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Does anyone know why my lights aren't working at all in 4D cinema?

Imported from Vectorworks - I've switched on all lights, adjusted the brightness and nothing seems to be working. I also have LED screens and they don't seem to be working either]1
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Lighting in footage oscillates between warm tones and greenish tones

This is my first time posting on this forum. I do a lot of flatlay filming, timelapses, and my videos tend to have lots of cuts. I've noticed that my film gradually shifts between purple tones to ...
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Cheap or diy lighting for video production

I am new into video production. I am a maker, I do a lot of electronic projects and write the step by step guides about it in several places of internet. From now I would like to make video about my ...
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How to light a scene with a window and monitor in the background?

I have a scene where I want to sit on a chair with a big 43 inch monitor and a big window behind me. I am having headaches. I already put a shader in front of the window that reduces its brightness. I ...
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Why do I keep getting videos darker than the frames from which they were made regardless of the software I use?

I have tried using both VSDC and VideoPad for editing videos, and both of them randomly darken the videos I put into them. Is this a common issue? If not, what information do you need me to give to ...
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Which of these two crude green screen lighting setups is better?

The following two low-budget, crude green screen lighting setups differ in the positioning of the screen lights relative to the talent. Which is better? 1) Screen lights further away from the screen ...
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LED light temperature why does it matter?

My question if you are able to change the white balance of your camera why does it matter what your LED lighting temperature is capable of.
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Hi all i'm wanting some advice on set lighting. i'm wanting to create a set similar to the below using fluorescent lights. Just wanting to know what equipment is needed to achieve this look. Obviously ...
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Remove flickering due to artificial light with ffmpeg

I have video footage shot at shutter speeds of 1/30s under artificial light here in Europe where the AC is 50Hz. Flicker occurs -- obviously I should have used 1/25s or 1/50s but I didn't, and want to ...
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Things to consider when shooting through car window at night?

I'm making a short film that takes place mostly in a car at night. Will i need a polarizer to see the actors through the windshield?
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Shutter Speed or frame rate we looking at when dealing with flickering issue?

I'm using SONY RX10M3 to shoot video at 1000fps. But using conventional lighting system I get flickering. Now I'm planning to buy a LEDs light by STRATUS, which they stated that : Flicker free at ...
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How can I remove a spotlight effect from a MP4 captured from Youtube?

I want to fix a youtube video by capturing it an removing the spotlight effect. its a bright spot in the middle of the frame. I captured it as an MP4. How can I fix it?
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How should I light two people teaching a dance video tutorial?

I want to film dance instructors teaching about 10 - 20 feet from my camera. Since I am an amateur I have no idea how to light this. I would try to make sure the room has plenty of light from "...
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How to setup indirect lighting for video

For doing blog style youtube videos, I get a headache if the soft boxes are pointing at me from next to the camera. I'm thinking that I could solve the problem by flooding the room with indirect ...
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Wattage for green screen lightning

What is the minimum wattage for four-point lighting for a green screen? I am planning to use led lights in a home studio. Is this enough? Key light: 300W Fill light: reflector Back light: 150W Light ...
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Lighting for video in room with no windows, choose led or cfl

I want to produce some cooking videos with recipe preparation demonstrations. The shooting area is about 1 square meter. The room doesn't have any windows, so there is no natural/daylight. It is an ...
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How to get the Cinematic look [duplicate]

With most movies, you can tell at a glance, if it is (or supposed to be) a blockbuster or not, by how the image looks. Even some American TV-series look better (in my oppinion) than most european ...
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How to spread light?

I am looking to film near a window. I was wondering if there was a certain material that can take the sun light source and spread it evenly and wider. I find that a diffuser it isn't enough is there ...
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Lighting a table is just not working

We are trying to take short videos of a small product. The video happens on a table of 1x1 Meters, where the camera is about 40cm above the table-static. I have 4 6000k led bulbs each 20W (=100W) , 1 ...
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I am doing a scene in a movie where someone runs through a forest

I don't know how to keep a moving camera steady. I also want to properly light this, is there a way I can get light into a forest? Or is there a good program to fix lighting. (I heard about color-...
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How to light a video properly?

I need to light a video for a project, I am making a movie trailer for a book I like and need to light a large space (It is an action book and there is running in the trailer.) Simply, I have to light ...
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Lightbox required with LED Lights?

I'm using three LED lights for interview recording - do I need a light box for them? I am mostly doing seated interview recording. Portability is important as I'm travelling for most of these ...
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How do I achieve a “throbbing light” effect in After Effects?

I've seen this effect in a lot of lyric video, particularly when the music is quite intense. Please see these videos for references: ...
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Yongnuo YN 160S - how to get inside?

My light has developed an intermittent power switch. I've never liked the pushbutton switch anyway, and would like to replace it, but I'm ashamed to admit that I can't figure out how to pry this thing ...
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LED light types

I'm trying to shoot video of a buddy playing music. I have a room that I need to light up for the camera. I'm looking into LEDs as they have good light output/low heat. What is the difference between ...
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Why does Canon 600D/T3i video quality drop dramatically once it's recorded — in comparison to what I see in Live-View w/ Digital Zoom?

I have a low-light situation with a lot of small details and diagonal lines. When I look at the scene with digital zoom in Live View mode I see some grain but I see all the details and can clearly ...
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What exactly do eggcrates do to light?

What exactly do eggcrates do to lighting? What is the benefit over adding an eggcrate to a diffuser?
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Configure FreeStyler to work with DMXking ultraDMX RDM Pro/Micro

I have a USB DMX product called DMXking ultraDMX RDM Pro (I've also tried the DMXking ultraDMX Micro, same issue) and I'm using the free software FreeStyler and trying to figure out how to get it to ...
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Would this camera light solve a lot of my indoor shooting problems?

I have a Rebel T5 Canon camera I use to shoot short videos with. Interviews, short video sketches, scenes from plays. In my living room. I'm having a huge problem with indoor shooting. No matter how ...
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Three Point Lighting on Green Screen

Ok - I have a 10' x 8' foot DIY green screen. Since I am newbie I have not yet purchased any lighting. I do have a set of circular reflectors, and a lightstand with a boom and clamps that I was "...
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Home office studio setting to create Calculus videos - Lighting issues

I've been meaning to start creating professional looking Calculus videos for university students and my current setup is the following: I know what you are thinking, and you are absolutely right: The ...
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Dark interview setup, what should the subject wear?

I am doing a project using a similar setup to the "I am Second" lighting. Basically a black background and the subject light from overhead/ front. I'm not keen on my subject wearing black (also I don'...
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After Effects: Generate floating effects (smoke, particles, plasma, light, etc)

how can I creat a effect wich can be seen in this video at 0:19 seconds? Is it generated in after effects with native effects or AE can't do this without external ...
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Adobe After Effects CC - stabilize lighting

I have a video of an interview. The lighting of the video keeps bouncing light and dark. Would I be able to fix this through After Effects? How would I be able to. Sorry very new to after effects. ...
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Lighting for “no-shadow” effect

I'm really impressed by this video. How to produce this no-shadow effect? How many lights do you think are required? What kind of light? Would some classical bulbs that I have at home work?
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Remove Greenscreen Reflections?

My work has a green screen that my boss purchased with no knowledge of green screens or how to use or what to do with them. in Sept. 2014 he gave me the task to create employee introduction / ...
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Is there a program that can change monitor color temperature for lighting?

I'm shooting a scene for a film where the actor will be placed in front of a computer monitor. I want to use the monitor to light the actor, but I want to be able to adjust the color temperature to ...
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What lighting setup is recommended to achieve a purple atmosphere in an indoor hall

The video is taking place in a night. I want the beginning of the hall to be purple lighted and a fade to black, at the end of the hall. The Left photo, is the location when regular lights are on, ...
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What is the best arrangement of lights to create a warm atmosphere in a small room?

This is a scheme of my room for a Soreal short movie: I'm wonder about lights. The atmosphere is warm, soft, without shadows. So what do you advice me to use as my light source and where to put them?
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Looking for advice on lighting my set

I have a bit of a crappy set for my Youtube stuff and, recently, I had a small windfall of sorts and was able to buy some lightbulbs and clamp lights. No, I couldn't buy a proper lighting kit, (it was ...
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Video noise and harsh shadows on green screen caused by feet

We have a recurring shoot where we continue to run into the same two issues. Our set consists of a medical exam table sitting on top of a green screen. The talent sits on the exam table and we record '...
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Equipment for video recording in a florescent lighted classroom

What economy equipment is needed to record an educational event being presented in a classroom under florescent lighting with no exterior windows? I am envisioning two hd-camcorders, each tripod ...
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How do I hang a kino flo from the ceiling?

I have a four-foot single bank kino fixture that I need to mount on the ceiling of our media lab. It needs to be angled precisely because it's for lighting a green screen (currently, it's mounted on ...
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What lighting setup is recommended for filming a presenter in front of a TV screen?

i will be filming a presenter in front of a 48" TV with graphics on it. The presenter will be pointing at the graphics at times to explain certain things. We will be doing this in a tiny studio on a ...
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Make video look like it was shot in a dark room

So I'm working on a video that I want to look a bit cooler. It was shot in a normally illuminated room (no special equipment, only normal light bulbs), it looks like this: With a person sitting in ...
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Special effects/post processing to make a black-colored light

I had this idea for an effect and I wanted to know if something like this has been done and if so how to do it: Goal: I want a lighting effect for an action scene where I will have an area start ...
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video lighting output levels

I am a long time still photographer beginning to work in video. I understand lighting pretty well, but what i am having trouble getting a hold of is the output level (wattage?) I will need for ...
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Using a Flash to Light Video

I have a Nikon D3100. It has a built in flash. Can I use it as a light when filming videos?
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Is using a softbox as a back light a good idea when shooting indoors?

I'm shooting in a small apartment and I have had a lot of trouble setting up a back light because the subject is directly against a wall. I am looking at kits like this one, but I was surprised that ...
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What do I need for Noir lightning?

I'm new to film making as I have just purchased Canon 600D. I also have a tripod. What else do I need to get the low-key lightning often found in Noir films? From the film Whisperer in Darkness : ...