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Yesterday a client asked if I could help move part of a DVD back to VHS. No lie.

It was thru email so lots of questions are yet to be answered... Such as WHY???

And you thought tape was dead. Ready for round 7?

Skyping via P2. HELP?

Have a gig in a few weeks where I have been hired w/my HPX-500 P2 camera to Skype a live interview that I will be shooting. Have never done this before, I'm not sure if client is providing the computer or using my own, but I attempted a test on my MacBook Pro(ver 10.7.5/OS X Lion) and was unable to even locate the proper cable configuration from the 1394 output on P2 to Mac. I'm thinking I may need to invest in a converter or SDI box or some cable I am unfamiliar with. Any thhoughts?

Chicago Video Crew covers a thriller in South Bend for Pac-12

It was a cold, rainy, Saturday morning in the Midwest. A perfect day for college football, and what better match up than the Stanford-Notre Dame rivalry which always lives up to the hype with some of the better finishes in recent memory. I got the call to head to South Bend and cover the game with Pac-12 report Ashley Adamson. We shot a standup before the game at the Notre Dame tailgate with a contingent of Stanford fans who made the long trip to be in attendance for the game. We then fed the footage we shot before the game back to the Pac-12 studios via a Live U pack which uses cell phone service to act as a Satellite truck and beam the footage to the satellites waiting in California. Once the footage was all fed they were able to edit it together with a feature on Stanford’s quarterback and air it before the 3:30 EST kickoff!

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Ashley and I retired to the warmth of the press box for the game and waited until the game had ended to shoot some post game reaction and interviews. The game came down to the wire as expected and Stanford lost on a heartbreaking play in the final minute of the game as Notre Dame threw a long touchdown pass on third down and long. We caught up with some of the Stanford players to get their take on what happened and shot a stand up on the field afterwards. We sent this footage back to Pac-12 and they aired it on their late-night wrap up show.

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If you want to catch some of the post game footage I shot you can find it here!

http://pac-12.com/videos/stanford-football-players-react-after-late-loss-notre-dame

which viewfinder is better

Okay,

So I am looking for an lcd viewfinder/monitor to use with my Canon 5DMKIII and also the occasional C300 rental that I do.

I have used the Zacuto Z Finder, but have not been so impressed by it nor the price. I like the Small HD DP4.

Anybody have experience with either and can discuss the pros/cons of each?

Thanks!

Don’t Miss Out on Early Bird Discounts for the 2015 Advanced Storytelling Workshop.

Discounts are available for the NPPA Adavanced Storytelling Worskhop if you register by Jan 1st. The Wotkshop dates are March 29 - April 3, 2015 in San Marcos, TX at Texas State University. You will work incredibly hard during this week long workshop but, by graduation you will have the tools to take your storytelling to the next level. For more information please visit the website.

Don’t Miss Out on Early Bird Discounts for the 2015 Advanced Storytelling Workshop.

Discounts are available for the NPPA Adavanced Storytelling Worskhop if you register by Jan 1st. The Wotkshop dates are March 29 - April 3, 2015 in San Marcos, TX at Texas State University. You will work incredibly hard during this week long workshop but, by graduation you will have the tools to take your storytelling to the next level. For more information please visit the website.

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