. Make sure you are running FCP7 and its up to date. This is very old software as has now been replaced by XDCAM-Browser.
by alisterchapman
September 23rd, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forum: PMW-F series
Topic: DSLR Lens for Sony F5/F55
Replies: 2
Views: 4225

Re: DSLR Lens for Sony F5/F55

Yes, your right it's the Tamron 18-270. I use it with either an MTF EF mount or the prototype mount I'm working on. The zoom handgrip won't be available until the new year I'm afraid :-(
by alisterchapman
September 20th, 2013, 9:43 pm
Forum: PMW EX Series cameras
Topic: Genlock Settings EX3
Replies: 1
Views: 4219

Re: Genlock Settings EX3

You won't need to change any settings in the EX3's in most cases, but if you want to sync more than 1 other device you need either a sync generator or distribution amplifier to provide the sync feed for each device. I would not recommend syncing one camera to the first using the first cameras compon...
by alisterchapman
September 3rd, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: SxS and Solid State
Topic: OSX 10.8.4 MBP: Expresscard/34 & SXS very slow transfer spee
Replies: 3
Views: 5271

Re: OSX 10.8.4 MBP: Expresscard/34 & SXS very slow transfer

Are you sure you have the latest driver version. There have been lot's of driver updates, each larger card normally needs a new update. Also transfer speed will depend on what you are transferring to, is the destination fast enough?
by alisterchapman
September 3rd, 2013, 10:06 am
Forum: PMW EX Series cameras
Topic: LED lights specially Purple is worst for EX1R camera
Replies: 1
Views: 3938

Re: LED lights specially Purple is worst for EX1R camera

Different lights is the only solution. LED lights are terrible and do not output a pure spectrum. All cameras have problems with colored LED lights.
by alisterchapman
August 23rd, 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: PDW Optical Disc Cameras
Topic: New MacBook Pro doesn't see xdcam disc
Replies: 5
Views: 8457

Re: New MacBook Pro doesn't see xdcam disc

Not sure about the .mxf file issue, but thank you for reporting back about how you fixed your problem. Information like that is great to have.
by alisterchapman
August 14th, 2013, 11:43 pm
Forum: PMW EX Series cameras
Topic: EX3 captured colour inaccurate
Replies: 2
Views: 3984

Re: EX3 captured colour inaccurate

Led lights cause havoc with most cameras as they do not output a complete color spectrum. Blue LEDs are particularly problematic as they usually output a lot of far blue and ultraviolet.
by alisterchapman
July 30th, 2013, 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: iPad as monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 9220

Re: iPad as monitor

You can use an ipad as a monitor if you get a Teradeck Cube: http://www.teradek.com/pages/cube

Ipads and PC's are not designed to be monitors. Their color and gamma response is different to proper monitors.