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What kind of lighting setup is this?

I'm looking to understand how this person did their lighting setups, what kind of filters they used, and angle of view (35mm equivalent focal length). From what I can see, there is a ring light and ...
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How are/were low-light scenes such as concerts shot on film?

I recently watched a video of Led Zeppelin in 1973 and it dawned on me that these were shot on film, and as a film photography hobbyist it dawned on me that the picture quality for handheld film at a ...
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Improving auto exposure on Logitech C920

Here's the picture from my built in macbook webcam. Not amazing quality, but mostly correctly exposed. This is from a Logitech C920, which was highly recommended by the wirecutter. As you can see the ...
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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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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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Why is there so little lighting continuity (consistency) from the close up shot to the wide shot?

In the video from the Joe Rogan Experience #1533, the close up shots of the guests look well lit and perfectly exposed. But the wide shot taken early in the interview around 6:48 looks terrible - the ...
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Greenscreen recommendations

I'm suffering with Greenscreen already several months. So I would appreciate any recommendations. As you can see on the right side there is a spill on the head and arm. My setup: 2 daylight bulbs (45 ...
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Lighting a chalkboard

COVID has forced online delivery of my courses for which some of my content lectures/office hours I now will do on a chalkboard with a video stream. But I get a bright glare from the lighting that ...
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Lighting a subject far away from the camera

My wife is starting to make exercise videos. We set up a great location in the basement but lighting has been an issue. She needs to be spaced pretty far away from the camera (about 10 feet in front) ...
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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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Where can I find helpfull reference for film making?

I'm looking for sites, books, of video's on how to build scenes, composition and lighting for either 3d animations or filming. Sites like pinterest and google are not enough to quickly find reference ...
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How to stop horizontal scrolling lines caused by fluorescent light (USA and NTSC)?

I'm trying to record something for a school project and my lighting is underneath fluorescent lighting. My camera is set to 30 fps but records at 29.97 fps (seen on pc). I've tried to copy the clip, ...
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Is there a camera effect that can change the true color of a molten metal in daylight from true silvery into a true orange? [duplicate]

I have a theoretical question and i am thinking about aluminum specifically, since it due to low emissivity and high reflectivity, should appear silvery-gray in daylight conditions. When the metal has ...
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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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Would 2 lights solve my DSLR green screen noises?

I would like to make a presentation at the background and the human which is "green screened". I tried with my DSLR Nikon D5200. So for now the result is like in this short video: https://...
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Light wavelengths and color reproduction / grading

I have some typical LED desk lamps that I am using to light a human subject indoors. The light hue from these lamps looks white to the naked eye. The intensity of light is more than sufficient, but ...
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How to export ambient occlusion shadows only from Arnold Maya rendering to do multi layers composites

I cannot find a way in Maya 2019 to create a rendering pass that only contains ambient occlusion generated shadows. I can do that with aiShadowMatte producing an expected alpha channel containing the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...