Trying to figure out a transition build/ by Chris Lowndes 2 weeks ago Hi, I'm tasked with recreating someone's animated transition but can't figure out what they used to make the bars that fly across highlight and almost wash out all the layers below as they go across t
Particles Construct Logo by Nimrod Zin 3 weeks ago Hi, I'm struggling with an idea I don't know how to realise. Trying to create a logo to construct from particles flying from right to left and reveal build the logo. I want the first particles to disa
Re: Particles Construct Logo by Blaise Douros 3 weeks ago Use the good ol' Shatter effect, with teeny tiny particles and a big canvas, to get more control over what particles go where. You can control what parts of the logo are shattering and and which direc
Copyright footage by Craig Cherry 1 month ago I produced a sales video for a company and it worked well for them. A marketing person steps in and says they want to redo the video but they want to use the existing footage but a different producer.
Re: Copyright footage by Blaise Douros 1 month ago Send them an invoice for the appropriate footage licensing fee. If they don't pay, take them to small claims court. Unless they had you sign an ironclad work-for-hire contract for the first video, eve
Is this even possible? by Bailey Edenburn 1 month ago Ok, so upfront, I've never worked in premiere pro. I do want to know if it would be possible to do something in premiere. I edit livestock sale videos and we put things like birth weight in the video,
Re: Is this even possible? by Blaise Douros 1 month ago No, that's not possible. You'll need to make changes manually. Just duplicate the sequence, and then copy-paste the new values from your spreadsheet into whatever title text you've built.
Animation technique, turning a 2D head by Steve Davies 2 months ago Hi I am trying to animate a head on a bird. I need it to look from left to right, I have the two 'frames' but what technique is there to make the transition less snapy Is there a method Hope you can h
Hissing Noise with DSLR and Shotgun Mic by Ashley Geiger 2 months ago Hello, I just bought a new Audio Technica AT8035 condenser mic. I am using it with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera. It seems that when I have it plugged in, I have to turn the gain so high on the camera tha
Best video camera for a ski resort? by Tom Vayianos 2 months ago Hello all, TLDR: The ski resort I work for is buying me a new video camera. As this will not happen again in the near future, I want to make sure we get the best we can for the best price. Budget is $
Re: Best video camera for a ski resort? by Mark Suszko 2 months ago Don't forget to buy a UV filter and a set of screw-on polarizers and ND filters to deal with the bright white outdoors. Add a monopod for run-and-gun work. A brace of 4K action cams and mounts and acc
3D Camera Tracker Perspective Problem by andy baumgartner 2 months ago Hi, I'm trying to add some 3d arrows to drone footage using the After Effects 3D Camera Tracker and a Cinema 4D export. All the points look good in AE and I have a "Average Error" of .54 pixels, but w
What Should I Buy? FS7 vs. C300 MKII by Casey Regan 3 months ago I am a documentary cinematographer working for a Manhattan-based doc production company. We are in a position where we can purchase a 4K DCI capable cinema camera package to facilitate our loaded prod
Special Effects by Amber Ippolito 3 months ago If I wanted to remove someone's belly button (to make it look like they were created in an artificial womb) for a moving shot of about five seconds, should I go in and photoshop each individual frame
Re: Special Effects by Mark Suszko 3 months ago This would be kind of crude, but place a square of chromakey green tape over the navel of your Teletubby, er, actor. Color sample the adjoining flesh in the shot and feather the key. Kind of quick and
Stabilize ONLY rotation by Tomas Medek 3 months ago Hello everybody Is there a way how to stabilize rotation ONLY I have a 5 min timelapse of the ship comming to the harbour. The camera was mounted on the ship so now the horizon is bouncing and the shi
Re: Stabilize ONLY rotation by Steve Bentley 3 months ago Horizons are great for pulling a rotation track off - even without any detail on the horizon. Pre comp your shot with two thin vertical masks on either side of the shot where you have a clean horizon.
SONY fs7 Question about markers in footage by Ben Oliver 3 months ago Question, I shoot really long form video learning classes. I'd love to have a way to add markers live into the footage as we shoot, so that when I import my footage into Adobe Premiere, I have markers
Recovering corrupt footage by Chris Kuta 4 months ago Hi, Hope this is the right place to post this! We have received footage from a videographer (who has shot on a Sony A7s mk ii) but two of the files have been corrupted. There is data there as each fil
Re: Recovering corrupt footage by Blaise Douros 4 months ago Hmm...I know there's a block of code in every video file, the indexing information, that allows the software to know where the encoding starts and stops, and that if that isn't present, most programs
Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd by chris pike 4 months ago These are screen shots from video. Shot this with a Canon 5D mark iii. The cameraman said, hey your arm is dissappearing, during the shoot. So it wasn't a postproduction issue.
Re: Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd by Blaise Douros 4 months ago Yes, light travels in a straight line, but "light wrap" (caused by an off-axis light illuminating the subject from behind) is not the cause of this (though you'll see its effects at the edges of your
EX-3 Camera Replacement by Mike Lavelle 4 months ago I have been very happy with my Sony EX-3 but I am getting close to finding a replacement. We went with a couple of new Sony PXW-X160 cams. I am not real happy with them. I prefer the viewfinder setup
Re: EX-3 Camera Replacement by Blaise Douros 4 months ago Second vote for the FS7 and its siblings, here. If you need interchangeable lenses, it's a freakin' workhorse. Shoot in standard Rec709 gammas for day-to-day, switch to Slog3 for the more color-intens
How do I fix this shot? by Anthony Haun 4 months ago Hi! I'm a beginner DSLR videomaker, and this is my first-ever forum post. I'm trying to get this shot of me singing in front of a dark-purple backdrop to come out nicely exposed and not so grainy. I
Re: How do I fix this shot? by Blaise Douros 4 months ago Glad to help. I tend to advise people against Nikon for video--they are decidedly the absolute last-place finisher on the list of companies that have made video a priority in their cameras. "Features"
Canon C100 MK II vs Panasonic GH5s by Evan Lindman 5 months ago Hello, everyone! I am looking for opinions. I am a wedding videographer and I make social media films for businesses, etc. I have two Canon C100 MK Is and a Ninja Blade Recorder (which I love),I am tr
Re: Canon C100 MK II vs Panasonic GH5s by Blaise Douros 5 months ago The answer is simple: rent or borrow one and see how you like it! This is an area where no one but you is qualified to answer the question of whether the GH5s is the right camera for you. Things to co
Sony A7S II vs. Panasonic GH5S by Brenden Villalobos 5 months ago Hey all, I know these aren t DSLRs, but there wasn t a Mirrorless topic. I am a videographer looking to upgrade my entry level Canon DSLR. I am torn between these 2 cameras! I love the GH5 s specs but
Matching Sony fs7 to Sony a7s ii by Henry Hogan 5 months ago Hello community, I am having a bit of a struggle matching my a7s ii with my fs7. Have you found success If so, what camera settings do you use when matching your a7s with your fs7 Please let me know y
Freelance rates? by Neil Orman 5 months ago I know there's great variation, but could anyone tell me the typical rates or price range for freelance video work I'm a video producer and a colleague asked me this question. But I've never done much
Re: Freelance rates? by Blaise Douros 5 months ago For real pros, I've seen day rates anywhere from $500 to $1200 day depending on experience, and it can go higher, no problem. If you want to translate that hourly, $50-$120 hr, based on a 10-hour day.
"You're Doing It Wrong" by Mark Suszko 5 months ago There's a shooting editing technique out there that I see is being used more and more often, and every time I see it employed, it is being done wrong. Video and film has a well-established and common
Re: "You're Doing It Wrong" by Blaise Douros 5 months ago All I want in my career is to be better than Vince--I know it well I get it--but here's what you're not hearing from my end: I WANT to create the sense of a live presentation. I do it on purpose, to f
Interview filming suggestion by Justin Toney 7 months ago I'm not sure where this goes on the Forum but I am filming some interviews for a show. I want to do like they have on some of the reality shows where the camera jumps from one focal length to a much c
Easiest method to caption videos? by Neil Orman 6 months ago Hi, I have a bunch of short videos for which I need to creates captions subtitles, and would appreciate any advice. Previously I've only created subtitles through the laborious, manual method. But the
Re: Easiest method to caption videos? by Blaise Douros 6 months ago We use Rev.com when we don't have a written script. Upload your final (or at least, picture lock) and they send you caption files. It's $1 minute, and their turnaround time is fast at around 24 hours.
Picture Profiles with A7SII and a RX100? by stan welks 6 months ago I'm new to working with Picture Profiles and color grading. Do the Picture Profiles on an A7SII and a RX100 work the same way If you learn how to work with Slog2 on one camera do you expose the same w
Forum for Sony FS7 questions by Bob Cole 6 months ago I have noticed that there is not that much activity on this forum for my PXW-FS7 questions. Has anyone another online forum where I can find more people willing to share their experience with this cam
case for FS7 by Bob Cole 6 months ago How are you carrying your FS7 around I'm using an old Betacam case but would like to find something that enables me to keep at least the lens and handgrip attached. Ideally small enough to carry on an
Re: case for FS7 by Blaise Douros 6 months ago There's a fantastic Porta-Brace padded soft case that fits the FS7 perfectly. Unfortunately, I don't know the model number--I used it on another producer's shoot with his rig, and didn't think to chec
Best DSLR or Mirrorless for video/stills? by Bob Mark 7 months ago Hello everyone. I am considering buying a DSLR or mirrorless camera for video and stills. Up until now, I have only owned camcorders for video and DSLR for stills. Do you think any of today's DSLR cam
shoulder-mount Sony FS7m2 by Bob Cole 7 months ago There are quite a few shoulder mounts out there for the FS7 -- too many to try them all. So I'm wondering whether anyone has found a good way to shoulder-mount the FS7. I tried the Zacuto Pro Baseplat
Re: shoulder-mount Sony FS7m2 by Blaise Douros 7 months ago Sounds like you have more room for ideas than I do--it's important to let them bounce around in there for awhile! So here's my last suggestion; if you took that rod down to your local machine shop, it
FS7 questions by Elizabeth Johnson 8 months ago Hi all! I'm working with a client who typically uses the FS5, and so wants me to use my FS7 to match the following settings: Hi folks! I'm coming from using the Canon C100, and have my first shoot wit
Re: FS7 questions by Blaise Douros 7 months ago Oh, and re: slow motion. I would check with the client to see what they want. The easiest way is to set up S&Q with your desired framerate, and use the dedicated S&Q button to toggle it on and off. Ho