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Jim

Member Since 24 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 07 2010 04:50 PM
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In Topic: Adobe Photo shop CS4 and Aperture 2.1 loaded

08 January 2009 - 02:46 PM

YouTube.com has many instructional videos on aperture as well as Photoshop cs4. Also in iTunes, the podcast section, search for podcasts on Aperture and Photoshop, you'll be amazed at what you find. Also if there is an Apple store nearby, they offer One to One training for about $100 a year, one hour a week. And are a wonderful source of information/help.

-Jim

In Topic: Waterproof waist pack for camera gear?

13 October 2008 - 05:14 PM

Hey guys. Do any of you have a waterproof waist pack recommendations? I need something that will do well in salt water spray / splash. Ideally, it would hold a 2 lenses (including a 70-200), cleaning supplies, extra flash cards, and a bit more. No need to hold a camera body, although that might be useful as well.

Eric,

My wife and I were in Alaska last month shooting in the rain , I used Think Tank's Modulus set. It worked really well traveling in boats, bush planes and helicopters. Here's the URL http://www.thinktank...uct_MdlrSet.php
Cabela's rain gear was pretty nice as well

-Jim

In Topic: Really Bad Light & Motion experience....

10 May 2008 - 01:56 PM

I too have had some really bad Light & Motion experiences.

here is a correspondence that I had recently with Light & Motion...

I wrote,
"5 months ago I purchased a bluefin hc-3 housing. At that time I was unable
to purchase a monitor, as the external monitor was discontinued. Russ said
one would be available this past January for around $500, the company was
waiting on parts to build monitor back. Yesterday I was called at home by
Paul informing me that the monitor back that I had ordered has been
available for the past month. Well at least somebody let me know about the
monitor back. What concerns me the most is the flagrant price gouging.
$1300 more for a monitor back that ships included with the newer housings.
I realize that there is a $500 difference in price, that is understandable,
not $1300. I also realize that there other housing manufacturers. I am
saddened to think that I was once proud to own your company's equipment. I
am curious to know how your company determined this as an acceptable price.
I also wonder what others in the underwater imaging community think about
this. I welcome your response. "

here's their response...

"Have you considered the Bluefin HC9 does not include the costing of a rear
plate which contains CNC machined parts, an electronic board and custom
optics? That part cost is not burdened in the Bluefin HC9 as it was in the
Bluefin HC3. That means the Bluefin HC9 cost LESS prior to adding the
monitor back.

In addition, the Bluefin HC3 pricing was established in the fall of 2005. We
also incur rising part cost just as in every part of the world.

However, customers who purchased a Bluefin HC3 with a Compact Monitor paid
$4,498. I feel pretty good to offer this generation housing with a larger
and higher resolution monitor for $900 less at $3,599.

I'll still honor our original price to you on December 12th, 2007, of $999.
Let me know if this product is still of interest to you."

I still feel like I'm being raped by Light & Motion.

In Topic: Monitor Calibration in Leopard

25 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

Thank you for posting your experiences with monitor calibration. I just switched back to a mac and I need to calibrate too. I am looking forward to your insights on which hardware to use.

-Jim

In Topic: Black Magic Intensity Pro PCI card

12 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

Jim
Just to be clear on what you are trying to do... you are trying to capture 4:2:2 from HDMI correct live feed, correct? Not playback from tape?
If so, use the Intensity presets. That's why they are there.
If not, use firewire capture since there is no difference when playing from tape.


As dumb as this sounds...
I'm just trying to log and capture tapes using HDMI.

It thought that capturing through a HDMI cable would provide a higher quality (uncompressed) capture than capturing through FireWire. Looks like I'm making a mistake on this one.

Perhaps I should just try using the FireWire cable instead.

I'll just have to figure out a use for the Black Magic card now.

Thanks again guys for all the help and support
-Jim