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Removing myself from mirror

I'm going to shoot a real estate type of video of a local fashion/beauty salon (well, not a typical real estate video, I just need to showcase the studio which only has 2-3 rooms, that's it). The ...
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How can I know the settings of a camera without being there?

I am an audiovisual student and I have to record a short sequence of a party. My teacher asks us for a report with the following camera configurations: ISO: Fps: Shutter: Codec: Format: Contrast range:...
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How can I improve my tracking and manual focusing of fast moving subjects? (using a hybrid mirrorles camera)

Context I'm a videography beginer. I am an experienced enthusiast photographer. I am trying to move into wildelife videography as a hobby. My aim at this stage isn't to create full peices but just to ...
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Why I cannot seem to get a good image in 360p Youtube?

This is a Canon M50 4K footage [manual focus] using Kit-lens, using very fast shutter speed around 1/300, ISO around 400, and Aperture f/4. (No edit just straight from the memory card) ...
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How to mount Sony FR7 to Wall

I'm trying to mount this PTZ camera to the side of the wall not the ceiling or on a pole. On the side of the wall is there a good way of doing this? I've looked at Sony's Documentation and they only ...
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2 camera stitching with 3m distance

So, at this point, I'm not sure if this is a programming or a physics problem! I'm attempting to concatinate 2 video inputs together to cover a wider field of view. As far as I can tell, this is ...
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Best hidden camera rig techniques

What are the best techniques that you have seen for hidden camera filming? It would probably be on-body, so needs to minimise motion blur/judder. This isn’t a question about legality or ethics - just ...
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Best robotic camera mount for 'high speed' panning?

I see all of these robot panning mounts, but all of them are for time lapses and are very slow. I simply need to replace the human hand with something more exact. I need a camera mount that can turn ...
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What cameras/setup can record 10-12 hours long continuous video in very wide angles in high resolutions without being physically humongous?

My aim : (purpose - long drive activity) to record a 10-12 hour long video (not a time lapse) possibly ultrawide (upwards of 130 degrees or something like a super-view from GoPro) higher resolutions ...
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Zoom Distance vs Focal Distance in AE Camera - what is the difference?

The Camera feature in AE has 2 properties: . What is the difference between then? I believe the Zoom Distance, is the place where the camera is actually looking at (which is why it makes sense that ...
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After Effects, text layers and depth of field

I have a hard time getting blurry text in the background with a camera and depth of field look "right". Because I need to use latex math equations, I can't use built-in text, I need to ...
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document cameras vs webcams

Is there any practical difference between a webcam on suitable mounting and a document camera or visualiser? This is a well worn topic but laced with less helpful information from manufacturers who ...
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Techniques for merging two separate and moving camera shots

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' (2015) contains a neat break-in scene that shows a special force team arriving and infiltrating an industry area. A few seconds of this scene really got me and I wonder how ...
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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?

Quick summary of what I want to create with AE: I have a drone shot and I want to add a realistic planet in the sky/horizon by using 3d Camera Tracker in After Effects. What I want: While flying past ...
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phone vs dslr vs webcam for making videos

I'm using OBS to record some videos for youtube with a webcam. Right now I'm using the Logitech BRIO Ultra HD. It's alright... but definitely could be better. I'm looking to upgrade to something high ...
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Firefox only uses OBS virtual camera

I'm on macOS (10.14.6) and have OBS installed. I tried out the virtual cam a while ago using the native virtual cam functionality (not the plugin) and now whenever I need to use my camera in Firefox (...
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How to reset the timecode whenever pressing record button on Sony nxcam?

The time displayed on LCD on my Sony nxcam has counted up and up. I'm sorry if this is a silly question. But is it possible to reset the timecode every time I press the record button automatically? I ...
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What is the minimum camera requirements to create professional quality videos?

We are hiring videographers and we noticed that some of their videos have colors that appear extremely far away from accurate color reproduction as well as highly pixelated/grainy quality despite ...
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After Effects - Green Screen - Subject Was Filmed Using Different Lens Than Background Image

My subject was filmed in front of a green screen using a different lens than was used for the fake background image. When she moves away from the camera, she looks like a giant against the background ...
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Are the EV principles that are used in photography the same in video production?

I am new to photography. I have been reading about the EV values and how to calculate them, with the f-stops, the shutter speed and ISO. However, I want to know if those same principles, tables and ...
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How do I record video on my computer using a (mirrorless) camera as the video source?

I want to record video on my computer using my Canon M50 as the video source. It's similar to how one might use a webcam instead of the camera integrated into their computer. The only difference is ...
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Which color space to use in camera while shooting video? RGB or YCbCr? [closed]

I want to shoot videos for my blog. Nature, landscapes, fitness. Which color space to use in camera while shooting video? RGB or YCbCr?
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CCTV Camera as a Broadcast Camera

I am trying to make a camera multicam live broadcast setup (at FHD), have 2 cameras already, but would like a third. I am trying to be sub-$60, and found a varifocal and zoom camera. It has a RCA ...
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How do i make the different values of two properties change at the same amount in After Effects?

I want to make the value of the Point of Interest of a camera change at the same amount i change the Position, but when i simply pick whip parent the Point of Interest to the position, the former ...
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How is a multi-angle scene filmed?

There is a great scene in a popular TV series. In this scene, a clerk (in a white-and-blue dress) is shown from 3 angles. Each angle is around 7 seconds long. I wonder how they filmed it. Did they ...
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Filming with projector

I want to make an educational video. I am using a camera (Canon 250d), a projector, and some lights. The problem is that when I brighten the room or make light on the speaker, the text on the ...
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Best camera for turnkey studio recordings

I work for a university, and I will be working on setting up a small recording studio for our department. The purpose of the recording studio will be to record high-quality educational content. We ...
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Can video cameras perceive lights in a way that they will totally change the color of molten metals?

Is here anyone with experience of camera physics that could help me with this issue or that knows someone I could contact at a university maybe?. I am trying to find out how regular video camera ...
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Is there any way to get light flares in a canon m50 and its 15-45mm lens?

I recently got a canon m50 for recording music videos, and despite several bad reviews I have read, I think it works quite well generally. There are some things though that I do not like that I am ...
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Why have offset camera placement?

I've noted in recent times that many YouTube videos show a single person not always speaking directly at the camera. I understand from my limited experience to video production many years ago that ...
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How to prevent microphone batteries from going dead by mistake?

I have a home setup for doing video calls where I've got a Panasonic Lumix G7 with a Rode VideoMic Pro attached in its P2 jack. These are then fed into a USB capture card and connected to my computer. ...
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Water on movie camera lens?

At the end of "Gravity" movie main character splashes water towards camera, it looks like this: (2:30) From that moment camera view has water drops visible. It the ...
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How was analog video converted to an electrical signal?

Before the invention of the CCD, how were analog video images captured? Specifically, what process occurred between the optics of the camera, and the resulting analog electrical signal (not ...
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Advice for using FD lenses?

I’m interested in using old FD lenses for filming. Has anyone got any experience with this? What camera did you use? What adapter? Did it work? Were there any issues with focal length, cropping, or ...
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Filesystem that records longer than 4 GiB, or one hour without interruption

I would like to record footage at high resolution for one hour without interruption. I have a DSLR camera that, with 1080 pixels of vertical resolution and 50 frames per second, stops recording at 10 ...
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Camera flash produces unwanted artifacts on the video

During frame by frame watching of some video taken via Instagram app one noticed strange unwanted artifacts on the video caused by camera flash. Please, consider below several sample image frames ...
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How exactly did analog TV cameras work? [closed]

Before the invention of the CCD, how were analog video images captured? Specifically, what process occurred between the optics of the camera, and the resulting analog electrical signal (not ...
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Can I capture different native resolutions with the same CCD-Sensor?

Im working on a paper for my university and need capturings of the same scene in different native resolutions. Im currently using the Logitech BRIO camera with OBS for capturing. My question is: If ...
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Decrease FPS of too-high FPS video or increase FPS of too-low FPS video?

I created two videos of the same scene with two different cameras. The issue however is that camera 1 captured everything in 23.85 fps and camera 2 everything in 24 fps. Since I need to synchronise ...
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Why is CCD still alive?

I have met my dreams in a camera called PXW-X500 I thought CMOS had killed CCD after cheapness, global shutter revolution and years of advancements? Why is CCD still a thing?
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Is it worth it to buy a 50mm 1.8 lens if my camera has a 1.6 crop factor?

I was looking to buy a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens. But my Canon 7D has a crop factor of 1.6, that would make the 50mm lens look like 80mm. I am a filmmaker, not a photographer, so keeping that in ...
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How to switch to camera view in After effects?

I'm unable to rotate my camera because I don't know how to switch to camera view.
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Switching HDMI signals without break

I need to switch between two or three HDMI signals (1080p is sufficient) for a video stream to a beamer. For example, I would like have a presentation coming from a laptop, and one or two cameras and ...
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Ideal frame rate for video with moving objects

I am working on a drone to capture a soccer game. What should be ideal minimum frame rate for the camera? Does it depend on velocity of objects(ball, players) in the game?
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setup for recording full field sports unattended?

I'm looking for setup that I can use to record field sports (like soccer) unattended, for coaching/review purposes. Currently I'm using a Chinese GoPro knockoff mounted to a tall fence, however the ...
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Can you give a tip how to create a video with such effect?

I really like these effects and I would like to reproduce it. I would like to point that I don't know how this effect is called. Whether it is made within a camera or in post production? Here is 2 ...
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Follow focus on cinema camera?

I would like to purchase a Blackmagic camera but it doesn't have any follow focus system. When searching further, I noticed that many professional cinema cameras doesn't have an integrated follow ...
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Match color between 10 cameras

I will need to film on 10 cameras soon, as I can't afford to rent 10 cameras, I will collect them from friends, which means I will have many diffrent cameras. Should I try to color match them in ...
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Fujifilm X-T3 or BMPCC4k for musicvideos and feature film

I'm currently looking which camera that I should buy. I narrowed it down to the BMPCC4k or the Fujifilm X-T3, but not sure which one I should pick... I mainly make music and event videos, but next ...
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How does an optical viewfinder on a film camera work?

As we all know, a DSLR camera works by moving a mirror out the sensors way when taking a picture and then going back to start, not exposing the sendor. How does this process work, on an optical motion ...
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