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Is there any AI upscale tool for videos?

There's a few options I've seen listed at https://sites.google.com/view/aiupscalingtutorials/ai-upscaling: (in no particular order) 1. ESRGAN An open source AI upscaler (super sampler) based on a ...
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How do high-speed film cameras work?

A normal film camera has a mechanism for stopping the film in the gate every frame while the shutter is open, then when the shutter closes pulling down the next frame, stopping it, exposing it, and so ...
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How were copies of movies meant to be distributed to theaters made?

Regardless of format; 16, 35, 65, etc... The studios would distrubute release prints. The prints were shipped (speaking about 35mm here) on 2000' reels; 5 reels to a can. In the olden day's they ...
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Why do pro cameras still need to pull focus?

Well there's a number of factors that come into play, but first and foremost, the reason a camera operator pulls focus (if shooting alone) or having a 1st AC/2nd AC pull focus is because if you care ...
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Why do pro cameras still need to pull focus?

@Martin A provided an very in-depth answer, but I feel that it's worth noting one more thing: focus is part of the creative toolbox that filmakers use. Pulling focus from one actor to another in a 2 ...
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Are most scenes in movies voiced over in post production?

It's generally preferred to use the actual dialog audio from the take. It matches the movement of the lips, it sounds right for the environment, the actor is giving an authentic performance, etc. ...
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

This is a tough question because there are a ton of different factors involved here, from complexity of the video to the equipment you're working with to the NLE you use. However, the default formula ...
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How can I recreate this overexposed effect from the last scene in 'The Lighthouse'?

You can tell by the shadows that light's illumination was increased. However, you can acheive a similar result (though not perfect) by just keyframing the 'Curves' effect in After Effects. (I had ...
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Practice Manual Focussing

Ever see the credit for "focus puller" in a film's credits? That's a single person's job, just to keep the camera focus where it should be on a moving shot (or even for changing the focus point at the ...
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How does shutter speed affect the video?

A high shutter speed can make individual frames look more crisp but make large motion look like it is stuttering. e.g. fast panning looks like it is flickering or jumping A low shutter speed can make ...
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How did ILM create the hyperspace tunnel effect?

Although it looks like a slit-scan effect similar to the Tom Baker era Dr. Who titles, in this case, the effect was very simply made with mylar - a reflective plastic. Due to time and budget ...
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Is there a downside to increasing ISO and decreasing shutter speed

With an A7S, MkI or MkII; the camera is ridiculously incredible in terms of noise hint even at extreme ISOs; that's compared to just a few years ago when everyone was shooting on the 5D MkII. My ...
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Can anybody please explain what camera settings (aparture, iso, wb, ss) have to do with visual/film grammar?

I'm not able to state a conclusive definition for "visual grammar", but I'd say camera settings have a quite relevant role on building it. Depth of field (aperture) is crucial for focusing ...
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What kind of animation is when real toys are played during filmed real time?

Since you see a person's hands moving the dolls, I don't think this can be called animation. I think the term which fits best is puppetry.
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

Mic shot looks like a dolly back tilt to track the subject. This is a compound movement that is natural to do with a hand held camera but more challenging when using a digital camera. Try tracking ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

For static shots they shoot what's called a background plate: the same scene shot from the same angle but without the foreground action. Then where the green is taken out the empty background shows ...
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Is there a downside to increasing ISO and decreasing shutter speed

TL;DR: For most cameras, high ISO leads to a lot of graininess, but the A7S significantly less so than most others. However, try shooting test footage at different ISOs and see which ISO you like the ...
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Filming in a house of mirrors

Another way to accomplish this would be to simply use a one way mirror and only light inside the room of mirrors. A one way mirror or half-silvered mirror (also sometimes called a two way mirror) is ...
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Filming in a house of mirrors

One thing that you learn pretty quickly when you begin producing film or video, is that what looks right in a mirror in person usually doesn't look right to the camera. You end up having to place the ...
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How were copies of movies meant to be distributed to theaters made?

It would have been unusual for 16mm prints to be struck from 35mm negatives. This would only be done with an optical printer, which is an expensive frame-by-frame process. If an extensive 16mm release ...
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How to avoid noise when filming dark red

Filming any light that is strongly a single color is likely to produce a lot of noise because it's absorbing more light. (In your case, the red brick is absorbing green and blue, leaving only the red.)...
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Try searching for "LED Neon Tube". Nowadays LEDs are so common for venue lighting, maybe the set designers might went that route. If this is fluorescent, they could be white fluorescent bulbs ...
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How does shutter speed affect the video?

A simple rule of thumb is to set shutter speed to double (x2) your project framerate. EG: PAL project 25fps / Choose 50 shutter speed
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How to make a set of a space capsule?

This really depends on your budget. Low Budget: Find a room which allready looks futuristic with a lot of tech or stuff that looks like buttons and displays. Like in your image, you could make a ...
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Using 60 fps footage on 23.976 sequence without slowing down or dropping frames

You can not. You have contradicting parameters. You need to make some decisions. Either: Leave your project at 29.97 and drop 1 every 2 frames of your 60fps clip. Leave your project at 29.97 and use ...
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How is a multi-angle scene filmed?

Shows can be either "Single camera" or "Multi camera." Sitcoms, shows broadcast live, and stuff shot in front of a live audience is generally multicam -- they do it once, or as few times as needed to ...
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What is this sun blocker in film making?

Given the angle, I'd say it's a reflector. The line of people on the right are standing with their backs to the sun, it's probably there to bounce a bit of fill light on to their faces, so they're not ...
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How are/were low-light scenes such as concerts shot on film?

I was an assistant editor on Song Remains the Same. I think the fast lens answer is probably correct and I think the stage was lit a lot more than you would think. It was shot multi camera at MSG and ...
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Filming Theatre During Pandemic

What do you consider "normal" filming? I've filmed a lot in theatres with audiences, usually in performances that are primarily for the audience, and the video recording is a secondary ...
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What approximate resolution did Beta SP correspond to?

The resolution is correct, but your understanding of how that is measured is confused. Analog video consisted of a series of continuous horizontal lines. Don't confuse the number of vertical lines ...
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