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How to learn to produce documentaries?

I have several ideas for documentaries. None of them involve any fancy production or cinematographic techniques. Most of it would be interviewing people and simple camera works along with including ...
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Switch between 18-?? hdmi PC sources for live production

I'm looking for a device that takes a minimum of 18 HDMI-PC (max 36) sources at 1080p60 for a possible venture I'm going to getting in to. I'm going to be taking these sources and using them for ...
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Please help identify this rack-mount case

Can anyone point me to where I can find something like this? I have a Smartview 4K monitor, and I'd like a good way to carry it around. It seems like all of the other boxes I've looked at open on ...
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Advice on shooting 1st Person POV restaurant scene

I have an upcoming shoot where I will need to capture a restaurant scene in first person point-of-view. It seems pretty straight-forward, but I want to make sure it truly looks like the subject's ...
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How the Stalker's final scene could be made?

It looks that the girl is moving the glasses just by gazing on them. Is there any idea about the technique behind this scene?
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Video production client contract

I currently work as a web developer, but have recently set up a small production company on the side. I've secured my first project and sourced a crew. Before the project begins, I need to create a ...
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Using PTZ Optics 20x-IP with BlackMagic ATEM Studio 4k

Does anyone have experience using PTZ Optics (20x-IP) cameras with the Black Magic ATEM (Studio 4k)? I can get video on a television and over IP, but for some reason I can't get it to show at all on ...
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What are the essentials for a livestream training room?

I work for a nonprofit (which rules out consultants or big packages) and I’ve been tasked with setting up the a/v for one of our large training rooms. I’ve got about a dozen events over the next year ...
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How to start a freelance editing company?

I am 17 and I want to start a freelance video editing company, using Motion and Final Cut Pro X. Only problem is, I have no idea how to go about starting it. Where are some good places to begin?
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Marshall Video Cameras and BMD ATEM

I've been looking at some of the Marshall Video gear to be used with my BlackMagic ATEM TV Studio. I'm wondering if anyone else has used any of these? Specifically the CV550-CS/B ...
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Video noise and harsh shadows on green screen caused by feet

We have a recurring shoot where we continue to run into the same two issues. Our set consists of a medical exam table sitting on top of a green screen. The talent sits on the exam table and we record ...
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Gapless audio in video

It's possible to produce mp4/webm videos without sound that loop seamlessly, but if you add sound to the video with matching length it adds a noticeable stutter at the end, even if the audio is ...
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supply video files to editor in another country

My editor is moving from Los Angeles (where I live) to Canada. Is there a common, reliable, cheap way for me to supply large video files (up to 10 GB) to him? I don't have much of a budget, and I have ...
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How do I make the DoTA 2 map work in Source Filmmaker?

Full Question: How do I use the DoTA 2 map in Source Filmmaker? Every time I load it up, it crashes. I've been trying to use the DoTA 2 map in Source Filmmaker, but every time I try to load it, the ...
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How to shoot a party scene with few people?

I have about 7 people and need to give the feel of 20. I'm using a long lens, any tips or solutions?
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Can modern cameras (BMCC, Red, Arri, etc) record to a drive over ad-hoc wifi?

Is there a solution that bifurcates drives and camera bodies? At first glance it seems feasible that camera bodies could be equipped with 802.11ac mimo and transmit the raw image data to a drive at a ...
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Best file format workflow for Final Cut Pro 7 on Maveriks

i am having problems exporting my project in Final Cut Pro 7. All the clips i am working on are mov in h.264. I want to export correctly a master file, that will be converted in web format, hd... with ...
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How should we back-up our media files for our production studio

We've had a video production studio for about 6 months, and we're revisiting how we should back-up/archive our client files and in general what our workflow should be with about a 8K limit on ...
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On-line and Off-line editing?

I am just wondering if anyone can shed any light on the subject of On/Off line editing, as I have been approached and asked before.. I understand this is type work flow for post production process ...
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What is the best way to record from a single fixed camera?

I run a video system at my church that consists of two fixed robotic cameras among other things. The person who installed this equipment didn't have experience with video production, only display, so ...
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Are there free OpenFX plugins available?

I read that Sony Vegas Movie Studio (the non-pro version) supports video and audio effect plugins via the OpenFX standard. Are there any such plugins available as freeware or open-source? So far I ...
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What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?

For starters, please forgive me if this question is very amateurish - if they sound that way, that's because I am an amateur. I would like to start shooting some webisodes in my garage and want to ...
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What does a phantom technician do on a production set and why would a director need one?

I just saw a video and in the credits is listed "phantom technician" ? What are this person's duties, and why would a director need one on a production set? Here is the video reference: ...