Ben Hilton: Activity About Images
Ben Hilton

FCPX editor
Member Since:
February 28th 2013
32 Posts
Confused about variable ND filters for video
by Brian Vegeberg 2 years ago
Hi, I have some questions about variable ND filters when shooting video. I have never used an ND filter before. I am using the Sony a6500, currently I have the Sony 18-105 f 4 and Sigma 30 f 1.4 lense
Re: Confused about variable ND filters for video
by Ben Hilton 2 years ago
This really depends on the variable ND filter you purchase. Most Variable NDs will create the x pattern when at their darkest setting, but this really isn't an issue if you treat it right. If your ND
Color Space: Exporting 3D LUTs from Davinci Resolve for use in Premiere Pro
by Ben Hilton 2 years ago
Hello all, I am somewhat new to the Premiere Pro Davinci Resolve workflow and need some help. Here is my desired workflow, and the problems I am experiencing with it. I edit my sequence in Premiere Pr
Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Ben Hilton 3 years ago
Hello all, I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio texture accomplished I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films an
Re: Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Ben Hilton 3 years ago
Thank you for the detailed information on your workflow. Very helpful. Do you have a Vimeo channel or someplace I could see your work for some examples of your final audio
Ben Hilton 3 years ago
Hello all,
I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio sound accomplished? I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films and some short films. Here is a link do a DJI short film that has this sound:





It is not just a "Good sound" like professionally mixed songs, it is a special sound, kind of vintage. Is this accomplished in post mixing or mastering? Or certain kinds of microphones?

Thanks!
Video Productions Music For Shorts
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
Hey all, I am wondering what music options you guys use for short pieces. I have used Incompitech for a while now, but have kind of exhausted that resource and am looking for other options. I have fou
Video Production Music For Shorts
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
Hey all, I am wondering what music options you guys use for short pieces. I have used Incompitech for a while now, but have kind of exhausted that resource and am looking for other options. I have fou
Re: Video Production Music For Shorts
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 years ago
Pond5 has a lot of good music at good prices, but searching is not as well organized as on a dedicated music site. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Dropped frames after export
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
Hey Everyone, I have had this happen on a couple of projects and am REALLY wanting to figure this out. My project will playback fine in Premiere, but when I go to export it in H.264, a certain section
1080p camcorder recommendations for around $150
by shane Scott 5 years ago
hi, im planning on shooting music videos, do you guys have any 1080p camcorder recommendations for around $150 i dont know anything about cameras haha thanks =)
Re: 1080p camcorder recommendations for around $150
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
You should look into a Sony Nex 5n, great camera with 1080 60p for slow motion. I have one myself, and the image quality for so cheap is amazing, perfect for music videos. Might be a little bit out of
advice on which camera needed!
by philipp hahn 5 years ago
hi, i'm desperately trying to find a camera for an art installation and it seems to be impossible to find an affordable model suitable for my needs. can anyone point me to anything my (rather specific
Re: advice on which camera needed!
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
I actually haven't used the HDMI out of my camera before, but I think you are right about the overlays. The Sony NEX VG-10 has the exact same sensor and specs as the NEX 5N, except the VG-10 has clean
three person interview setup
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
Hey everyone, In the next couple of months I will be shooting season two of a series of interviews, with two people hosting them. Last season, we shot most of the interviews with the two hosts facing
Re: three person interview setup
by Ben Hilton 5 years ago
Thank you so much for the help.
CPF-LOG for the Fs100``
by Ben Hilton 6 years ago
Hey guys, After a lot of research as to picture profiles for my new fs100, It seems that CPF-LOG is the best for grading and such. The problem is, all the links to the site, and the profile don't work
Re: CPF-LOG for the Fs100``
by Stephane Chopard 6 years ago
Hello, this link will provide you the famous CPF LOG wich is really good for color correction. It is well balanced betwin Highlight and shadows. You will find also other setup that could be intersting
Compressing 3 hours of footage for youtube
by Ben Hilton 6 years ago
Hey everyone, I am planning on shooting some live classes this year, edit them and uploading them to youtube daily. I will be shooting about 3-4 hours of 1080P 29.97 AVCHD XDcam footage everyday. My p
Re: Compressing 3 hours of footage for youtube
by Ben Hilton 6 years ago
Thank you so much for your help, If I can get it down to three hours, what would you suggest from there
Did I disable something???? going nuts...
by Craig Johnson 6 years ago
so I have highlighted and dragged half of my entire timeline a million times with no issue. tonight after highlighting, my cursor tool won't change to the 4 way tool. option + arrow doesn't respond ei
Re: Did I disable something???? going nuts...
by Ben Hilton 6 years ago
Are you having the same problem with other sequences I mean is it a FCP7 as a whole problem, or just your project.
transcoding
by Sean Davison 7 years ago
Hi All, Im a pro Editor (20yrs) FCP and Avid. Thought I'd give FCPX a go. Digitised a load of (tape based) DV footage using iMovie and then imported the resulting quick times into FCPX (Didn't optimis
Re: transcoding
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
Hey, Why didn't you import your dv tapes through FCPX When you import though FCPX, it creates a ProRes 422 mov. file. This file is just, or even more, high quality than iMovie's dv. file, and it works
HD dvd
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
Hey Guys, I am wondering if it is possible to burn an HD dvd that will play in a normal dvd player. That may sound kind of silly, but a friend of mine claims that he burned his documentary on normal d
Re: HD dvd
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
Well, the dvds that I have tested, just have a really SD look to them. I don't know how to describe it...I am doing vbr 2-pass 9mb sec encode settings, with a sharpen filter set really low. I guess th
button trouble
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
Hey guys, I am working on a project in Adobe Encore for the first time. I created my menu, and a timeline, but my problem is, is that when I put a make a button for the movie, I can't change the butto
Re: button trouble
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
Thank you for the help. But the program was not purchased through Adobe, and I do not have the dvd for it. Does anybody know if it is possible to get the library anywhere else Thanks, Ben
dvd burning
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
Hey, I am new to posting on forums, but I will give it a try. Does anyone have a suggestion for professional Dvd burning software I am a FCPX editor, and since Apple got rid of dvd studio pro when the
Re: dvd burning
by Ben Hilton 7 years ago
The quality of the dvd produced through final cut, is low compared to the superior results that can be produced through compressor. So I guess to answer your question, I need a program that can except
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