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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...