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There are several factors that comes to play with recording computer screens. As filzilla already mentions, sync is a major factor. In the old days CRT monitors was very challenging to film even with sync-locking. Depending on if you filmed on silver or on video you did get different results. With the exception of LED screens, LCDs also offer sync ...


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The problem with recording a video display with a video camera weather LCD, LED, or old fashion CRT is the frame rate often does not match the camera. Artifacts may include a vertical bar rolling through the screen. Even if your camera can match the frame rate of the display being recorded one may still end up with moiré pattern artifacts. Many productions ...


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So after 8 hours of research, trial and error, I found a successful workflow for .mov footage from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. The first part is that you can't import .mov "Apple / H264" files with Lightworks without purchasing the "Pro" version. The pro version costs $60 per year (which is actually a good price for what you get). So I bought that and was ...


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Any workflow that works for you is "correct". I don't see any obvious problems with your proposed workflow, though I would think you would want to do sound after VFX so that it can be properly timed to the VFX. Depending on the software you are using, you may not have to lock the shots but may actually be able to move directly in to working on the shots. ...


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The general technique you're asking about is called motion tracking, of which there exist different types: Feature ("point") tracking, planar tracking, and 3D match moving. After Effects (and the bundled Mocha) is probably the best entry level software to each of these methods, but it definitely leaves room for professional growth. Apple's Motion includes ...


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Turns out that one should use the Motion effect and not the Transform effect for zooming in Premiere, even though they have exactly the same Position and Scale controls! Here is the result with the Motion effect p.s. The Anti-Flicker filter I discovered under the Motion effect was left to the default of 0, so that was not needed. p.p.s. I also found this ...


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I have seen some trainwrecks by combining Nikon .mov with Vegas Pro 10. After tech calls into both Nikon and Sony it was determined that my machine didn't have enough resources. I need to upgrade from 32 bit to a 64 bit version of Win7, plus I need to go from a quad core to an i7, and from 4GB to 12 GB or better. I can use my Nikon files now but only if I ...


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I didn't view the entire video, but from what I saw it looks like a series of static slides. You could grab a still frame from each slide and create a (say) five second repeat of that frame, and use it to cover the section in the video where that slide appears. Every editing package I'm aware of can do this. Better yet, get the original slide stack and scan ...


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About the newspaper headlines. I would not call it an effect at first. First it is a storytelling element, with the headlines actually telling something and often carrying the storyline forward - easily anything between three days to several months, plus that you could use it as a prelude for a jump in time of several years. What I'm trying to say is; this ...


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I'll echo AJ on most of his response, but I would caution against doing color correction after compositing unless the elements are already fairly congruent. Ideally you would apply at least gross color correction to each layer or element. The notion of shooting 'flat' or low contrast IMO is a holdover from film, where you could pull contrast from the ...


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I would probably approach it by first measuring the size of the area that you want to crop to. This can be done by exporting a frame of the image and cropping in another program (like Photoshop). I would then create a sequence based on the other settings of the video, but alter the resolution of the sequence to be that of the portion of the video you ...


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I like @stib's suggestions, and I have another option. (This will only work if the actor/actress doesn't move across frame much, and the camera isn't moving.) Shoot the actor/actress in front of a green screen. Take a still of the background, and doctor it up in Photoshop or some similar program so there is a "glow" around that part of the image. When you ...


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You certainly could get a long way in camera. You might want to add a diffusion filter to your lens - or a stocking if you can't afford one, certainly a strong backlight, and by the looks of it maybe a touch of diffused fog. Then in post grade it up until the skin tone is starting to get crushed to white.


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My process is always to start from the recording media, move the files from recording media to a 12TB external RAID5 array with a utility that verifies the integrity of the transfer. This is my long term working archive. While I don't do this at this time, I'd recommend making periodic off-site backups of this array (either to a cloned array or to tape) ...


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Any set of samples would really have the same problem. How do you find what you are looking for within them? If you can draw, story-boarding has traditionally served this purpose. Part of it could also be to get better editors. If your editor's are good, they should be able to produce things in a visually interesting way with or without your help and, ...


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I'm currently following this tutorial and at 12:44 i think i got the same problem as you did in this situation. When I turned on "Accept lights" my text turned white to my ...


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The old school way is stop-motion animation. You basically take snapshots of the paper at regularly timed intervals, where you remove you hand and take the snapshot, then compile a video from the stills. You can use interpolation to smooth out the framerate. Another idea to remove your hand and pencil is to chroma-key your hand and drawing implement ...



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