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I've been a moderator here since February 2014. I've done audio/visual production work as a mix of hobbyist and professional levels for the past 17 years. While my career is a software architect, I studied Electronic Media, Arts and Communications in college as a dual major (with Computer Science). I have worked professionally as a producer (doing both the audio and video) for distance education classes while in college. In addition, I produced the 3D animated intro video for all the distance education classes. I also worked with the paid Audio and Lighting organizations in college.

I have run the DVD Production efforts for Wiicafe covering the Electronic Entertainment Expo from 2002 to 2006 and also ran a wedding videography business for several years. I have since moved on to a wedding photography business after my second camera man moved away. Finally, I also production work for several annual conferences and have worked with multiple music festivals over the years.

I got my start working with crappy gear for non-profits and worked my way up through better levels of gear and training as I moved in to a professional level of work and then further improved through my college studies. I have also been the sound and at times video guy for the various churches I've been in over the years.


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comment How to remove an object (Tooth) in After Effects
Great idea for a non-technical solution to a complex technical problem.
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comment What softwares are used to produce this video?
You may be interested in this question. We've had a number of questions very similar to this in the past, so I'm attempting to make a catch-all answer that should be able to cover this kind of situation. Please let me know if you find it helpful or if it leaves you with any additional questions.
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comment What are motion graphics?
This is intended as a canonical Q/A for the large number of very similar motion graphics questions we get. Please feel free to edit the question and post your own answers to help cover the subject as best as we can.
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asked What are motion graphics?
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answered What are motion graphics?
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comment Best bitrate for SD proxy editing in Sony Vegas?
Unfortunately, bit rate is a matter of trade off between quality and data rate. There isn't going to be a "best" option. There is going to be a completely subjective choice of what quality is sufficient while still being able to be streamed smoothly from your HDD during editing (and it will change based on footage). Use trial and error to find a bitrate that works for you in terms of performance and quality.
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comment Premiere Ignoring DNG file grade
That actually kind of makes sense. The speedy rendering in Premiere is probably in part due to not having to deal with the not so speedy rendering in ACR. Thanks for sharing what you found. It matches up with what I thought was likely the case, but I wasn't sure enough to answer. Guess I should have probably commented, but glad you found it for sure.
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comment How to remove an object (Tooth) in After Effects
Since they painted it black, they might also be able to try a luminance key with the existing footage (and some major healing tolerance for the bright spot). What to replace it with is going to be the major issue though unless it is exposed such that the back of the mouth is completely or near completely black.
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answered How to remove an object (Tooth) in After Effects
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comment Which part of a computer is critic to work on 4k footage
I'd add that you want a minimal amount of memory of about 12 to 16GB of RAM too. There isn't a lot of advantage in adding a ton of RAM relative to other possible upgrades, but too little RAM will potentially cause issues, particularly for AE where RAM Preview will be greatly limited.
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answered Which mic to buy for amatour dslr video shooting: RØDE VideoMic vs. Zoom H1?
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comment What exactly do the sequence settings do?
@Gin-San - no, the sequence settings determine the render. You render at sequence settings and encode at the output settings. My understanding is that Premiere builds up a list of full resolution images (based on the sequence settings) and passes them to the encoder. The encoder then takes those images and encodes them in the output format and specification. If you had a 1 pixel by 1 pixel sequence and output it as 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels, I believe you would just get 1 pixel by 1 pixel scaled up to 1000 by 1000. That should be easy to verify, but I don't have Premiere on this PC.
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revised What format should I digitize mini DV tapes with HDV footage in?
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answered I want to digitise footage from a lot of DV tapes - should I use my camera or buy a tape deck?
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answered What exactly do the sequence settings do?
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answered What format should I digitize mini DV tapes with HDV footage in?
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comment What format should I digitize mini DV tapes with HDV footage in?
What is the purpose of the capture? Do you intend to edit or only view? How much does space vs quality matter to you?