dwwilson66
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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?
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Vegas is a mature, full-featured NLE. I use it regularly for professional work from spots, to corporate video to feature films. I've also used it for semi-professional things like editing a video of ...

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What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?
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With your budget, I would suggest investing in a few basic lights and decent audio recording equipment. While a second camera is nice to have, creating production value with the non-picture parts of ...

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What are some good accessories for a DSLR video recording setup?
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I'm biased, but before anything else, invest in AUDIO GEAR. Far too often, filmmakers forget to keep audio on an equal par with picture. Invest in some good, quality mics. Shotgun? Meh...a good, all ...

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What's a good camera to shoot a low-budget short film with?
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The short answer is anything that works for you. IMO, the 550D is a fine choice if it works for you. The long answer? Even if you need to postpone the film, make sure your script is FLAWLESS. ...

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How to create a good short video with limited supplies and time
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Start by throwing all the technical questions out the window. ALL of them. Don't ask about what cameras to use, which software works, or techniques. Change your mindset and think about your story. ...

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Shoot moving clouds
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I think what you're thinking of is time-lapse photography. In a sense it is animated photos, except that the "photos" are captured with a video camera. You can certainly Google time lapse and get ...

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Is there a standard resolution for Video Presentations?
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If it's NTSC/standard def/4x3, 640x480 will be good. If it's HD/widescreen/16x9, 1920x1080 or 1280x720 (1080p and 720p, respectively). Premiere will likely have presets for all of these aspect ratios. ...

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What media can I legally include into my videos?
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Preface: I am not a lawyer. These comments aer based on my personal experience navigating copyright law. The general rule of thumb is that you can only use media that you have created. If you have ...

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Slow HD video whilst editing
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Drives are definitely the answer. My miniDV setup worked fine with 5400rpm, but HD playback looked like internet video from 2004. Upgraded to 7200rpm internal SATA drives, and ~most~ of the time, I've ...

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What is the name of this type of treatment in video/audio?
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It's also known as having an solid understanding of microphones and recording techniques, as well as sound audio editing principles. These types of videos are a great example of how awesome sound ...

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Mobile Tethered Video Shooting
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I have personal experience with tethered shooting for different purposes, and I have absolutely NOTHING to say to dissuade you. Having said that, there are some things about which you need to be ...

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Cheap solution for shooting with multiple (>2) cameras in sync (genlock or LANC?)
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I've done 4-camera DSLR shoots with Nikon gear (D7000 & D3S). For our shots, we simply did a clapstick after all the cameras rolled AND just before cutting, so we had two sync points. Our longest ...

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About film making techniques
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Better than sites are the extras on DVDs. Often, you've got people talking about how and why certain things were done. Watch enough of these different perspectives, and you'll get good info. It's ALL ...

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Quality Full HD Camcorder - DSLR or dedicated one?
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Here's my two cents. I work as a professional photographer, have a background in film and video production, and own both DSLRs and camcorders. When I was making the decision to go from NTSC to HD, I ...

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Fixing a badly telecined 8mm film digitization
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For question one, the short answer is not that I know of with that pattern. Most NLEs today include tools to reverse 3:2 and 2:3 pulldown, and you ~may~ want to experiment with the clips to see if ...

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Audio from PA system to Camcorder
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I can't really say anything else beyond what Neil said...that's great info...but I'll throw this into the mix. If you're handy with electronics (or know someone who is), try making this adapter from ...

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Adding a time stamp to a video
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Most pro non-linear editors (NLEs) such as Vegas or FinalCut include something to do that. Search the documentation for "timecode burn" or "window burn". I know in Sony Vegas it's one of the text ...

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Want to try green screen with my elementary students. What do we need. Using Mac OS 10.5.8
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@filzilla: once again, awesome advice. I would add Suggestion 3: With the space you're describing, you may be limited to tighter shots; I'm thinking head and shoulders with a graphic above a shoulder,...

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Sony Vegas 10 Video made from smaller quicktime mov videos look crap on youtube
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I would try uploading the video to vimeo as well. Or, if you have your own website, uplaod it to there and create a simple page with an embedded player. My experience is that YouTube sometimes adds ...

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How to make a fake 3d effect (The Matrix 3d rotation style) from 2 video sources?
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The technique is called "bullet time", and as stated by @DrMayhem, involves lots of camera. I seem to recall that The Matrix VisFX team had enough cameras to do 60 frames per second. That being said, ...

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Halogen brightness for video
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In my kit, I've got a BUNCH of halogen worklights. Maybe 2500W altogether & most of the time, they're way to bright. However, with a very basic knowledge of electronics, you can build a dimmer ...

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Opteka CXS-2 vs Glidecam HD-2000
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A few years ago, I invested in a Fig-Rig. The price is right (under US$300) and I love the look of the footage. Because it's hand held, there's still a little bit of the organic movement that you lose ...

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How best to find literature on motion graphics design
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Googling may have been a better place to start rather than Stack. There's a wealth of information out there...doing a cursory "motion graphics" search yielded this link http://www.smashingmagazine.com/...

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How to make a fake 3d effect (The Matrix 3d rotation style) from 2 video sources?
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My answer, given that the footage is already created, would mirror @50ndr33 above. Yes, you can create a 3-D model. However, people are the hardest to animate. It's no coincidence that the MAIN on-...

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Filming a football game from inside the goal. Which camera is best?
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I'll second the vote for the GoPro. I've worked on a number of reality shows that use these cameras for close up work in hazardous situations (like right next to the watermelon that's getting blasted ...

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Whats the difference between a sekonic light meter CINE version vs non-cine version
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Functionally, they're the same, but the Cine version allows you to select shutter speeds associated with motion picture frame rates - 24fps= 1/48th of a second, etc. I have the 708; I'm not sure if ...

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Music video lighting with small budget?
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For shooting in the woods, away from power, I'd recommend getting yourself some LEDs. I picked up a couple of lights similar to these on eBay for around $35each with free shipping, Chinese ...

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Adding voiceover without video recompression
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Short answer is no...in order to marry picture and sound, a new file needs to be created. That being said, some software will allow you to edit the compression settings, and may have a setting to ...

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