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Blaise Douros

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Animating flow of liquid in 3d tracked camera footage.
by Valdis Krumins 3 weeks ago
Hi! Could someone please point me in the right direction how could I achieve something like this: I have a pan shot with a pipeline that's angled in multiple ways throughout the shot. I want to animat
Re: Animating flow of liquid in 3d tracked camera footage.
by Blaise Douros 2 weeks ago
I mean, to be totally fair, I used AE's built-in mask tracking to rough it in, and then refined the keyframes
File: Pipe Test
by Blaise Douros 3 weeks ago
aep file Pipe roto demo https: f1.creativecow.net 14301 pipe-test
Toggle visibility video tracks
by Leevun Vanhove 4 weeks ago
Hi Everybody, Is there a way in premiere, to make a shortcut to toggle the visibility of a video track I can see you can toggle the target of the video track, but not it's visibility Thank you, Lieven
Re: Toggle visibility video tracks
by Blaise Douros 3 weeks ago
There are a couple of things to make sure you do: Make sure you select the master audio track first--i.e. whichever audio is going to be present throughout any camera stops and starts. This ensures th
Disable Effects on media export
by Joseph Freeman III 4 weeks ago
Is there a way to export media without effects enabled Disabling the Global FX Mute button only works within the timeline. If this feature is non-existent, maybe a feature request may be considered. T
Re: Disable Effects on media export
by Blaise Douros 3 weeks ago
That was the politest "no kidding, genius" I've ever gotten from anyone, on the internet or otherwise. Kudos for your restraint.
Mixed frame rate on one timeline
by Graeme McMahon 4 weeks ago
Hi All, I'm trying to cut some 29.97 footage on a 25fps timeline. I right clip on those clips in the bin, modify, interpret footage. Change it to 25fps. It plays back on timeline fine. I export. The 2
Re: Mixed frame rate on one timeline
by Blaise Douros 3 weeks ago
If you've already interpreted the shot to 25p, than you'll want to turn interpolation off (or rather, back to Frame)--there's no need for it, since the clip will now be playing frame-for-frame, slight
Effects examples
by Jeff Davis 4 weeks ago
As a newb to PP the number of effects that come bundled is overwhelming. The only way I even know what s there is by seeing specific effects used in examples of more complicated effects that I come ac
Re: Effects examples
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
Like this https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro using effects.html
3D tracking matte
by Robert Müller 4 weeks ago
Hi, Ive run into a small problem here and I am not really sure there is a solution but I thought maybe you guys could help me. The situation is as follows: I have 2 layers in 3d space, lets call them
Re: 3D tracking matte
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
What if you made B a very bright color, and then Chroma Keyed it out Then A would occlude it when in front, and be hidden by it when behind. Precompose it and place over your background, apply the key
Using an ink movie to hide and show a logo at the same time
by Sander van Pelt 4 weeks ago
Hey everyone, I am making a personal promotional movie for a fundraising event for the Dutch KWF Cancer Fund that I am participating in, called the Alpe d'HuZes. Now I'm working on the intro but I can
Re: Using an ink movie to hide and show a logo at the same time
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
Just take the layers from each of these compositions, and combine them into one. The topmost layer should be the version with the Alpha Matte--you can precompose it if necessary. Then you should be ab
How to create a dot grid with expressions?
by eduardo asta 4 weeks ago
Hello, Does anybody know how to create a dot grid with expressions I'm talking about 1920 dots sizing each 40 by 40 px. It means 48 columns by 40 lines along a 1920x1080 comp. I need each dot as a lay
Re: How to create a dot grid with expressions?
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
You wouldn't be able to control the transparency individually--only across instances of the repeater. So if you created a line of dots, you could make each one fade gradually down across the line. The
Flickering LED Display! UGH!
by Lisa Hurley 4 weeks ago
Hello... I was hired to create a short ad for an Amazon listing..... the product is an automatic blood pressure device. The LED flickers excessively. I did some reading about this problem, and discove
Re: Flickering LED Display! UGH!
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
If you're working with the manufacturer, ask them what the refresh rate is for the LED. If they're using Pulse Width Modulation to moderate the brightness, knowing the rate of the pulse will be import
Expression Assistance: Rotate 3D layer based on null's X/Y screen position
by Michael Cosner 1 month ago
Hi Everyone! For an interface experiment, I'm trying to set up a comp in which a 2D null layer will be acting as a mouse pointer. As the null pointer moves to any of the four corners of the screen, I
Re: Expression Assistance: Rotate 3D layer based on null's X/Y screen position
by Blaise Douros 1 month ago
Just for clarity--the expression above does use a 2D null, connecting to a 3D layer. Walter's solution is also pretty elegant, so I don't have much to add, except that mine can do what you want by sim
File: LookAt Test Expression
by Blaise Douros 1 month ago
aep file LookAt Test Expression https: f1.creativecow.net 14264 lookat-test-expression
Changing Audio Gain - is it reversible ?
by Karen Yarosky 1 month ago
I changed the audio gain on some clips in my timeline ("normalize all peaks to" and "adjust gain by") and now have gone back and was hoping to remove those decisions but when I go to "EDIT - Remove at
Re: Changing Audio Gain - is it reversible ?
by Blaise Douros 1 month ago
Just select the clips in the timeline you want to change the gain on, right-click them, and select Audio Gain in the contextual menu. In the dialog that pops up, set the Gain to 0dB. This will reset t
Asking feedback about Vectorscope YUV result
by Karen Lee 2 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to correct skin tones using the Vectorscope and most of the hue falls on the skin line, the tail goes a little bit off line in both yellow and red directions. Is this something I can re
Re: Asking feedback about Vectorscope YUV result
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
Without seeing the source, it's hard to tell how accurate this is. Nailing the skin tone on the vectorscope doesn't necessarily mean an image that is aesthetically pleasing. Also, there are a number o
Sunset timelapse with Sony PXW Z150
by Anna Little 4 months ago
Hello I wonder if anyone can give me a quick tip for shooting a timelapse on my video camera. My aim is to see the process of lights coming on in a high rise building as the sun sets in London. I'm co
Re: Sunset timelapse with Sony PXW Z150
by Blaise Douros 4 months ago
I'd use a shutter priority setting, so that your motion blur remains consistent. Then let the camera take care of the appropriate aperture and gain settings. Longer shutter times are good for timelaps
Teleprompter for Seeing Zoom Conferencing Faces in Vivid Color
by Greg Ondera 5 months ago
Friends - I have a situation in which a teacher wants to lecture with a teleprompter, not to read text but to have face to face contact with a large audience. Is there a teleprompter system in which w
Re: Teleprompter for Seeing Zoom Conferencing Faces in Vivid Color
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
Almost any of the teleprompter setups out there should be able to take a feed. Check B&H, there are a ton. These days, they sell you a monitor and some software, and the software just uses the monitor
Any good way of capturing 4:2:2 without breaking the bank?
by Ethan Nunn 5 months ago
So I have a really bad Chroma Key setup. My lighting's all over the place with no good way of getting even lighting so I have to make use of what I have now. I have an a6500 and I'm recording it with
Re: Any good way of capturing 4:2:2 without breaking the bank?
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
This may not be an option, but can you get your background set back any farther from your lights What about some more diffusion on your lights before they hit the greenscreen Even cheap-as-dirt shower
Multi-creator Video Content Collaboration
by Mike Little 5 months ago
Hi! The company I work for is at 100% work from home during this coronavirus pandemic. The executives have decided that they want to each create a 30 second clip with their mobile devices that I could
Re: Multi-creator Video Content Collaboration
by Blaise Douros 5 months ago
If you used something like Telestream Wirecast, you could have them remote in on the Wirecast mobile app, and record the output to your local disk. This would give you the benefit of coaching them on
60fps at 1/60 shutter speed to render at 24fps with normal motion blur
by Oscar Lee 6 months ago
Hi. I don't know what scenes will be in slow mo, so I want to film everything at 60fps. I want the final video running at 24fps. If I use the shutter speed rule, I should record 60fps at 1 120ss, the
Re: 60fps at 1/60 shutter speed to render at 24fps with normal motion blur
by Blaise Douros 6 months ago
It will probably pull down better to 24p at normal speeds, but when you do a frame-rate conversion to 40% speed, it will not look as crisp--there will be too much motion blur at 1 60. Generally speaki
Old FD lenses get new life
by Warren Eig 7 months ago
Just purchase a Fotodioxpro FD to EF Lens adapter (https: fotodioxpro.com collections canon-eos-ef-ef-s-mount-adapter products fd-eos-pro-fc10) as I have a ton of old FD glass. After some initial test
Re: Old FD lenses get new life
by Blaise Douros 7 months ago
I would love to, but I'm up in Northern California--if I'm in the area, I'll look you up!
70d color correction
by Richard Martz 7 months ago
Search: I have a color correction project coming up for a movie shot on a 70D. I m trying to find info on color space and bit depth so I know what we will have to work with. Any help out there Sincere
Re: 70d color correction
by Blaise Douros 7 months ago
It's going to be 8-bit color, very likely either in Rec709 or sRGB.
Hi all, clarity needed on lenses
by George Young 9 months ago
I now have the 6d mk2, with 2 EF lenses. A friend has just given me his tokina f2.8 wideangle lens, which is an EFS lens. My camera has the white square on it, the lens has the red dot and on the side
Re: Hi all, clarity needed on lenses
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
You're right, mea culpa. It appears that at least some EF cameras have an indent that don't allow -S lenses to be mounted.
5D Mark IV Jello / Rolling Shutter, or Lens IS Feedback loop?
by Michael Whitlock 9 months ago
Hey all, for the past few months I've been filming weddings with my 5D Mark IV on a tripod with the Canon EF 70-200mm f 2.8 L IS USM. This warbling effect has always been noticeable in the footage, an
Re: 5D Mark IV Jello / Rolling Shutter, or Lens IS Feedback loop?
by Blaise Douros 9 months ago
It's definitely rolling shutter jello. The reason it doesn't appear on your last clip is because it is shot on a shorter lens--the tiny movements of the camera and body in the wind are amplified great
Advice on shooting fluorescent-lit room
by Cale Stelken 10 months ago
I have a cooking event to film next month, and I m concerned about the ugly kitchen fluorescent lights. Any suggestions on filming, or post production (i.e. grading), that would make this visually app
Re: Advice on shooting fluorescent-lit room
by Blaise Douros 10 months ago
OP doesn't mention that he's bringing in any of his own lights--just that he's capturing via the existing overhead fluos. My instinct here is to say "white balance the camera." Some cameras don't seem
Canon DSLR clean HDMI Out for Livestream?
by Michael Kellam 12 months ago
I'm trying to use a Canon 800D T7i to livestream video through the HDMI output. I'm having difficulty because the DSLR does not easily output a clean feed through the HDMI. It generally overlays the m
Re: Canon DSLR clean HDMI Out for Livestream?
by Blaise Douros 11 months ago
Most DSLRs at the low end, like the T7i, don't really output 1080p video fromt heir HDMI port. In fact, Canon themselves have a list of DSLRs that have a true clean output, and the T7i is not on it. h
3 user NAS w/ multiple streams of 2k
by David Davidson 11 months ago
Hi there all Looking for a 100-120TB usable RAID6 10G based NAS for 4 users, all editing 8 full res (not proxy) streams of 2k (4:3) 23.98 ProRes 422 HQ w stereo 24bit audio. These will connect to Imac
Re: 3 user NAS w/ multiple streams of 2k
by Blaise Douros 11 months ago
I have a 48TB QNAP TVS871T with three seats editing a mix of 1080p (100mbps) and 4K (400mbps) content; it handles things no problem. Even a 1G connection does pretty well with just 1080P. I've never t
Colour matching C300 mk i with Canon C100 mkii
by Hugh Hill 11 months ago
I am trying to Colour match the Canon C300 mk i with the C100 mkii. So far without much luck, these cameras are so similar and yet so different, especially in the colour profile Does anyone know how I
Re: Colour matching C300 mk i with Canon C100 mkii
by Blaise Douros 11 months ago
Are you using Premiere It has an auto-match color feature in Lumetri Color. Otherwise, you're going to need to hook them up to a waveform vectorscope, and start fiddling with the settings.
Colour Issues with Sony PWX X70
by Margaret Lomas 1 year ago
This is a weird problem and I have spent 4 hours today with no success. I am filming on a well lit green screen. I sit in front of the camera and we do the white balance and get what looks like the pe
Re: Colour Issues with Sony PWX X70
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
I'm thinking mainly about Auto Gain Control--that's the one that can be really insidious. Or even setting the AGC limit to +0dB
Creating video for 16k screen
by Philip John 1 year ago
Hi, I've been given the task of creating stills and videos for a screen that has the dimensions of 16640 x 1800 so I've been doing a lot of research and some testing recently and while I'm happy with
Re: Creating video for 16k screen
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Hey Phil - in a nutshell, yeah, that's how anamorphic works. It's not "real" resolution, in the sense that the more desqueezing you do, you will get slightly softer results. Your project resolution re
FS5 Blown-Out Whites | How Did I Get It So Wrong? (Is the FS5 internal 4k just crap?)
by Brett Turner 1 year ago
Hello everyone - I have to hold my hands up and admit I screwed up quite badly on a shoot recently and would prefer not to repeat again! The issue I have is dark skin and white, reflective clothing in
Re: FS5 Blown-Out Whites | How Did I Get It So Wrong? (Is the FS5 internal 4k just crap?)
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Slog profiles will change the way you think about shooting--they are designed to take advantage of the full dynamic range of a sensor. In high-contrast situations, they will save your bacon *if* you t
Anyone seen this issue before
by Michael Smollin 1 year ago
Hi I am shooting cannon Mark 11 with a 1 4 pro mist filter and my images look like this: Any suggestions or setting I can use to fix this issue. Thanks!
Re: Anyone seen this issue before
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
It's not the filter. The problem is that you are shooting light that is highly saturated, and it's maxing out the values available in the codec. It's the equivalent of a bright sky clipping to white,
Getting the right visuals for a client
by Robin Fearon 1 year ago
I've been shooting with a client on a corporate video job and we had some time in a lab equipped with UV lights. The lighting was particularly gloomy. I shot on a Sony NEX VG30 cam (APS-C) in 25p. Iri
Re: Getting the right visuals for a client
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
We could help you better if we could see what your footage actually looks like. One thing that can really enhance fluorescence (which is what you're actually trying to shoot) is using a yellow filter
Tracking tips on MOCHA
by Rafael Braz 1 year ago
Hello. I don't really use mocha in my usual workflow, thus I'm not really familiar with its functionalities, which are many. Not to mention the interface changes. Even so I'm able to solve the problem
Re: Tracking tips on MOCHA
by Rafael Braz 1 year ago
Thanks. You were absolutely right.
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tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8 di vc usd g2 | Compatible w/ C300 Mark II autofocus
by Todd Hart 1 year ago
I just purchased the lens and the focus menu is greyed out. I thought all auto focus lens were compatible with c300 mark ii but each to a different degree. Is this totally incompatible
Re: tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8 di vc usd g2 | Compatible w/ C300 Mark II autofocus
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Canon will tell you that only 1st party lenses will be fully supported by their camera bodies. If 3rd party manufacturers fail to get their lenses compatible, that's on the 3rd party, not Canon--they
Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Adam Leonard 1 year ago
Reposted from the Studio Design forum because that one seemed a little quiet, and I need an answer soonish. So I'm working at a mid-sized university putting together a lightboard studio. It's mostly d
Re: Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Leave it to this forum to invent solutions this crazy Adam, is it possible to get your camera farther back away from your subject You may be able to solve this with simple light physics: move the came
Tokina 11-16 f2.8 vs. Samyang 14mm t3.1 cine
by Dominic Reagan 1 year ago
I'm trying to decide between the Samyang 14mm and the Tokina 11-16mm. I'm looking at these lenses because I need a very wide angle budget option with a wide aperture (and Canon's wides aren't exactly
Re: Tokina 11-16 f2.8 vs. Samyang 14mm t3.1 cine
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Warren's right--if you can, go someplace and test them out, or rent them, if you're super worried about it. Distortion and vignetting come with the territory with ultrawides--it's part of the charm. I
Multiple external monitors on FS7
by Filippo Mira 1 year ago
Hi guys, is it possible to connect two external monitors on the FS7 at the same time Like one in the HDMI output and one in the SDI Thank you very much! Filippo
Re: Multiple external monitors on FS7
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Yes, I believe so, though I've never found it necessary; this allows you to output signal to both an external recorder and a director monitor. Just to be safe, in case you got to set and it wasn't wor
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Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
I'm not sure why, but video quality from this fairly new Logitech c922 webcam doesn't looks grainy and unclear. A link to sample video is https: vimeo.com 331848730, with password: webcam, using first
Re: Webcam problems
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
I have one other suggestion; if you have an existing decent video camera, you could pursue one of the solutions listed here: https: filmora.wondershare.com webcam-recording use-dslr-camera-as-webcam.h
How do you get a serial number from an SD Card?
by Chris Dukes 1 year ago
Hi, I am trying to make an inventory of SD cards and I want to include the serial number. It seems like you can only do this on a PC and even then Linux is involved. Any ideas about how to do this on
Re: How do you get a serial number from an SD Card?
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Just buy a labelmaker and label them: 001, 002, 003... I don't think a serial will help you even in the event of theft--the cops would laugh at you if you tried to get them to recover an SD card! Just
Successfully Achieving an "Evenly Dim/Evenly Dark/Evenly Moody" Look
by Logan McIntyre 1 year ago
Hi everyone. I'll be shooting a short film this summer that'll require several scenes with a more or less "evenly" dim lowlight look indoors. Scenes that look like moonlight or dusk interiors, but the
Re: Successfully Achieving an "Evenly Dim/Evenly Dark/Evenly Moody" Look
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
But...just because an exposure is dark won't make it automatically noisy. It will only become noisy if you went too far, and you're trying to brighten it back up in post. I wasn't suggesting underexpo
Canon C300 MkII and external monitor via HDMI
by Nels McLaughlin 1 year ago
Hey everyone - I have a new (purchased in December 2018) Canon C300 Mark II cinema camera, and I am trying to connect it to an external monitor - in this case, a Vizio TV AND a SmallHD monitor. I have
Re: Canon C300 MkII and external monitor via HDMI
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Nah, 59.94 = 60hz for all practical purposes on consumer equipment. Interesting problem. I don't have any other useful suggestions other than to maybe try other combinations of cameras with the TV, or
The 5 C’s of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
by Chris Oben 1 year ago
On the cover of the 5 C s of cinematography it says, One of the three most important books on cinematic techn ique ever published -- American Cinematographer " What are the other two Thoughts C. Chris
Re: The 5 C’s of cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
https: theasc.com contact :)
Wildlife Filmmaking Camera Questions
by Patrick Negwer 1 year ago
Hello everyone! First time poster! I've been a photographer and videographer for over 10 years now. My hobby is to travel around the world to nature reserves and watching animals. To do so I camp, wal
Re: Wildlife Filmmaking Camera Questions
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
The Sony RX series are great--I use the RX10 II for a B camera, and it is good enough for any amateur. I haven't used the IV, but I'm sure it's nothing but an improvement on a great little camera! How
Advice on shooting light trails with a Sony PXW Z150
by Anna Little 1 year ago
Hello I've been asked to shoot light trails with my Sony PXW Z150. I've found loads of info online for shooting light trails with DSLRs, but nothing with my video camera. Can anyone tell me how I can
Re: Advice on shooting light trails with a Sony PXW Z150
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
YouTube or Vimeo Don't go to any trouble, I was just curious :)
Construction Safety - Compliance Video
by Andrew Tucker 1 year ago
Good Afternoon, I am the video specialist for a Construction company and have been asked to create a field employee orientation "video." Our copyrighter and myself took their powerpoint presentation a
Re: Construction Safety - Compliance Video
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Expressions are mostly good for making things move in reaction to other things. But when it comes to building a text-heavy template, there's no substitute for good old-fashioned rolling up your sleeve
Video looks grainy/compressed?
by Ritz Ho 1 year ago
My videos have come up so much more grainy than usual all of a sudden with this rainbow tinge and I can't figure out why. My camera only recently started doing this but I've tried changing up a lot of
Re: Video looks grainy/compressed?
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
Looks like garden-variety moire to me.
Looking for ideas how to make an idea possible...
by Erik Davis 2 years ago
Hi. I have a DJI Mavic Air. I would like to fly 15 1km flights in succession and try to stitch them together using either a special software or editing technique to give the illusion of one continuous
Re: Looking for ideas how to make an idea possible...
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
Apply for a waiver from the FAA for Section 107.25 Operation from a Moving Vehicle or Aircraft. If you can prove you can do this safely, and get the FAA to sign off on your waiver, just follow the dro
Vintage SLR lens on m4/3 dslr
by Peter Robertson 2 years ago
Hi There are many bargain vintage lenses on ebay and I have found a Tokina with "M MD" mount. Is this simply the Minolta MD mount. The prefix M is confusing me since there are many MD to M4 3 adapters
Re: Vintage SLR lens on m4/3 dslr
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
Actually, vintage stills lenses work great for video--many of them are great quality, they're available for low prices, and they can be modded so that the aperture changes smoothly. The focus breathin
One point color for canon C100?
by Sebastian Santana 2 years ago
Hey guys! Any idea how to select one color in camera on Canon C100 mkii I m shooting live and need the picture from the camera to be black and white with only green visible as color. Panasonic has the
Re: One point color for canon C100?
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
I've never heard of any camera including this feature, ever! A little more context might be helpful. When you say "live" do you mean "broadcast," or do you just mean you want to get it in-camera
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