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Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website, adamwilt.com, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and started its “Technical Difficulties” column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book, “Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System”, part of the Apple Pro Training series. He currently writes for ProVideoCoalition.com and DVInfo.net, and creates iPhone apps like Cine Meter II and FieldMonitor.

Working with RED Footage

Working with RED Footage

For my unfair comparison of three cameras, I had to process RED clips to a greater degree than I had previously, including dealing with odd overexposure artifacts. I relate my…

EX1 Misfocusing Explained

EX1 Misfocusing Explained

[Updated 2008.03.29] I noticed in my unfair comparison of three cameras that the EX1’s outdoor shot wasn’t in focus. I was puzzled: I had…

Three three-letter cameras: EX1, F23, RED

Three three-letter cameras: EX1, F23, RED

On March 7th, Tim Blackmore and I visited Videofax, a San Francisco camera rental house. Videofax is unique in the area (as far as I know) in having both a…

Discussing RED, uncensoRED

Context: Adam shot some RED footage on Friday 7 March, as part of a camera comparison, and took the raw files home to play with. Art shot a quick test…

Exporting stills from FCP

Exporting stills from FCP

I recently had a chance to compare the PMW-EX1 with a RED and an F23 (about which, more will be said in coming days). I collected quite a few…

PMW-EX1: XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1 for Mac Released

Sony has released XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1, software used to import XDCAM clips into QuickTime and Final Cut Pro. This version fixes a bug where PMW-EX1 recordings made…

PMW-EX1 Update 2

• Adam Van Voorhis of Boston Camera says that the EX1 does indeed supply Y/C video, using the same VMC-15FS cable that works on the HVR-V1.&bull…

Traveling with batteries, Pro Apps Updaters, etc.

• FAA rules on lithium battery transport• Apple Pro Apps – save those updaters!• PMW-EX1: XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1 for Mac Released; fixes CLOCK-mode timecode…

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 3, etc.

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 3, etc.

Fox Network’s Yves Montane showing one of many display performance plots. Day 2 Revisited Larry Thorpe and John Galt argued for a more nuanced view of camera resolution…

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 2 (abbreviated)

HPA Tech Retreat – Day 2 (abbreviated)

I logged in to PVC and spent 90 minutes writing up the day’s events. Apparently I took too long: when I hit “submit” I was asked…