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Mar
3
answered How did cameramen manually focus in the film days?
Feb
26
comment FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip
makes sense. I've been introduced to DaVinci since getting a BMCC and to edit the footage you need to do a one-light grade before going to FCP.
Feb
24
comment FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip
A kludgy workaround would be to open the XML file in a text editor and do a find-n-replace on the file path of the original clips, replacing it with the path to the graded clips. Eg if your ungraded clips are like /mediaDrive/rushes/clip1.mov and your graded clips are like /MediaDrive2/graded_clips/clip1.mov, replace mediaDrive/rushes with MediaDrive2/graded_clips, save (as a copy, need I say) and import into FCPX.
Feb
24
comment How can i achieve the effect of this video, focused in the foreground with a blurred background?
If you can't change cameras, then making sure your aperture (aka Iris) is as wide open as possible will also decrease your depth of field, as mentioned. In some situations a neutral density filter will help, by decreasing the light going into the lens, meaning that the camera will open up the aperture to compensate.
Feb
24
comment Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
As for grading software there's a lot of possibilities. Grading in Potatoshop is one option, but as far as workflow goes an application that was designed for it will be easier to use. Adobe Speedgrade is the Adobe offering, and there's plenty of others: Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve or Apple Color two popular (as in I've used them). Alternatively there are grading plugins for NLEs Like Baselight, Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse for After Effects, or Colorista from Red Giant which has a free version. redgiant.com/news/featured/coloristafreelutbuddy
Feb
24
comment Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
That stocking idea is as old as the hills BTW. You get different types of glow with different colour stockings. They also used to use a thin smear of vaseline on a filter in front of the lens.
Feb
24
comment Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
If you use green screen you can track the camera in 3D if you are using After Effects or similar compositing software. But doing that will mean you have to match your background. If it's a distant or flat background that won't be a problem.
Feb
19
answered Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect
Feb
17
revised What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?
added a link to the manufacturer's page.
Feb
17
awarded  Scholar
Feb
17
accepted What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?
Feb
17
suggested suggested edit on What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?
Feb
17
comment What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?
Firewire 800 is for the older machines that don't have thunderbolt. They're rusted-on mac users here, so no USB 3.0.
Feb
14
awarded  Student
Feb
14
comment How can I use FFmpeg to lower the quality of H264 video but keep it in H264 format?
The presets for libx264 are now specified by -preset as in -preset slow
Feb
14
asked disabling streams in quicktime movies with ffmpeg
Feb
11
comment Export high bitrate video in lightworks
What about mailing your friend a hard drive of the media, and the project files? Sometimes works out faster than compressing and downloading.
Feb
10
revised How to Set the defaults for Render Queue in After Effects
added 367 characters in body
Feb
10
comment How to Set the defaults for Render Queue in After Effects
Yep, indeed there is, as always there's several ways of doing anything in After Effects. I've amended my answer.
Feb
10
answered How to Set the defaults for Render Queue in After Effects