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With your budget, I would suggest investing in a few basic lights and decent audio recording equipment. While a second camera is nice to have, creating production value with the non-picture parts of your films will make them a lot better. If you need to get second or third angle, just move the camera for a closeup and re-run the scene. Sure, it may take ...


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Do you realize people go through years of academical studies or expensive courses at private universities to learn all that? It's certainly not something you're going to master by watching a few Youtube videos ... If you want to seriously get into film making, I would suggest you take a course. Not necessarily a full blown film studies degree, but you could ...


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This was shot with a Phantom HD camera. It's a special high-speed digital camera that can shoot at up to 1,500 fps (which is what the creators say they were shooting at). So he's likely the tech who setup this camera rig.


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To reduce or eliminate the greenish reflection on the front of the table, you can buy some dark gray or black construction paper, or something equally non-reflective, cut it to size, and tape it over the 2 dark rectangles on the front of the table. I have 3 different solutions for the foot-shadows on the floor. You could point a semi-dim spotlight ...


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If you feel comfortable with learning from good Youtube resources, here's some channels that have tons of material to answer your questions: https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot https://www.youtube.com/user/everyframeapainting https://www.youtube.com/user/D4Darious https://www.youtube.com/user/DSLRguide (even better: His Blog http://dslrguide.tv/blog/)


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Is this an impression you have or based on statistics you read? My impression is the opposite: projects shot on film have become so noteworthy they get some press coverage for the fact alone they are shot on film. Then you have things like "interstellar" where the hype was about the 70mm or tarantino who says movies on digital are not sexy. What I heard is ...


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Likely your issues were stemming from trying to edit with H264 files. This is something that FCP hates! Convert all your h264 footage to ProRes before you start editing (using Compressor, MPEG Streamclip, or the awesome Magic Bullet Grinder) and then edit with the ProRes files. Output your final 'Master File' as ProRes and then use Compressor to encode ...


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I've never heard the terms On-line and Off-line editing used for audio. In the video world, off-line editing is a term used for the editing process, whereby you edit your footage (often compressed) and then export and EDl for the On-line editor to do the final assembly with higher quality picture, maybe adding titles and some transitions and color ...


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Any camera with an HDMI or SDI output can can stream via wifi using a Teradek Cube (http://teradek.com/pages/cube). This setup will allow you to monitor and record via iOS or computer. It also supports remote recording over the internet (decoder needed). In addition to WiFi, Terdek also supports 3G/4G/LTE cellular networks via a USB modem.


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While there are tons of tutorials on the internet, which keep you learning your whole life (which isn't a bad thing) I would propose one option that I followed myself. Lynda.com has good quality videos about all aspects of documentary filmmaking - technology, conducting interviews, storytelling, editing, ... When I knew I had to take the next step in ...


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I came up with another idea. This works if there is one main character in the scene. Let's call him/her Chris. 1) Start with an exterior shot of the house where the party is. Party sounds emanate from it (muffled of course). It sounds as though there are 20-30 people in the party. 2) Start in one room of the house, with the camera on Chris. Chris walks ...


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I agree with @DrMayhem, but I have a few things to add. You only need one or two establishing shots that show the whole group. The audience will continue believing that you're in a room full of people after you show it to them once. For the establishing shot(s), you can shoot the same people, wearing different clothes & accessories, in front of a ...


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Fedex has the highest bandwidth around... Mailing laptop hard drives, SSDs or USB sticks is probably your best bet and may well be cheaper than upgrading your Internet upload capabilities. Alternately, if you need a way to handle it over the Internet, I'd actually recommend getting a virtual private server. You might be able to find a file sharing service ...


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There are camcorders that enable full-res uploads of their memory cards via WiFi. Thus, if your room has connectivity to your intranet, you can leave the card in the camcorder, hit upload when you are done, turn the camera off when the upload is done, do your customer edits and uploads, then wipe the card for the next day's work, all without walking 200 ...


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The biggest reason for shooting on film is because...it looks like film. 20 years ago, Red Hat founder Bob Young told a story about branding that bears on this question. He explained that if you offer somebody who has never tasted Ketchup before two samples, one being the most popular brand in America (which enjoys > 80% market share) and the other being ...


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This can happen if the GOP structure is unclosed at the end of the video. If you can assure that your video ends with an I frame, and that the audio is exactly the same length as the video, you stand a much better chance of getting a smooth recycle. Sorry, I don't know how to force that using ffmpeg.


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Its hard to say what exactly is the issue without an error message. Maybe you haven't properly exported the maps and or setup SFM for Dota 2 content. There is a nice guide here that goes through the whole process step by step. You also want to check the cache and local file for both SFM and Dota 2, if an error gets detected re-export the Dota 2 content ...


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I have 3 possible options: You can do this in post-production. Alternatively, if you can keep a tight shot (ie head and shoulders of one or two foreground individuals) you can use your other cast members in the back/foreground - as layers. As long as you don't stray outside that area, you should be able to imply a few layers of party goers. And my ...


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If it was me, I would do some testing, first I would try putting a "action cam" like a GoPro or similar (eBay do some knock offs which are like £35) and attach it to a helmet or head strap to see if this is what is expected as this way the "actor" can act normally (looking around, shaking their heads, nodding etc) but in the end you might not like this style ...


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A lot of it depends on your budget. Are you a low budget film or do you have some money to work with. Even renting can get expensive if it's a multi-day shoot. A dolly shot or stedicam seems to be the most obvious because you don't want the up-and-down motion that comes with walking with a camera (unless you are going for the hand-held style). A lot ...


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Writing one yourself is never a good idea. If you're willing to pay, why not hire a lawyer? There are places on the net where you can find boilerplate, for example FilmContracts and FilmMakerIQ, but if there's real money involved your smartest move is to get local legal advice.


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The ATEM works with 29.98 fps. The PTX Optics camera is 30fps. You need one of this in between to fix the fps issue. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1091826&gclid=COm6mIXnicgCFdgLgQodNIACbQ&is=REG&m=Y&Q=&A=details


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After lots of problem-solving and testing of different combinations (including two versions of black magic video switchers, the studio 4K, and the television studio), I got rid of the black magic. it was the best decision I made in a month. It turns out that this is a very common problem with the black magic, along with constant software crashing. Now I'm ...


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Robert, I too am thinking about buying this camera to use with my ATEM switcher. The ATEM can be quite finicky regarding compatibility. Have you tried it with straight SDI into the ATEM? If this does not work try adding a cheap sdi splitter from Kanex etc to the line. The camera needs to be set to the exact right settings to work, for example 1080i. The ...


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Use OBS for the streaming, it can handle multiple inputs and is better than most softwares I have used for live streaming. Might require some time on YouTube watching tutorials but once it is set up you will be good to go. Good luck!


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Depending on where you live, there will be some specific steps you need to take in order to start up your own business (which you'll ultimately want to do if you want to start charging people for your services). Other than that, I'd recommend that you start out by collaborating with some kind of non-profit organisation, if you can find one that have a need ...


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I don't know if this might be an option or even work but, couldn't you get a dark piece of paper or card and create a linear curve from the bottom under the seat to extend to the floor creating a curve just at the end so it looks like part of the chair.


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The best bet is probably a combination of more light and using a flatter exposure. h.264 in particular does very bad with noise levels in shadow as do many CMOS sensors. If you are near the dark end of what the camera can capture, you are going to get lots of noise. The obvious solution is to keep things away from the dark end of what you can capture. ...


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There is the Eyefi product line which basically wraps a small wifi chip together with a small arm SoC into an SD package with some limited internal storage. http://www.eyefi.com/products/prox2 They do work but the range is rather limited and you have to use their software in order to use them. Also only SD cards in their product line which aren't used in ...



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