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Jul
15
comment Producing DVDs that play everywhere
I was referring to the media itself. I was assuming something like "disc-at-once" was always being used, since not doing so makes it even less compatible.
Jul
13
comment Video files compatibility for Adobe Premiere pro CS4
AVCHD might technically work, but decoding is so much more expensive than a decoding an editing codec, that seeking around your timeline will be very sluggish at best. You'll also be lucky if you can play multiple streams, or play effects back in anything close to real time.
Jul
12
comment Producing DVDs that play everywhere
Well, the technology exists to play both formats, but the vast majority of DVD players have been around for years. So, even when the manufacturers decide to make multi-format players (which the industry doesn't actually want them to do), most people would be forced to upgrade in order to see the benefit of this technological progress.
Jul
12
comment How can I find specific PRO grade gear when CONSUMER grade dominates the search results.
What gets to me about the word "pro", is that it's commonly used to describe the PERSON doing the work, and not the work itself, which distracts us, since the work is usually complicated enough to deserve all of our attention.
Jul
12
comment How to playback/convert a DV4 file?
Sorry, but I'm not quite standing your last comment @nuc. It sounds like you're saying that since YouTube, a service designed to handle users across the world, can understand the file, your system should be able to? Quite literally, if any service can use the file, then the people running it have put in the effort to solve all the codec issues - it didn't just run on their system as-is. If you're really looking to transcode for editing, then which program will you edit with, and which company made the equipment that recorded the files?
Jul
11
comment How to playback/convert a DV4 file?
How are you trying to use these files in your workflow? Transcoding may be more difficult than usual since a proprietary video player may be part of the equation.
Jul
9
comment Is there any relation between a Exposure & Flicker
Can you provide more detail on exactly what is flickering for you, and under what circumstances? The techniques to control different kinds of flicker (e.g. fluorescent lights, CRTs) depend heavily on what you're experiencing flicker with.
Jul
8
comment Things to do during shoot to prevent loss of quality during extreme colour grading in post?
Ahh. To answer that part of your question, I went back and added a paragraph on what I think your camera is doing with x.v.YCC (x.v. Color).
Jul
8
comment How can I make an actor cry?
I'd like to suggest you edit your question to address a specific problem you've been faced with, instead of a theoretical what-if. Your talent are willing collaborators, and if you're trying to "make them cry", then you're mistakenly treating them like props. Did you try communicating with them to show them why you were after a certain performance? How did that go? My second suggestion is to read Judith Weston's "Directing Actors", which even has a section dedicated to dealing with child actors, who may not understand your motivations as well as a trained adult.
Jul
6
comment The ProRes of Premiere Pro?
All your facts are true, but your suggestion to stick with an EOL'd editing program doesn't logically follow your facts. You can achieve the same color behavior from most varieties of editing codecs.
Jul
6
comment The ProRes of Premiere Pro?
Color filters are the textbook example of heavy processing horsepower needs. Even if you're working with highly optimized modern plugins and software that use all your processor/graphics cores (e.g. Colorista II and Resolve), there's just a limit to how much math a computer can do in realtime. Millions can be spent to get real time performance in "any" circumstance, but it's usually more reasonable to settle for non-real time playback at some point, and disable the filters while editing.
Jul
6
comment Best Lossless Video Encoder For Editing
File size and decode speed are part of equation, but so are number of streams playing and disk speed. We need to know how important each individual feature is for you, in order to balance them together and come up with an answer. You can't have all of everything, because the features tug at each other. Also, "lossless" is a terrible word to use here, if your intent is to say "highest fidelity".