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Why is the FR2-LE field recorder only 12 volts, when phantom power requires 48 volts?
by ryan elder 7 days ago
I've used this recorder for years now, but I always found myself having to turn it almost all the way up to get the levels high enough for recording average dialogue, with a boom mic. I wondered if th
Re: Why is the FR2-LE field recorder only 12 volts, when phantom power requires 48 volts?
by Richard Crowley 4 days ago
"does this mean that the Zoom F8 is a better field recorder cause you don't have to turn the pre-amps up as high to power the mics, and therefore less gain and less noise floor cause of more power " Y
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23.976 to 25 FPS
by Michael Dominic 5 days ago
I ve searched the archives here and have not found a suitable answer. I need to convert a ProRes 4444 5.1 file that is 23.976 FPS to 25 FPS full quality without it looking or sounding weird. I was hop
Re: 23.976 to 25 FPS
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
it depends if you can hear a 1% speed change in audio (use pitch correction for highest quality) or if you want to use optical frame interpolation (which really only exists in high quality with terane
Avery Peck video: satuation and color boost compared
by Michael McCune 1 week ago
Found this very helpful video (https: www.youtube.com watch v=GiqzRXeOloQ) that greatly clarifies these two very common functions, Color Boost and Saturation, but which are otherwise not discussed in
Re: Avery Peck video: satuation and color boost compared
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
its very dangerous to simply clip shadows and highlights to pure b w instead of rgb balancing because you can easily get artifacts. i look forward to joining that group now and reading about this.
Color Grading Workflow
by Kevin Camin 2 weeks ago
Would you say this is the correct order of operations 1-3 are global changes. Basic workflow: 1. Correct exposure 2. Fix white balance 3. Adjust Saturation 4. Secondary Corrections: targeted adjustmen
Re: Color Grading Workflow
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
technically its 1. black point 2. white point 3. gamma (you can't have gamma without b w points first) 4. white balance (the 3d balance of black white point and midtones) 5. saturation (you can tempor
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Captain Marvel -spoiler free
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
My first thought making this post was, why hasn't there been a post for this Captain Marvel is smart, funny, and the screenplay is brilliant. Brie Larson's acting is as good or better than Chris Evan'
Re: Captain Marvel -spoiler free
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
OK, saw it, liked it. There were no surprises in it, really. But I like the overall execution and the supporting actors playing the Skrulls were very very good. I see a lot of criticism of Larson's ac
Skin tone IRE for dark scenes
by Olivier Prudhomme 3 weeks ago
Shooting a horror scene. Dark. What should be the skin tone exposure when typically it s 70ire. Thx Los Angeles - TV Promo Editor - FCP - AVID
Re: Skin tone IRE for dark scenes
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
if you can control the lighting, you can light normal and grade in post(like day for night). if grading in camera, do a few tests to see where the skin gets grainy. there may be some youtube videos wi
Banding in 16bit, but not in 8 bit
by Martin Stacey 3 weeks ago
Hi, Was wondering if someone can help me out, as this is confusing me. I'm seeing banding in the After Effects viewer in 16 bit on gradients. In actual fact, it looks very similar to the same gradient
Re: Banding in 16bit, but not in 8 bit
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
i would try another codec just to be sure as there have been many software glitches with output codecs that shouldn't be there. and one of them was prores, at least a while ago on the adobe.com forums
Spielberg vs Netflix Movies
by Mike Cohen 3 weeks ago
For the second time in the past year Steven Spielberg has been quoted saying that Netflix and other streaming movies should win Emmys, not Oscars. Meanwhile Martin Scorsese has a Netflix movie in the
Re: Spielberg vs Netflix Movies
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
Well, its pretty obvious, a Spielberg movie gets an Oscar, and any other movie gets a meemee and direct to dvd tv, lol. This does sound a little pretentious, and in reality, many Netflix films have bi
1970s Film Look
by stacey palmer 3 weeks ago
Hi everyone! I was wondering if there is an easy solution of inexpensive plug I can use to get a vivid 1970s film look I hope to get those bright vibrant flat colors like in Suspiria. Any help is appr
Re: 1970s Film Look
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
it might be hard to tell unless your eyes are trained for it, but its about 50% set design, 10% wardrobe, 20% film stock, 10% lenses, and 10% post grade. here's a rec. 709 pure color no luma modificat
Is there a way to fix/improve footage with dropped frames?
by Adi Frank 3 weeks ago
Hi all, During a documentary-style shoot, I failed to notice the memory card was pretty full before starting to shoot what turned out to be a fairly long shot. This resulted in the shot consisting of
Re: Is there a way to fix/improve footage with dropped frames?
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
https: aescripts.com pt_framerestorer or use timewarp yourself
Is there a way to reduce static in an 8 KHz/8-bit/mono wav file?
by Patrick Haley 4 weeks ago
Hi all, new to audio here and could use some help. I'm updating the hold music for our telephone system and it requires an 8 KHz 8-bit mono wav file. I've used Audition CC to reduce the volume to -9.0
Re: Is there a way to reduce static in an 8 KHz/8-bit/mono wav file?
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
did capture noise print noise reduction work better for you than automatic noise reduction just curious. a really nice trick for noise reduction is choose different FFT sizes, listen for output only i
Dialogue Rescue Needed
by Bob Mark 1 month ago
Hey everyone, a producer friend of mine has an interview that was recorded too hot. Does anyone know of a software solution or an EQ setting that would be helpful in saving the interview Thanks. Bob
Re: Dialogue Rescue Needed
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
since it is clipped so harshly(about half the waveform is gone), you can only declip so much. So after that, you have to focus more on reducing the overal harshness. Our ears are sensitive to transien
All Projects Content Disappeared?
by Thomas Buckley 1 month ago
Hello, In advance I am a newbie, apologies. I was just editing a new video in premiere pro and suddenly the system crashed and Premiere exited. However I am now opening all my projects, including my t
Re: All Projects Content Disappeared?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
was it an external drive can you attempt data recovery
Exposing for late afternoon or evening shots
by clyde villegas 1 month ago
I'm using a Panasonic GH5 with v-log. I've read that I should not underexpose to prevent noise (actually, I also get noise with any other camera when I shoot underexposed). How do most professionals e
Re: Exposing for late afternoon or evening shots
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
another IRE. I should have made that more clear.
The Matrix
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
I'm sure we have all heard Will Smith turned down the opportunity to play Neo in the Matrix. Will came out with a video explaining why. It is really good and worth checking out: https: www.youtube.com
Re: The Matrix
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
don't worry, he'll redeem being the genie of the lamp.
Converting Prores RAW without loosing quality
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 2 months ago
We are shooting film with Sony FS7 + Atomos Shogun. We chose Prores RAW as our main format. As PCs or any other software except Final Cut X aren't capable of processing Prores RAW we need to convert a
Re: Converting Prores RAW without loosing quality
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
I understand what you're saying. you could go Apple ProRes 4444 XQ 12 bit 495 mbits sec or 2,237 mbit sec full uncompressed. prores can go multiple generations with low PSNR values. https: www.apple.c
Imitating early TV flattened out color
by Karolina Partyka 1 month ago
Hi, any tips for imitating the look of early color tv Not colorized, but the very early color film. See still for example. This was definitely filmed in color, but it has a very flat, almost colorized
Re: Imitating early TV flattened out color
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
it might be hard to tell unless your eyes are trained for it, but its about 50% set design, 10% wardrobe, 20% film stock, 10% lenses, and 10% post grade. here's a rec. 709 pure color no luma modificat
Christoper Robin -spoilers-
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
-Spoilers- I just saw Christoper Robin, but it was the strangest movie I'd ever seen. It wasn't an allegory. It wasn't a symbolic film. It wasn't fantasy. and to top it all off, it didn't even have a
Re: Christoper Robin -spoilers- AND YAY KID ARTHUR
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
I don't need 'em woke. I need 'em good. Neither was, and the only angst I feel is that I got suckered into paying for the second one after hearing how much better than the first it was. And it was, no
Matching C100 and T6i
by Kevin Jones 3 months ago
I frequently shoot 2 camera shoots with 1 C100 and 1 T6i. I always shoot my C100 in LOG and tried to create as neutral of a color profile on the T6i as possible, but coloring in post is always a pain
Re: Matching C100 and T6i
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
shoot both with largest dynamic range as possible and no major contrast burned in. then use a color chart to match them with resolve's auto chart match. one might have a larger dynamic range so you'd
Footage getting color dimmed
by Athar Aijaz 3 months ago
I have a M4V format file, i just need to change its audio, so i imported that file in AE CS6 and change its audio, when i am rendering it using H.264, there is some color difference in the rendered vi
Re: Footage getting color dimmed
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
i 2nd ffmpeg. you're trying to re-compress h.264 twice. you'll get a lot of artifacts if not using a crazy high bitrate. if you re-import that rendered file back into AE, it will probably look exactly
LUTS made in Photoshop look different in Premiere
by Annie Warren 3 months ago
I must be doing something wrong!! My adjustment layers on my 'screen grab' look great in Photoshop. BUT when I export my .cube file and apply that same LUT onto the footage it looks terrible. All blac
Re: LUTS made in Photoshop look different in Premiere
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
when I create luts, I use iwltap, then set it to 64 cube iradas lut with trillions of color from a png HALD image. I don't use photoshop to make luts directly. It kinda looks like there is a color shi
Exporting at Maximum Depth creates a single pixel black line at the top
by alex ezorsky 3 months ago
Exporting in 1080 using JPEG2000 on a modern windows Machine in Premiere 2019. Clip dimensions match sequence dimensions which match output dimensions and it's progressive. Things I've ruled out: Expo
Re: Exporting at Maximum Depth creates a single pixel black line at the top
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
in the adobe forums, it was a bug. not sure if bug is resolved in latest update.
Anyway to save this footage?
by David Weathersby 3 months ago
I had a shoot at a club with very low light and strobe lights. My assistant was shot some footage I'd like to use but they were shooting into flashing lights and I believe they had the wrong shutter s
Re: Anyway to save this footage?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
this is theoretical but its probably a combination of shutter strobe and color, so you'd need 2 passes. digital anarchy deflicker for strobe luma and a matte for the color. you might be able to use a
Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Jim Elliott 2 years ago
Well, this is depressing. I don't know if something is wrong with my MacBook 2016, but I've noticed that footage in the Premiere program monitor looks VERY different to the exported video in various p
Re: Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
With the latest version of Premiere, the rabbit hole got a little bit deeper. if you enable its new color management feature, it will interpret through your monitor OS profile. But, it will take that,
CPU: i9 9900K vs i9 7940X
by Will Kee 4 months ago
What do we think about the Intel i9 9900K vs i9 7940X for editing XAVC and R3D in Premiere
Re: CPU: i9 9900K vs i9 7940X
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
better check the pugetsystems website, it actually depends on the codec!
Color saturation issue with theatre lighting
by Tim Neighbors 5 months ago
I've had this issue here and there over the years when shooting video with theatre lighting and I've never been sure of the cause and what I can do about it -both to prevent it and to try to fix it in
Re: Color saturation issue with theatre lighting
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
I saw before and after pictures of this technique and it looks like it worked. ( think he used resolve though) It appears he shifted the clipped gamut into a larger gamut and then re-balanced the whit
is it possible to use or convert an icc profile of a monitor to a look to be applied to a movie ?
by Jacques Davis 4 months ago
Hello, I color grade HDTV movie on a calibrated monitor. I play the movie with an android player on the same monitor. Problem is android has no color management. So is there a way to use the profile o
Re: is it possible to use or convert an icc profile of a monitor to a look to be applied to a movie ?
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
there's many ways to convert icc to lut. but you need to figure out what the transformation is. software needs a input icc and output icc to determine what colors to shift. you can do all this in AE,
Is 100mbps h264 better or worse than 100mbps Prores?
by Andy Zou 4 months ago
Hypothetically, if both options were available, like a gh4 recording to external media. My assumption is that the h264 will be better, since the Prores must attribute data to the extra 2 chroma channe
Re: Is 100mbps h264 better or worse than 100mbps Prores?
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
your right! it seems only cineform,jpeg2000,redcode are wavelet after all. good catch! prores and dhxhd are DCT. I find that fascinating that cineform hasn't taken over as it is supposed to be superio
Is there a way to Take out mouth clicks FOR FREE in Adobe Audition?
by Chris Poirier 5 months ago
I know there are purchase-able add ons that allow you to automatically remove various mouth click noises, however I haven't come across any built in features on Adobe Audition that allow you to do thi
Re: Is there a way to Take out mouth clicks FOR FREE in Adobe Audition?
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
like the de-clicker in diagnostics
Calibrated Environment to Resolve
by Thiery Peleias 5 months ago
Hi, how are you I would ask for help with calibrated environment. I did everything I could. 5 months, testing, reading, seeing recommendations, tutorials and etc ... and I can not get a good result fr
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Re: Calibrated Environment to Resolve
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
https: www.lightillusion.com error.html BT1886 can be a problem on displays with lifted blacks, due to the way it raises gamma in the shadow region. This causes the shadows to become washed-out, which
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Fixing Constantly Changing White Balance
by Tal Globus 6 years ago
I have footage from a camera that continuously changes its white balance while shooting, so the footage switches back and forth between warm and cool. How do I color correct for a changing white balan
Re: Fixing Constantly Changing White Balance
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
im 99% sure even my last correction slider can be fully automated. I just haven't touched it because it works and I don't want to break it. I originally tested the template on archive.org train footag
Loved then, loathed now: 70's and 80's movies seen in today's light
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
Molly Ringwald's talked about what time has done to her and John Hughes' oeuvre. You can point to a lot of films from the 70's and 80's and what was just funny or unimportant then, can seem horrific n
Re: Loved then, loathed now: 70's and 80's movies seen in today's light
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
I've also noticed a lot of films have started to become cringe worthy as well. james bond in particular. you have to put your suspension of disbelief into high gear and add in a dash of anti-chauvinis
How to grade a follow shot that goes from inside to outside
by Tina Tschismarov 6 months ago
This is the first time I'm grading a short film, and I'm stuck on how to colour correct a shot that follows the character from inside to outside. I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro, which I'm aware isn't th
Re: How to grade a follow shot that goes from inside to outside
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
white balance will change a lot and exposure, ehh, depending on if you have manual settings in camera. rack exposures done in camera is the easiest or keyframing like said. the most gradual is what yo
New video editor needs camera advice
by Michael Goff 6 months ago
I am starting my career in videography and video editor. There are so many cameras. My budget is less than $900 so I am looking at a beginner's camera. I am looking at Olympus, Sony and Panasonic. Wha
Re: New video editor needs camera advice
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
i wish i could say there's a better option, but at that price, including lens, batteries, yea pretty much the gh4. the g7 doesn't have vlog so may be a little cheaper, so it would be my second choice.
Adjusting only luminance with the color wheels? Always a good idea?
by Richard Swearinger 7 months ago
While using the primaries wheels to adjust the scene brightness, how do you decide whether to change YRGB or only adjust the luminance channel * I was taught that changing only the luminance would hel
Re: Adjusting only luminance with the color wheels? Always a good idea?
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
use resolve's LAB mode https: www.youtube.com watch v=zl9Jvu8-xB8
Audio Export Doesn't Pass QC
by Peter Garriott 7 months ago
Recently I delivered a series of videos to a client, and the audio didn't pass their QC software, but I haven't quite pinpointed why. I exported the videos as H.264s with the audio as AAC, 48000 Hz, 3
Re: Audio Export Doesn't Pass QC
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
in audition's windows-properties it will say bitrate, sample rate, bit depth, format, etc.
After Effects Raw has fluctuating exposure
by Jakob Jones 7 months ago
Hi, I'm a student working on a high school film and I'm running into some issues with color correction grading in my clips. The files I have were shot with a Sony FS-700R and an Odyssey 7q+, and the s
Re: After Effects Raw has fluctuating exposure
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
from what i can remember, adobe doesn't fully support DNG RAW. oh, it will import some versions, (not 3.1 though)and it will apply color corrections on its own without giving you full access to the RA
D you think its' worth using a painters pole over a pro boompole?
by ryan elder 7 months ago
That's what everyone says whenever I ask questions about which boompole to buy. The answer always is use a painter's pole. And I have been for the last few years, but it's very hard to control without
Re: D you think its' worth using a painters pole over a pro boompole?
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
best post above. counterbalance for sure, doesn't matter how light it is, after 16 hours, a one pound pole will feel like 50lb if you are not the middle fulcrum. get the longest you can get!
Green Screen [DSLR] - Epic Rap Battles Of Hiissttoorryyyyyyyy
by Michael Cassidy 7 months ago
TLDR: I'm looking for some advice on Canon 70D settings for work with Green Screen and some pointers about zooming from a full body shot to a close up face shot. Hi there I have a pretty modest Youtub
Re: Green Screen [DSLR] - Epic Rap Battles Of Hiissttoorryyyyyyyy
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
i'd recommend high shutter because its harder to key blurred objects like hair, fingers. then add motion blur in post. i'd do optical zoom lens not digital zoom as that will degrade footage. or move c
Corrupt video due to bad card reader
by Jonah Tebaa 7 months ago
Hi guys, After copying the video footage from my CF card to the laptop, the videos seem to be corrupt. Problem is that the CF was formatted and later used again before we even noticed the problem (as
Re: Corrupt video due to bad card reader
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
you are missing large chunks of moving data. you will have to interpolate with this script. you could also use mattes as not the whole frame is missing. you could recover maybe 70%. https: aescripts.c
How do you handle Lav Mic Bleed in Adobe Audition?
by Brett Allbritton 7 months ago
Hey everyone. Currently, I'm trying to clean up the audio for a short film. Due to the nature of the shoot, we had to use Lav mics on our actors. As the actors move around the room, there are varying
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Re: How do you handle Lav Mic Bleed in Adobe Audition?
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
dynamics processing might help for lower volume part. for same volume, inverting one track and combining stereo to mono would phase cancel the other mic. if that didn't work, you'll need to key frame
Erasing a 'rumble' from a interview track!
by Alex Tabrizi 7 months ago
Hello! I've had an very unfortunate issue with onboard camera audio recently. My electronic FF developed a 'jitter' during an important interview I captured off-the-cuff and is audible. I've uploaded
Re: Erasing a 'rumble' from a interview track!
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
i hear rain hitting a mic(or some drum), hissing, distortion, reverb, echo, and people talking. we need a wave file. we can't fix a youtube video. here's something I wrote a while ago: in audition: i'
My Lossless .mov file lacks a color profile...?
by Thomas Villarreal 8 months ago
When export an .mov from AE and re-import the .mov there is no embedded profile. I export render my project as a lossless animation mov (the main project settings are in the sRGB color space and the o
Re: My Lossless .mov file lacks a color profile...?
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
media encoder has an embed option you have to select as well.
mission impossible fallout
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
spoiler free. great movie. great sound design and music. the sound should get an award for sound design. fun action movie. cruise can still run. I would say you have to see it in the theatres. its liv
Re: mission impossible fallout
by Carly Swinson 6 months ago
He has taken the leaf out of Jackie Chan book of doing all the stunts himself. This makes the fan love a movie star more. i give this movie 8 10 and enjoyed it a lot. Web Designer & Developer
Best workflow for adding real-world handheld camera wobble?
by Phil Williams 8 months ago
I've built a corkboard with some photos stuck to it and animated the camera to move between the photos, revealing them one at a time. I also want to add some real-world handheld camera wobble. I've cr
Re: Best workflow for adding real-world handheld camera wobble?
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
yes, AE has 'motion sketch' that will record your mouse movements in real time and turn it into keyframes
Pr & AE: Stabilize and Interpret footage Order - Please Advise!
by Jun Tang 8 months ago
Hi there, Is there an ideal order to working with footage we'll interpret and apply stabilization (Mercali, Warp stabilizer) For example, I mainly film architecture and real estate properties. So I fi
Re: Pr & AE: Stabilize and Interpret footage Order - Please Advise!
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
if project is same fps as footage, it doesn't matter, but if they are different numbers, the engine won't see all the frames and stabilizing will suffer. for example: if you slow it down, the whole fr
After Effects : Out of Memory Error
by Maygo Calme 8 months ago
Hi everyone, I have a little problem with AE (CC 2018)... When doing Ram previews a pop up open telling me an error message : "Out of memory". I know that the quicker anwser is "just update your Ram",
Re: After Effects : Out of Memory Error
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
you have too many nested comps. render them out. do you have hold shift- prefs enable secret purge every 5 frames render out to tiff not png. png is not thread safe. don't import export h.264 directly
4K Camera Selection
by Phillip Buchanan 8 months ago
I am looking for advice on buying a 4K camera that will produce pro quality results with little tuning. I am a complete newbie to video production but will soon be recording videos for an online train
Re: 4K Camera Selection
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
4k with pro results usually means a pro 4k camera. what is your budget I recommend testing the lighting and exposure, shutter speed, white balance, audio levels all the way through production and post
Best method for lowering red saturation
by Duke Sweden 8 months ago
90% of the time that I spend on post is dealing with oversaturated reds. I shoot in V Log. When I bring the clips into Resolve, I will do color correction, adjust contrast and color saturation. By the
Re: Best method for lowering red saturation
by Chris Wright 8 months ago
i think the problem is your initial assumption that raising saturation till it gets to a nice point is going to work for all items in the frame. resolve and all other grading programs use a dumb satur
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