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Why do pro cameras still need to pull focus?

Big productions using pro cinema cameras (RED Weapon etc...) still use manual focus and still have someone who's sole job is just to pull focus for a camera. With today's technology, I would always ...
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Do I need to get movie ratings from every country if I want to distribute globally?

Although this question is more on the operation side of things, I'm gonna ask anyway: Imagine I produced a movie, that will be running on multiple festivals and cinemas around the world. Right after ...
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Need culturally sensitive alternatives to standard videography terminology such as “shoot,” “shooting,” and “shot.”

The idea of "shooting" makes some people uncomfortable, so we're trying to change our terminology for a particular client (big 6-month project). We need to come up with appropriate alternatives to use ...
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Use of big name apps in a commercial video projects

Does anyone know the legal side of including obvious brands such as Facebook/Instagram in commercial video projects? Or replicating a Facebook messenger motion graphic? For example, visuals of Young ...
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Which member of the crew is responsible to fill in the continuity sheet?

On a micro-budget production, considering the lack of a large crew with highly specialized jobs/titles, which of a maximum of three potential crew members would be responsible for doing the continuity ...
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What camera should i use to film a TV ad

Hi I have a client that wants to do a TV ad set in the interior of a home. I currently use Canon 5D Mark iii to film on mainly for social media etc. Just wondering what everyones thoughts were on if ...
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Sites for learning the business side?

(Sorry if this is off-topic. I couldn't find any place more appropriate for the subject). Most of the questions that are asked in this board, and most of the courses that you find when you search ...
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Animating vectors to audio in After Effects

Hi i have the following graphic Which i want to animate to the music. I would like them to animate like traditional volume bars but have each one animate at separate levels. I have tried using ...
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Writing to multiple memory cards on a canon 5d mark iii whilst filming

Hi i have a canon 5d mark ii and it has 2 slots for memory cards one cf and one sd.I'm planning on doing some filming outdoors so was wondering if the CF card is full will it automatically start ...
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How to use DJI Ronin MX in adverse weather

Hi has anyone ever used a DJI Ronin MX in the rain? if so how have you protected it?
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What is the drone for a low budget production

Hi I'm wanting to do a overhead shot of a bike on the road. i'm wanting to know what the best drone is on a budget. I'm wanting the best blend of quality yet affordability
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What are a Gimbal and Tripod used for?

I'm a beginner in film making, and trying to take footage with my smartphones. To make it more professional, I'm thinking of using a Tripod or Gimbal stabilizer to create non shaky video. I think ...
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How to film a moving bike on a budget

I have been tasked with filming a new road bike for casual cyclists. We have a rather low budget. Does anyone have any tips on how to deliver quality footage without spending too much money? I'm am ...
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transcode interlaced video

I have a full HD (1920 X 0180) movie in interlaced mode. However, it seems that safari cannot playback interlaced move (I am not sure ?) So I need to transcode it to progressive. from intuitive ...
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Post production removal of uneven green screen with glass object shattering in foreground

We have a glass object falling and shattering into many shards. Unfortunately the green screen was uneven causing different shadings on the background. Our edior says to use the shot, he would have ...
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How to speed up playback speed like YouTube using Camtasia?

I have video tutorials that I am producing using Camtasia using the following process: Write Script. Record a voice over. Record screen while listening the voice over steps. merge sound and screen ...
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What are these two things on the side of a stage?

Currently watching a lot of presidential videos (you know why) and I noticed there are these two black things on the side of the stage: What are they and what are their purpose?
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How to capture documentary quality footage of tiny subjects

Hi, guys. I just watched the David Attenborough documentary: Life In The Undergrowth: Invasion Of The Land. And I was wondering: What sort of equipment would I need, in order to get that kind of ...
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GitLab like program for easier collaborative video production

As a CIO in a small video production bussiness I'm making my team work more efficent using various tools. Recently I noticed that the file versioning on a local NAS server is still confusing for some ...
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Does 60 fps make sense for YouTube?

YouTube says one should upload videos in the frame rate in which the video has been recorded. But if I have yet to record, what frame rate should I choose? I noted that videos downloaded from YouTube ...
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Tips to start making a little production

So I have to make a little commercial for a class at my college and it is a video of about 1 min. I already have the idea of how all is going to be but I'm worried that at the moment of the edition ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

A question that has been on my mind for so long is: How exactly does green screening work with an object to vanish? Short example: Normal green screens as a background are replaced with an image the ...
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How are idents like these made?

Here is a YouTube link to a Channel 9 ident from Australia featuring characters from "The Big Bang Theory": I was watching it and it made me think about a few things: ...
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What's the benefit of Hollywood still using film for most major productions?

As a semi-professional cinematographer and photographer, I've always wondered why large productions mostly always prefer to use Film cameras, even with the development of cameras such as RED and ...
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Looking for suggestions on workflow/equipment: daily production of short presentation videos

i am looking for any and all sort of suggestions on workflow and equipment, specifically camcorder choice. Case details: We are producing short videos every day. A person is standing in front of ...
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Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking

I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and ...
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How to learn to produce documentaries?

I have several ideas for documentaries. None of them involve any fancy production or cinematographic techniques. Most of it would be interviewing people and simple camera works along with including ...
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Switch between 18-?? hdmi PC sources for live production

I'm looking for a device that takes a minimum of 18 HDMI-PC (max 36) sources at 1080p60 for a possible venture I'm going to getting in to. I'm going to be taking these sources and using them for ...
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Please help identify this rack-mount case

Can anyone point me to where I can find something like this? I have a Smartview 4K monitor, and I'd like a good way to carry it around. It seems like all of the other boxes I've looked at open on ...
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Advice on shooting 1st Person POV restaurant scene

I have an upcoming shoot where I will need to capture a restaurant scene in first person point-of-view. It seems pretty straight-forward, but I want to make sure it truly looks like the subject's ...
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Video production client contract

I currently work as a web developer, but have recently set up a small production company on the side. I've secured my first project and sourced a crew. Before the project begins, I need to create a ...
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Using PTZ Optics 20x-IP with BlackMagic ATEM Studio 4k

Does anyone have experience using PTZ Optics (20x-IP) cameras with the Black Magic ATEM (Studio 4k)? I can get video on a television and over IP, but for some reason I can't get it to show at all on ...
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What are the essentials for a livestream training room?

I work for a nonprofit (which rules out consultants or big packages) and I’ve been tasked with setting up the a/v for one of our large training rooms. I’ve got about a dozen events over the next year ...
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How to start a freelance editing company?

I am 17 and I want to start a freelance video editing company, using Motion and Final Cut Pro X. Only problem is, I have no idea how to go about starting it. Where are some good places to begin?
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Marshall Video Cameras and BMD ATEM

I've been looking at some of the Marshall Video gear to be used with my BlackMagic ATEM TV Studio. I'm wondering if anyone else has used any of these? Specifically the CV550-CS/B http://www.marshall-...
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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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Gapless audio in video

It's possible to produce mp4/webm videos without sound that loop seamlessly, but if you add sound to the video with matching length it adds a noticeable stutter at the end, even if the audio is ...
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supply video files to editor in another country

My editor is moving from Los Angeles (where I live) to Canada. Is there a common, reliable, cheap way for me to supply large video files (up to 10 GB) to him? I don't have much of a budget, and I have ...
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How do I make the DoTA 2 map work in Source Filmmaker?

Full Question: How do I use the DoTA 2 map in Source Filmmaker? Every time I load it up, it crashes. I've been trying to use the DoTA 2 map in Source Filmmaker, but every time I try to load it, the ...
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How to shoot a party scene with few people?

I have about 7 people and need to give the feel of 20. I'm using a long lens, any tips or solutions?
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Can modern cameras (BMCC, Red, Arri, etc) record to a drive over ad-hoc wifi?

Is there a solution that bifurcates drives and camera bodies? At first glance it seems feasible that camera bodies could be equipped with 802.11ac mimo and transmit the raw image data to a drive at a ...
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Best file format workflow for Final Cut Pro 7 on Maveriks

i am having problems exporting my project in Final Cut Pro 7. All the clips i am working on are mov in h.264. I want to export correctly a master file, that will be converted in web format, hd... with ...
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How should we back-up our media files for our production studio

We've had a video production studio for about 6 months, and we're revisiting how we should back-up/archive our client files and in general what our workflow should be with about a 8K limit on hardware....
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On-line and Off-line editing?

I am just wondering if anyone can shed any light on the subject of On/Off line editing, as I have been approached and asked before.. I understand this is type work flow for post production process ...
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What is the best way to record from a single fixed camera?

I run a video system at my church that consists of two fixed robotic cameras among other things. The person who installed this equipment didn't have experience with video production, only display, so ...
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Are there free OpenFX plugins available?

I read that Sony Vegas Movie Studio (the non-pro version) supports video and audio effect plugins via the OpenFX standard. Are there any such plugins available as freeware or open-source? So far I ...
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What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?

For starters, please forgive me if this question is very amateurish - if they sound that way, that's because I am an amateur. I would like to start shooting some webisodes in my garage and want to ...
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What does a phantom technician do on a production set and why would a director need one?

I just saw a video and in the credits is listed "phantom technician" ? What are this person's duties, and why would a director need one on a production set? Here is the video reference: https://vimeo....