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You need a few simple things to do this: a camera a large piece of glass or plexiglass dry erase markers editing software capable of basic transform controls Record your actor writing on the glass. To the camera, the writing will appear backwards. Use your editing software to flip the image horizontally. The writing will now appear normal*. Most ...


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This is basic film making, you would do this in multiple takes. Take your wide shot running the whole scene you want with this shot Take you scene back to the start point, adjust the camera to the new shot and run through the scene again Rinse and repeat until you have all the shots needed to make your scene. You would/should have already made a shot list ...


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The best results I've achieved were using a light grey cyc or background instead of actual white. They bring the exposure up to where it looks white but you don't have to use nearly as much light on the subject to make them expose properly. We just used kino's with diffusion on the cyc and kino's with less diffusion on the subject with a solid backlight. The ...


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There are a zillion greenscreen tutorials on YouTube. The basics are simple. 1.Pure green paint or fabric. 2.Even lighting on the green, good lighting technique on the subject. Avoid spills and shadows. 3.Use the highest quality camera, lenses and compression you have available -- but don't freak out unless you're using a lot of translucent objects like ...


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I hate to burst your bubble, but if you are expecting video to be a similar level of intrusiveness to photography, you are almost certainly mistaken. Video is a much more work intensive process as it requires constant attention to make sure you are getting smooth usable shots instead of the occasional random thought that "I'd like a photo of this." It is ...


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When I was first looking for a good portable camera, the LX100 was on the top of the list. When looking at research, the LX100 provides great IQ (at 4k) in a good compact device for the price. If you have not already looked at these sites, I would suggest looking up TheCameraStore review on YouTube, CameraLabs, Dpreview, and EOSHD. LX100 does also have ...


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"If I set it to 1/25 (shutter speed) does that mean absolute maximum (or lowest setting)?" Yes, if it was a non-digital video camera. This rule applied to the old non-digital (film) video cameras where you cannot set shutter speed lower than the frame rate. Meaning that one celluloid was exposed for the full 1/25th of a second. Assuming 25fps. For digital ...


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Don't shoot handheld and don't use a phone. Baring that, use stabilization such as a steadicam or steadicam jr (if using a tripod really isn't an option), use lots of well controlled lighting (phone cameras suck at low light) and plan your shots out very carefully. Use external audio recording rather than the phone's built in mic and do a lot of grading ...


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What about: film, filming, filmed record, recording, recorded


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The question is impossible to answer in a general way. If a camera offers to record in RGB, it is likely using a completely different codec that could be better or worse. Very few cameras will actually record video in RGB, so if you see the option in a menu, it may be referring to something very particular about the color handling of video on that specific ...


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Use the frame guides built into whichever camera you use, and set the guides to 4:3. Both cameras you mention have them. When you're shooting, compose your image inside the frame guide. The camera will record outside of that area, but when you edit, you'll crop the image back down to 4:3. The extra pixels around the edges allow you to do things like; ...


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There is a rule for something like this, however, it has nothing to do with image resolution. To calculate the area of a scene a camera will cover, you need to know a few things: A) Distance to subject. This one's easy. B) the focal length of the lens, and C) the sensor size, also sometimes called "film back" or "gate". If your image width to height ...


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I can't think of specific examples, but what I can "see and hear in my mind" is: a single shot of the character who's having the flashback the actor's face is reacting to the audio in the flashback the camera slowly zooms or trucks in on the actor's face sounds in the present-time scene have become quieter and/or muffled the audio flashback may have an echo ...


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TV trope name for monologue to unexpected off-camera recipient? Theres a definite technique where the cameraman is focusing solely on character A who is speaking to character B, and character B is not within view for the TV viewer. Then, when it is revealed who person B is, it is completely surprising and often to comedic effect. It is close to the Trick ...


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A tough one. Certainly might be worth wording the client up that it's going to be dark. I'd try and do a test if possible to see exactly how dark it's going to be. I don't think you're going to get a much faster lens than ƒ/1.4 without dropping a truckload of money. There's a Canon 24-70 ƒ/2.8, it's AU$1750 so it's not small change, but would probably be ...


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Ok, I figured it out. It's a bit quirky little trick. You do not turn the dial to M but turn it to the little picture that shows the video camera. Now, though you'll be able to set the shutter speed and aperture, you won't be able to change the ISO. To be able to change the ISO, click the Menu button to the top-left of the LCD screen, then from the menu, ...


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Both RED and Alexa cameras offer this feature, and the Sound Devices PIX 240i reads it. But nowhere on the Internet is there any documentation that your SONY camera offers this feature. Either SONY doesn't have it, or they greatly need to improve their documentation.


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The big issue when shooting with phones is not the resolution, it's the dynamic range. Your videos will have low contrast and the colors won't be very vivid. Although I've never seen reviews of the Nokia 808, I imagine it also suffers from noise in low light conditions. To fix the issues with contrast and color, run your footage through a color correction ...


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getting a steadi-cam for the mobile phone can make a difference, they are not that expensive from the likes of eBay or Amazon and can take the hand shake out. if there is something particular that you are trying to achieve, maybe you could explain it a bit more with maybe a few images or example of what your getting and what you want


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I don't know this model, but in general video cameras don't use a physical shutter, but an electronic one. The aperture is always open and 'shuttering' means limiting the exposure time through blanking. So a setting less that the frame rate is effectively 'off'. As for 'spilling the same info onto several frames', that's only true if there's no motion in ...


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I have another idea, based on a cliff-jumping technique (which I can't remember the name of). 1) Decide on a suitably tall building that has roof access. 2) Get a rope that is a meter shorter than the building is tall. 3) Build a sturdy case for the iPhone, attached to one end of the rope. The case only needs to have one small hole for the camera lens. (...


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A dad and his young son sent an iPhone to space, had it fall back to earth and got it back safely. You could have a look at their rig for inspiration (basically a polystyrene box and a parachute).


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