FS7 No Audio! by Ben Fischinger 10 hours ago Hi, I need to help troubleshooting an issue with my FS7 m1 I am getting no signals through the XLRs no matter whether it s line, Mic, or Phantom. I do still get the audio from the internal mic though.
Re: FS7 No Audio! by Blaise Douros 3 hours ago Wait--one more question--have you actually recorded audio and found that nothing records, or are you just looking at the dancing levels on the monitor Because if you're just looking at the levels (and
Why no audio? by Jim Williams 8 hours ago What adjustment would I need to make to hear the sound associated with the video I am watching. the video shows, the wrench says there is audio, but I can hear none! What to do
Re: Why no audio? by Blaise Douros 6 hours ago Try soloing, then un-soloing, the offending track. PP has a fun bug right now that sometimes silences live audio tracks, and this little action gets around it.
Multiple custom exports by Stuart Clark 12 hours ago I've got a project whereby I need to create more than 200 very slightly different versions of the same video in After Effects. They're essentially personalized e-cards, so the only difference is an al
24p vs 60p Sequence Smoothness by Ryan Beaton 1 day ago Lately I've been messing around with creating slo-mo B-Roll sequences. I'd like to shoot in 120p but my camera only does 60, but that's fine for now. I've created a 24p timeline, so that I can use my
Tracking - Perspective corner pin by Tal Wagner 2 days ago Hii I have a question about tracking. Im tracking a board (cutting matt) that lays on a table. The footage is 4k. One corners of the board is hidden along all the movie but the board has measuring lin
Re: Tracking - Perspective corner pin by Blaise Douros 1 day ago Mocha works well for this--it was built to handle that kind of thing. You could also use the 3D Camera Tracker, if there's enough camera movement--given the nice visible grid, AE should have no troubl
Exporting a feature doc that crashes by John Reis 1 day ago Exporting to vimeo setting. Crashes. Trying software encoding. Would making a Pro Res file be less intensive and less likely to crash. These 5 hour experiments are costing me time so any tips would be
Re: Exporting a feature doc that crashes by Blaise Douros 1 day ago In short, yes, usually--I would go that route if you're having trouble with exporting an h.264 copy from the timeline, which requires a lot of time and compression. It never hurts to have a higher-qua
How to fine tune tripod height? by Olivier Prudhomme 5 days ago I am struggling when shooting interviews to have the lense perfectly at my talent s eye level. It is very hard to fine tune the height of the tripod. My rig is heavy so going up or down a couple inche
Re: How to fine tune tripod height? by Todd Terry 2 days ago Ha!... we'll Blaise if you want to go on the lookout for these, here's an eBay trick... I learned this because I used to search often for Oconnor gear... The real name of the company is "Oconnor." But
What about the new Canon XF705 by Don Scioli 3 days ago Any comment on the new Canon XF 705. I'm continually amazed by the picture quality and usability of the XF 300 I use for most of our shoots. Regardless of the situation, the camera always performs exc
Re: What about the new Canon XF705 by Blaise Douros 3 days ago Looks nice for ENG, maybe some corporate stuff. Most of what I work on tends to need the larger-sensor look, and I do prefer interchangeable lenses. But the footage looks nice, if I was still shooting
maintaining proper light exposure by estevan horta 1 week ago Hello friends! I am a new filmmaker and hoping someone could offer some advice on this issue I'm having. I'm still confused on how to maintain proper light exposure while filming outdoors for projects
Re: maintaining proper light exposure by Blaise Douros 3 days ago Normally, you'd adjust the aperture on the fly--true video lenses have a stepless aperture that lets you slide seamlessly between exposure values without the clicking you get in DSLR lenses. One other
Just Can't Get an Accurate Light Reading by Tony Laudati 5 days ago I have three Canon T4i cameras. I am a one-man production crew and normally have the three cameras on tripods recording the subject in wide shot, medium and close-up. I shoot manually and just roughly
Advice on capturing projector by Nathan Gadd 4 weeks ago Hi there, I've been running into a few problems trying to live capture the feed from a laptop to a projector. It usually just involves powerpoints, but occasionally people use the setup to browse othe
Mac Pro 5,1 as a Shared Project NAS by Joe Wood 1 month ago I saw some other threads on here similar to this one but didn't find an answer. We currently have a small NAS system that our entire office uses and our video department experimented with using it for
Re: Mac Pro 5,1 as a Shared Project NAS by Blaise Douros 1 month ago As a very happy customer of Bob's, let me jump in. You've said that you're inexperienced in networking. How much is your time worth in your "real" role with the company How much will it cost your comp
Creative Cloud by Marcus Warren 1 month ago A recent article on pro video coalition stated: "...every editor has the Creative Cloud, no matter what NLE you use, as we all use After Effects, and Photoshop in one form or another". Is this true fo
Re: Creative Cloud by Blaise Douros 1 month ago I wouldn't take that bet--I know how resistant to change this business is! On a side note, for $10 a month, Photoshop is super stable, unlike the video side.
Should I choose between a dolly or a slider? by ryan elder 1 month ago I am deciding which of the two would be better. A slider is slight cheaper it seems, depending on which one you buy. Here's two movie clips with some dolly moves, and I wonder if a slider would be jus
How can I achieve this halftone effect ? by Julien Le Goff 1 month ago Hello, I'm currently working on a project where I have to animate this illustration, which is moving molecules with a raster effect on it. No problem with creating the moving molecules effect, which I
Which Rokinons to buy for my FS7 by Bob O'Brien 1 month ago Since the Super35 sensor has a 1.5X crop factor on full frame lenses, for my FS7, I am wondering if I should buy: 1) A set of APS-C Super35 lenses with a Sony e mount 2) A set of full frame lenses wit
Re: Which Rokinons to buy for my FS7 by Blaise Douros 1 month ago If you're going to use them exclusively with the FS7, and plan to stay with Super-35 Sony in the future, get the APS-C E-mount lenses. If you'd like them to be usable cross-platform, get the full-fram
clips end up darker in Editor than in cam by Kevin Raichl 2 months ago I have a Sony FS7- I'm noticing that when I shoot, and this is true in different setups, but mostly when I shoot in a Hypergamma 8 set up, the exposure looks good in the camera, but it is consistently
RAW Recording on SONY A7S III via USB-C by Sam Hakes 2 months ago Just wondering if it's even a possibility that a SONY mirrorless camera in the near future would be able to output a RAW image sequence using the new USB-C technology. I know the USB-C write speeds ar
3:4 aspect ratio to 16:9? by Jesse Kane 2 months ago Hello all! So, about 24 years ago we shot a movie on video 8, I believe! We did that thing where we tapped off the monitor to make it look 16:9. Now, all these years later, I am editing this time caps
Re: 3:4 aspect ratio to 16:9? by Blaise Douros 2 months ago Then you're stuck with setting up a 16x9 sequence, and scaling up your video to match. You'll lose the top and bottom, but that's no different than if you'd letterboxed it.
Any TIPS for Slow-Motion @ 60fps?? by Jim Lino 2 months ago Hi there! Using a Canon Rebel 70D @ 60fps and 1080p i7700 cpu & GTX 1070 gpu with 16gb ram So I'm shooting car-related video..... just like sexy car shots. However, when I slow my clips down in Premie
Re: Any TIPS for Slow-Motion @ 60fps?? by Blaise Douros 2 months ago Good post, Jeff. One thing to add--if you use the method of Interpreting footage, Warp Stabilizer will play nicely with it. However, if you've changed the speed of the clip either using timeline keyfr
Lumaforge ? by Bob Zelin 3 months ago HELLO What the hell is wrong with you people. LumaForge makes one of the greatest shared storage systems in history ! Particularly for use with FCP X, and of course Premiere and other editing and grap
Re: Lumaforge ? by Blaise Douros 3 months ago They DO look very nice. For what I do, with a total of two-and-a-half editor seats, it would be both overkill and a bit too expensive, though the Jellyfish seems in the reasonable range for a smaller
Question about Corporate Video Work by Nick Karner 3 months ago Hi everyone. I've been shooting for StudioNow, a TN-based company that contacts me if there is a shoot for a business in my area. Basically, they call me and say a dentist lawyer doctor etc. needs a c
Re: Question about Corporate Video Work by Blaise Douros 3 months ago The best way to get this kind of work is to go drum it up yourself. Then you get to keep the full payday, instead of the company charging a premium over and above your services. That's freelancing!
Copyright footage by Craig Cherry 4 months 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 4 months 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
Hissing Noise with DSLR and Shotgun Mic by Ashley Geiger 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Special Effects by Amber Ippolito 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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.
Recovering corrupt footage by Chris Kuta 7 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 7 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
How do I fix this shot? by Anthony Haun 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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