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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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You will generally get the following guidance if you take courses on presentation skills (this list from write-out-loud.com) Slow speech is usually regarded as less than 110 wpm, or words per minute. Conversational speech generally falls between 120 wpm at the slow end, to 150 - 200 wpm in the fast range. People who read books for radio or podcasts are ...


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I recommend the Creative Cow web site, specifically, http://forums.creativecow.net/adobeaftereffects. This will serve your need for getting help on AE, but this is not a site for posting to find some one to do the work for you. Hope this helps.


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The GoPro is really more designed as a small, rugged, action camera. It really isn't designed for recording a theater production and you would be able to get much better quality out of any number of camcorders in that price range. You really want something with an optical zoom on it. Either something like a Canon T3i or T2i would probably handle what you ...


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Ok, so now that I got that comment out of my system, let me start by saying your expectation is 100% completely, totally and insanely unrealistic. HD + uncompressed = a data rate measured in gigabytes (11.2 gigabytes to be specific) per minute (16.1 terabytes per 24 hour day) and is only available on very high end cameras (>$3000, without optics) price ...


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I would recommend looking into the GoPro 3 Black Edition. Benefits: -US$ 400 retail price -Wide angle lens, can cover the area you need -4k recording, very high resolution, lets you reframe afterwards if need be. -WiFi capabilities. I guess you could store the video signal on your laptop. I do not know what quality/compression you get out of WiFi ...


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The biggest trick you will run in to is the 4GB file size limit and the 30 minute record time limit. You will need to monitor the recording and resume several times or use a third party software like Magic Lantern to overcome the limitations. As for battery, there is a DC adapter available that you can buy if battery life is a concern.


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I am not certain I understand why you need to shoot a scene for longer than 10 minutes. Most of the movies I make are under 4 minutes and include up to 30 or more shots some lasting less than a 1/4 second while others may last a minute. I only mention this to give you an idea what I am used to. I have both a camcorder that can shoot as long as there is ...


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What I did was to put a mic close to my speakers and then gently shake and twist the sound cable. Probably not healty for my speakers but a perfect way to generate the sound I wanted. Highly recommended :)


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AM radio samples would probably be a good starting point: http://www.freesound.org/tagsViewSingle.php?id=142


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I think your trouble is partly related to using the overloaded, usually inappropriate word "pro" instead of "broadcast". Marketing departments love using the first word, but when you think about it, that word doesn't describe the type of work, nor the level of quality. The rest of your trouble may just be unfamiliarity with this kind of hardware, which is ...


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As far as I know the Canon 650D is the only Canon DLSR that has full auto focus during video recording. Not sure about the face recognition though. Do some research on it. If you really like the DSLR look then I think this is the camera for you... especially as you'll be able to use your 85mm and 35mm lenses. I don't know too much about other camcorders ...


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Do you have the option to display your answer in text on the screen as you're saying it? You could probably speak faster: The viewers would be reading along anyway, so if you were unintelligible for a few words, the viewers would still get the meaning. I agree with @DrMayhem about speech speeds, but I think you can get away with 175-200 wpm and not sound ...


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Your best bet is probably to look for developers of commercial Maya plugins and see if they are willing to do contract work. Most studios have developers on staff to handle any project specific coding work needed. It's a pretty specialized skill set and I doubt there is much of a market for doing it as consultants. That said, my (limited) experience ...


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This was a feature on some Mini DV camcorders back in the day. I know the Canon GL2 supported it, but as I recall I think it also required a MiniDV tape with a circuit in it that cost extra and I'm not sure if you can still get them anymore. Having to deal with capturing tapes is also a bit of a pain. If you don't mind a momentary break in the footage, ...


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If the camcorder records stereo sound and you are only interested in mono recordings, the foot switch could trigger an oscillator that injected a short tone on the left channel and the inverted tone on the right channel. During regular playback where you might be mixing left and right audio to one mono audio signal, the tone will be unheard because of ...


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There are two approaches you can take based on budget. The first is to record audio in camera, the other is to record audio to a dedicated audio recorder and mix it with the video after. The former is cheaper, but the latter will generally produce better quality. As far as features, beyond HD, you are mostly just looking for good performance in whatever ...


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Using a second DSLR and alternating between them would allow you to edit together continuous coverage, swapping memory cards as you go. Have both cameras on power adapters, not batteries. Don't buy, rent.


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In general, the recommendation when working with a DSLR for video is to buy a separate external recorder for audio. Personally, I use a Zoom H4N for recording audio when doing recordings with my DSLR. For a non-moving subject that is the only audio source, a LAV is hands down the way to go, particularly if you can conceal the mic and not control external ...


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Image quality and audio quality are really two separate beasts, so address each solution independently. Camcorder: Aside from video-related differences, how do video DSLRs or otherwise consumer-grade camcorders compare to professional (big 3-CCD) camcorders in terms of working with external mics? Blockquote "Big CCD" cameras are great at avoiding ...


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I've seen a few reviews of the Retina display machines that suggest that the graphics chip has trouble pushing the display at full resolution. At this point, I think the Retina machines are better suited to the processing of static images for iPad development than for high-res video editing.


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DSLRs don't have decent auto-focus that can be engaged during video recording. The proper way to work with a DSLR when shooting video is to plan your focus in advance of your shot. If you need to move the focus point during the shot, then your preparation will include setting up all the focus points in your shot, marking the position of each in the focus ...


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The 650D (Rebel T4i) does autofocus in video mode, but only with the STM lenses. Currently, there are only 2 STM lenses, a 40mm STM pancake and a 18-135mm STM. I haven't used them, but tests I've seen online show that they have decent autofocus in video mode, but still not up to par with an actual video camera. This is a good video showing how well the ...


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Are you sure that the Lenovo and 2011 MacBook support HDMI out via their displayPort? Native DisplayPort signals are not compatible with HDMI. What a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter actually does is simply put a DisplayPort that supports HDMI signaling in to the appropriate mode to send an HDMI signal, but it is not a required part of the DisplayPort standard. ...


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Depending on how the switch is designed, it might not be sending the DDC signal back to the computers when the switch isn't set to point to them, and this could be confusing the cable-detection logic on the output ports. When you switch the switcher to the Mac, try using the Mac's "detect displays" button (on the Displays control panel) to see if it comes ...


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There are no real differences between HDMI 1.3 and 1.3b so I would blame either the switch (most likely), the cables (do you have the correct ones for each device), or even the configuration settings on each machine. If you plug each one into the projector individually do they work? If so, it is your switch that is at fault. If not, try replacing the ...


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The worst part of transferring old VHS to DVD is that it has to be done in real time as VHS is linear access and analog. Here are two ways I know of that work. One will eat your time the other will eat your wallet. 1) for about $35 or less you can get a transfer device which connects the output of your VHS machine into a USB interface to your computer. ...


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Zettt please check out a site called GreyScaleGorilla.com he covers this sort of, blog esq style bridging the knowledge between those beginners and the mograph world. He is super helpful, and a great guy...also check out his forums as well as many mograph replated questions have been asked and answered there as well GreyScaleGorilla.com


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You have specified the output device, a 51" HDTV but I don't know what camera, animation software, or video editing gear you plan to use. Here are the standard video frame rates for HDTV as quoted from this WIKI page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television Standard frame or field rates ATSC table 3 defines the following frame rates for ...


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I believe that dailymotion.com can have 50 fps videos, though the recommended is 25 fps. Here is an upload that says that it is in 50fps. I am not completely sure, so you might have to just end up converting it to 25.



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