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Periodicals/magazines/blogs for cinematography?

I want to stay up-to-date on cinematography techniques -- not just regurgitated press releases on camera technology. What regularly updated resources (not books) should I follow to continually learn ...
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1answer
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How much film do I need (in feet/meters)?

I'm shooting 3-perf 35mm @ 24 fps. How many feet of film do I need if I'm shooting one hour? Is there a good site/app for calculating this? Note: This is a repost of an off-topic/closed question I ...
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2answers
365 views

Live Streaming and Recording Simultaneously

I will explain my situation first. I am getting married in two months and have many family members that are in bad health. They want to make the wedding, but just cant. We had the idea of streaming ...
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1answer
594 views

How can I color correct a footage from a 7D using the CineStyle Picture Style

I want to use the CineStyle color style for my 7D to get the most out of the dynamic range. Saw some tutorials on how to use a LUT file to color correct in Final Cut Pro or Premiere, but only on the ...
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1answer
514 views

Which decoder allows for fast seeking or how to configure k-lite codec pack?

I am using mostly Haaly Media Splitter for input and ffdshow for decoding (libavcodec). Actually I am ok with the default profile 7 installation of k-lite codec pack. At the moment I have the default ...
2
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1answer
87 views

Unwanted letterboxing using Wirecast

When I create a 1280 x 720 pixel image in Photoshop CS5.1 for use as a title slide in Wirecast, the resulting image is letterboxed. I have a similar problem with 720p video feeds from a Black Magic ...
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2answers
3k views

AE - Imported mp4 seems to be missing audio

I'm new to After Effects, but my experience with video editing so far has been that audio and video are treated separately. When I add an mp4 to my composition, I get the video element, but I can't ...
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1answer
152 views

Is there a decent computer based, multiple video stream capture solution out there?

Recently, on a trip home to my dad's, I experienced some great conversations between him and my grandmother. I really wanted a way to record them. Here's my thinking: using a laptop connected to two ...
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5answers
8k views

Professional text animation software

In addition to Adobe Flash, what other tools people usually use to make text animations. By text animation I mean, like animations that has a narration and word or letters from the narration dance on ...
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3answers
520 views

merge and convert swf

I'm having major issues combining/merging(lossless) swf video files into a single file then converting to something more useful(mp4). I've tried using premiere but no audio as it doesn't import the ...
2
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2answers
116 views

Whats the difference between a sekonic light meter CINE version vs non-cine version

I'm looking into getting a used Sekonic light meter, my question is what are the advantages of getting 'CINE' version light meters Sekonic makes versus the regular versions. I'm going to be primarily ...
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1answer
2k views

video bitrate - how large should my video be?

I created a video in movie maker from more videos I took using my canon 550d, but the file produced is an 11 minutes 806MB video. This is huge. Now, when I create the video using movie maker, it asks ...
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2answers
131 views

Lighting and Camera Angle of the Video

I'm trying myself with my first video. I made the figures with crayon/colored pencils. I have made the video at night with a desktop light. The pencil drawings seem to glow, how can i prevent ...
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1answer
109 views

What does it mean to “check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much”?

In this article Roger Deakins talks about how he would "check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much". What does he mean by this?
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4k views

Fastest way to add a timestamp to a video

Is there any script or application that would add a timestamp to a video (avi or mov)? Does for example mencoder support this function ? I'm using it to join avi files together. I would be happy for ...
2
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2answers
261 views

Best way to output two streams, and add lower thirds keying to one stream?

We are looking to enhance our production with some lower thirds keying on our video. We currently output a single HD stream and encode it in real time. This output doesn't have any keying because ...
3
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2answers
578 views

How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
3
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1answer
212 views

An easy way to create videos for YouTube from mp3 files

Is there an easy way to convert multiple mp3 files to video files at once? I could of course use a simple video editor, but I was thinking more of an app that would take multiple mp3 files, set the ...
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4answers
9k views

How do I record a computer monitor without banding/flickering with a Canon t2i/550D?

As you've probably guessed, when recording video with a computer monitor in frame I am getting banding. I'm aware that this has to do with refresh rates of the monitor vs the scan rate of the camera ...
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2answers
185 views

Any video editing software with own codecs?

I just tried the new Lightworks and even though I followed the installation instructions rigorously I managed to hit codec problems. Is there any (preferably proprietary) video editing software with ...
2
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1answer
639 views

How do I mute my monitors while leaving headphones on?

Very simply, I want to be able disable my monitor speakers and leave the headphones on. This is obviously important when recording in the same room. All of the mixers I have come across place the ...
2
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3answers
4k views

How to create timelapse video using CR2 RAW files?

I also took a bunch of pictures to make a timelapse and I'm using Windows Live Movie Maker to create the video. However, it wouldn't recognize the CR2 (raw) format. I installed the Canon RAW codec but ...
2
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3answers
407 views

Video Editing/After Effects Forum To Ask For Help

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good/active forum for Adobe After Effects/Video Editing in general. I require the forum to ask for help in editing a file/some HD video or finding someone ...
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1answer
135 views

What are the features you look for in an SLR when you mainly want it to shoot video

I want to buy a DSLR for shooting videos (semi professional video blogging). What I should look for in a DSLR if I am mainly focused on video shooting. I know this question overlaps with What ...
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3answers
1k views

What Beginner Video Editing Software Should I Use?

I need to edit a HD video file. I will need to zoom, pan and insert text. Also, I will need to insert small video clips into the main file (eg. zoom to a black TV screen and insert video to that TV ...
0
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2answers
117 views

How to get battery status of aftermarket battery on Canon camcorder

Is it possible to get battery status of an aftermarket battery on Canon camcorders, specifically Legria HF R26? When I insert that battery, I get the message saying that the camcorder can't ...
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1answer
228 views

How to add text to specific animation frames

I'm not really a video expert, I'm more into Geographical Information Systems (GIS). I've recently been able to make some great time-based animations of Geographical Data using the excellent QGIS with ...
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2answers
1k views

Screen Output to Projector and Another Computer Recording the Screen

I'll be recording some conference talks/tutorials in a couple of weeks and needed a way to capture the presenter screen without requiring them to install additional software on their machine. The ...
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1answer
8k views

Does canon EOS 1000D support video recording?

I want to buy an entry level DSLR and EOS 1000D seems like a good buy but I have some doubts regarding it. Does it support video recording? Do I need to install some software for the video recording ...
3
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2answers
341 views

Tips to make a stopmotion walk

I'm making a game using photographs for the animation. I've asked a friend to walk in place, and taking pictures of each step, using a 6-steps cycle. It ended "cool", but as the photo session was ...
2
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1answer
141 views

Frame rate conversion during playback for maximal smoothness

So I watch my 25 fps DVD on my 60Hz LCD monitor... For now lets assume everything is progressive scan. It seems that current DVD programs (and all media players on PC's, like youtube, vlc, etc.) ...
4
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1answer
494 views

D7000 HD video format - can each frame contain metadata?

In fact the question is the other way round: I shoot a HD video with my Nikon-D7000, and along the way things happen, such as I change zoom, focal length, light levels change such that the D7000 ...
2
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1answer
105 views

Workflow for making interesting videos

I'd like to start a bit of a travel video blog about my adventures, but I'm wondering how I can: Make my videos interesting, and Make them look and sound reasonably professional. I currently have ...
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2answers
238 views

Is there an online video converter?

Does anyone know of any services that will convert a large video (1gb+)? I've a bunch of files I'm looking to convert from mkv to mp4's. I'm on an older Mac and I've looked at some sites like video ...
2
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1answer
575 views

How do I edit video footage from an interview?

I was asked to produce a set of video interviews for a friend's wedding consisting of individual single-subject interviews (the interviewer is not on camera or mic) with the bride, groom, close ...
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3answers
211 views

Are there any good video editing apps for photographers?

Photo editing apps like Lightroom have very intuitive ways (my opinion, of course) of performing operations on pictures. I occasionally do small video projects that I edit either in Sony Vegas on ...
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3answers
2k views

Importing an .fcp file into FCPX

A friend of mine created our wedding video in FCP and now that I've got the project I've been trying to import it into the trial copy of FCPX (off the App Store) but it doesn't like it. I've read on ...
2
votes
1answer
369 views

What's the best setup to transfer a digital or analog video over 100 ft?

I'm looking for the best (price/quality) solution to send a digital or analog video signal to an lcd tv or beamer over 80 - 100 ft. The input can be hdmi, vga or dvi (all must be possible). The output ...
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2answers
72 views

What's a good, cheap, piece of gear to start with when adding lighting equpment to your toolset?

I now have a camera that I'm quite satisfied with, and also a couple of different microphones for recording audio that doesn't sound horrible. However, something I haven't paid attention to yet is ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Why does media show up in Final Cut but errors when rendering in Compressor?

I am building a video using media all on my local hard drive. When I watch the video preview in Final Cut, there's no missing media clips. However, when I bring the project into Compressor, the clips ...
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1answer
2k views

Encoding DNxHD using ffmbc

I have decided to re-encode my footage as DNxHD for editing. I am using ffmbc (downloaded here) to do the encoding. My source footage is HDV 1080i50. Therefore I think the best format to trancode ...
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2answers
172 views

Scaling optimal video frame dimensions

I'm trying to setup my site to store uploaded user content in a 640x360 frame size, which will be presented back for viewing in that frame size and in a smaller frame size. I'm trying to understand ...
1
vote
2answers
597 views

How would I develop AGFA Moviechrome 40 film?

I recently was crawling through old boxes and came across my grandfather's old Canon Zoom 518-2 Super 8 video camera. Inside was a cartridge of AGFA Moviechrome 40 film. I'm wondering where/how I'd go ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - Looping a clip

I'm trying to get a clip to loop on my video for its entirety. (The clip is the water mark.) I can't really copy paste it everywhere, it would take hours (the clip is 10 seconds, on an hour long ...
3
votes
2answers
656 views

What are the advantages camcorders have over zoom digital cameras?

It seems that the latest models of compact digital cameras come with many features which used to be only in camcorders: image stabilization, low-light shooting mode and of course high-definition to ...
0
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2answers
56 views

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating? I've played with iMovie and don't get it (ADHD), and video apps on my iPhone seem puny for a series of youTube like documentary ...
4
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3answers
1k views

Is it possible to make changes over several clips at the same time when color correcting?

Let's say I have 30 clips. The first 10 clips are filmed outside at day, the next 10 clips are filmed outside at night and the last 10 clips are filmed indoors. This means that I want to use three ...
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3answers
1k views

Good free m2ts to mp4 converter?

I'd like to convert some AVCHD footage (.m2ts) to mp4 files. Can anybody here recommend a good converter (preferably free) that'll do a good job?
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1answer
377 views

Color correction workflow

I completed my first short film in December. One of the most time consuming aspects of the project was making the colors look nice. I used Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and the free Magic Bullet plugin. I ...
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vote
1answer
249 views

Canon 600d vs Sony PD170 for video production

If you were to develop a short film, which one of these two cameras would you use? In a recent discussion with a friend he was claiming that a camera like the Canon 600d can produce videos of much ...

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