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Lens/Camera Advice For Shooting High Flying Birds

I am retired, an author, and now novice film maker using iPhone 15 Pro Max to shoot fast moving objects like birds at 5000-10000 ft. I am taking the next step to invest in a dedicated video camera and ...
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How do I align many images of a specific landmark?

Every day, on my commute to school, I took a picture of a tall building in the distance from the same place. Now that the school year's over, I'd like to make a video containing all the photos in ...
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Can I record directly to a computer with the HC-V250?

I'm considering purchase of the Panasonic HC-V250, but my primary use case is recording directly to a folder on my computer. (I do a lot of post-production editing, so I need all the files on my ...
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Right pypeline to shoot crowd on chromakey, to add 3d on post

I NEED THIS TYPE OF PRODUCTION+VFX+3D ANIMATION VFX+3D My storyboard of the scene: If We shoot the crowd on a chromakey from these angles, which option would be easier and faster: To make a full 3D ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to find a webcam with large aperture?

I'm looking for a Webcam with large aperture and shallow depth of field, similar to the F 1.8 Canon lenses, so far It has been really difficult since most of the specifications for any webcam are ...
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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What are Grey Balls used for?

I know that a Grey Card is used for the white balance of the camera, but whate are the Grey Balls used for? On big Productions, there is usually a guy (what is his job?) that holds up a grey ball and ...
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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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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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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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What is a circular motion around a object called when filming?

You know that camera technique when the camera operator usually have a steadicam and runs/walks around a person. I'm trying to learn how to do that with my homemade glidecam but it is so hard. it ...
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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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What is good software for camera recording under Linux?

I use Linux(Mint Linux Petra) and will probably switch to Ubuntu 14 soon. I need to record video with my camera on my laptop(imagine I use a web-camera for simplification) and I need to see real-time ...
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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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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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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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What is causing these horizontal lines moving vertically up the whiter portions of the video?

The camera model is a Sony, remote control model, I don't have the exact model# with me but can get it if needed. I'm not sure when it started, but it's very noticeable now, the lines scrolling up ...
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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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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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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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After Effects: Create an isometric/orthographic Camera

I know that its not possible to create an non-perspective camera in after effects. But I read about a way to fake the effect of an isometric camera in after effects. I just didn't find something ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.