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Putting 29.97 fps footage into a 23.97 fps project
by Jonathan Buck 1 day ago
Hi there, I've been editing a short film I've been working on over a summer. For a couple of external shots we used a drone to follow a car driving through the country. I've noticed both inside Premie
Re: Putting 29.97 fps footage into a 23.97 fps project
by Chris Wright 1 day ago
you could also do time interpolation with optical flow to change the fps but not duration. https: theblog.adobe.com optical-flow-time-remapping-tips-tricks-for-best-results
Fixing Constantly Changing White Balance
by Tal Globus 5 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 2 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Is there a way to calculate aspect ratio in pixels?
by ryan elder 4 weeks ago
I was thinking of editing some scenes in my current project with an aspect ratio of 2.20:1, but is there anyway on Premiere Pro to do that Premiere Pro wants to know the exact number of pixels for the
Re: Is there a way to calculate aspect ratio in pixels?
by Chris Wright 3 weeks ago
yes, the black becomes the signal as there's no alpha channel. it's called padding.
60 FPS in 24 FPS Timeline?
by Carlen Cyphers 4 weeks ago
Bear with my here as I am a hobbyist and new to shooting video. I recently went to Alaska (my wife's parents live there) and shot some drone footage (2K 30 FPS). I shot some normal camera footage in 4
Re: 60 FPS in 24 FPS Timeline?
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
premiere has an optical flow feature. -Exporting time interpolated media The Time Interpolation setting in the Export Settings dialog box (File Export Media) allows you to change the frame rate of the
Editing Anamorphic 2944 x 2160
by Jonathan Dillard 4 weeks ago
Hey guys, I'm editing some Arri Anamorphic 2k footage, aspect ratio is 2944 x 2160. If you're familiar with this ratio, you know that once you desqueeze the footage and bring the clips into Premiere,
Re: Editing Anamorphic 2944 x 2160
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
each station has their own guidelines
Access to color bar file in PPRO?
by Jan Janowski 1 month ago
I have posted a few times. Never got an answer. I would to create a color bar file where in the center of the white flag I add a whiter than white area of pixels that increase from 235 one pixel at a
Re: Access to color bar file in PPRO?
by Chris Wright 1 month ago
well 1 pixel at a time is 255-235 or 20 pixels. so make a gradient with 20 pixels. would be easier in photoshop. here's a long thread how to do it https: forums.adobe.com thread 921034
New video editor needs camera advice
by Michael Goff 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
use resolve's LAB mode https: www.youtube.com watch v=zl9Jvu8-xB8
Audio Export Doesn't Pass QC
by Peter Garriott 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago
media encoder has an embed option you have to select as well.
mission impossible fallout
by Chris Wright 3 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 1 month 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
What color / shape of 3D tracking markers should I use on a green screen set?
by Donald Davis 3 months ago
Hello all! I would like to hear some advice from the community on what type of tracking markers work best for both camera solving and for keying on a green screen set. I have done a great deal of rese
Re: What color / shape of 3D tracking markers should I use on a green screen set?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
if you have poor lighting, the 2nd best option would be blue markers that you can still key out. easiest shape is 'x' and just randomize its rotation. i don't think weta had any pink hair characters.
Audio Over Modulated/Clipping
by Minda Harris 3 months ago
Hello All! I'm working on a cooking show and some of the audio sounds clipped and over modulated but when I try and fix it in Audition (please note that this is the only audio editing program I have a
Re: Audio Over Modulated/Clipping
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
he original raw audio might be clipped too, though. imho isotope rx does declipping a lot better, but here's the audition version. tips for getting good audio(if you can't reshoot with expensive sound
weird color shift when transcoding
by Sascha Engel 3 months ago
Hi Everybody, Lately, I discovered a weird color shift (mainly more orange tones shift towards reddish), when encoding my ProResHQ Masters to MOV files (H264). It's quiet obvious and unpleasant. Did a
Re: weird color shift when transcoding
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
do they shift when imported back into premiere
The Toys That Made Us
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I grew up in the 80's and toys like GI Joe where a big part of my life. There is a documentary series on Netflix called "The Toys That Made Us". It covers how certain toy brands like Star Wars came to
Re: The Toys That Made Us
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
thanks for the heads up. there is also a gi joe PSA documentary albeit redubbed.
Incredibles 2
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Really fun movie, but best appreciated after watching the first one again, because it's been 14 YEARS. That in itself should be a crime of some sort.
Re: Incredibles 2
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
incredibles 3 will be out 2032. i did laugh a lot. made me forget i was in a theatre. now that's good.
auto white balance
by Chris Wright 8 years ago
I made a fully automatic white balance after effects project. it uses part of rebel cc then finds the color cast and automatically removes it. it also fixes cameras with auto white balance on changing
Re: auto white balance
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
on some layers, no colors ends up being 0. so put below line mb=Math.log(b); the lines, mr=mr+0.001; mg=mg+0.001; mb+mb=0.001; that should fix it.
Making a city look like miniatures
by Conan Stott 4 months ago
Hi there I am getting into time-lapse in a big way and I discovered the following video https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=71&v=-7wB0YFeHQI I am just wondering how this look would have been cr
Re: Making a city look like miniatures
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
there's also post processing effects like edge sharpening and colors and stuff.
Solo
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Right out the gate, I have to say I really enjoyed the film Solo and I'm not sure why there seems to be so much hate for the film. I'm not sure if it has more to do with it having lots of problems dur
Re: Solo
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
hmm, i felt that there was one small problem. if you take out han, the movie still worked. felt like a random no name bounty hunter who stole his credit card. hahah oooh.. I wished too hard, that's my
PC Build (i7-8700K) for 4K/XR-Compositing
by Roger Maus 5 months ago
Hello there, i am about to buy a new PC. At the moment I am running a i5-2500K, 32GB RAM; it is several years old. In the near future I will do mostly UHD-Compositing (20+layers, 2D, no 3D), mostly AE
Re: PC Build (i7-8700K) for 4K/XR-Compositing
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
Gigabyte H370M D3H $90 no overclocking support though. get a cheaper case too, but get more fans inside it as the SSD's get really hot, yes they really do.
Order of effects
by Tom Galli 5 months ago
Aloha all! So I find myself commonly using Noise Reduction, Normalization, and Compression on, well, just about everything. My question is, which is the best order I go back and forth on whether Noise
Re: Order of effects
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
This is the order I do my audio for film. I put effects in order of non destructive. 1. dc offset - offset power errors affects dynamic range so this goes first, a critical pre-alignment step 2. match
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AE to AME Jpeg2000 output dimensions don't match source
by alex ezorsky 5 months ago
I'm on a PC windows 10, and I love the ease of AME over the AE encoder. I've found Jpeg2000 to be the best alternative to prores (I used to love it on Mac) but, I've recently found that my exports fro
Re: AE to AME Jpeg2000 output dimensions don't match source
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
square pixels par
Sony A7iii is coming!
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
Sony A7iii is coming! $2,000 full frame, new sensor, excellent low light(close to a7sii), better color science, in body stabilization 5 axis, dual memory card slots, mic headphone input, 15 -stops dyn
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Re: Sony A7iii is coming!
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
the reason this camera looks good is the dynamic range. @14:02, its almost 2 stops better than the gh5 with both roughly at the same native iso. and this is in a tiny mp4 file. so your data storage re
Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler-free version)
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
Well you certainly get a lot of movie for your dollar on this one. Marvel's interlocking Avengers movies have created a star-spanning meta-story that's akin to a modern-day Wagner's Ring Cycle. Is it
Re: Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler-free version)
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
it does go to show that films are only as good as the villain. i liked how they made thanos a character and not a plot point to overcome; probably the greatest oversite of any movie ever made. You lis
Buying a new laptop
by Brian Vegeberg 5 months ago
Hello all, I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I have two options that both is in my budget, but I can't seem to see which is the better choice. I need the laptop for video work most of all. Davinci Reso
Re: Buying a new laptop
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
add ram for very cheap, get the good gfx card, you'll be happier.
AVCHD 8 or 16 bpc? easy beginner question, looked everywhere online.
by Yasmin Van mos 6 months ago
Hello everyone! I have a beginner-question. I shot with my canon xa20 (4:2:0) in AVCDH. I transcode it in media encoder to apple prores 422, but I want to colour grade it later on. Should I convert it
Re: AVCHD 8 or 16 bpc? easy beginner question, looked everywhere online.
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
even 16bpc and max depth will get clipped to 12,10 bit with prores, but 8 bit and max depth unchecked, all prores will clip to 8bpc no matter what.
Encoder presets video sizes and convertors
by Fares Mejdi 6 months ago
Hello, this might seem an obvious one for very experienced users, I hope you reply only if you know what you re talking about. ---- I'm not really a very advanced editor, I use premiere, and you know
Re: Encoder presets video sizes and convertors
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
the free converter could be using more delta frame and thus smaller file size. the smaller file size may also be improving disk read speed in playback. also, there's a good balance between resolution
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EasyDCP
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Apparently they now offer integration direct from FCPX. https: www.easydcp.com publisher.php - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: EasyDCP
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
huh an old DCI white the christie projectors themselves are also calibrated D63 SMPTE-RP-431. Is there any old reference to this even if it used to be standard 10 years ago, i don't see how its useful
Rec. 709 vs sRGB (losing my mind!!!)
by Filip Stillerska 6 months ago
I've been trying for SOOO long to figure out when to use Rec. 709 and when to use sRGB and I'm close to giving up and pretending like these things don't exist in this world. However, I'll give it one
Re: Rec. 709 vs sRGB (losing my mind!!!)
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
rec. 709 doesn't have an official gamma. BT1886 made a new 2.4 standard for grading in a 2.4 environment for bluray some broadcast stuff. srgb embedding is safer in browsers for embedding. some may ta
Achieving a Moody, Cinematic Look on RED
by Andrew Gallego 6 months ago
Hello everyone! I was a Videographer for a few years, and now I'm looking to make the leap to high end digital cinema work. After saving up for a while, I'm looking to purchase a RED Scarlet-W or RED
Re: Achieving a Moody, Cinematic Look on RED
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
just looks like warm white balance with a 7% brown tint in post. nothing special. sometimes less is more.
Question about skin tones and Vectorscope reading
by Duke Sweden 6 months ago
I've recently gotten to the point where my skin tones are pretty much spot on. I've had the waveform open in Resolve and have forgotten to check the vectorscope until the other day. I noticed that eve
Re: self calibration
by Chris Wright 6 months ago
lol, you can't calibrate your screen based off of another's person's memory color or what they think it should look like. my tree is a little yellow because on the right side, I wanted the sunny yello
free color chart plugin for premiere
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
8bpc free, 10bpc $77 http: www.mattroberts.org MBR_Color_Corrector
color grading purposeful white points quick tip
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
If you'd like to give your film an old D55 white point from the older theater's bulb technology, you can apply levels-set to color transfer mode and leave red unchanged, change green's white output to
Recording Sound Into Panasonic DV Camera
by Gareth Williams 9 months ago
Hi, I am using a Panasonic mini-Dv camera, and it has a 1 4 inch jack mic input. Can you record sound at a line level into that input Such as the output from a PA, 4 track recorder, or stereo What I a
Re: Recording Sound Into Panasonic DV Camera
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
you need a good line to mic attenuator as line is much stronger. at least 50db should be good.
force Adobe Media encoder’s *.m2v format video bitrate
by Chris Johnston 7 months ago
Is there any way to force Adobe Media encoder s *.m2v format video bitrate setting lower than 1.5 I want to experiment with getting more video on a DVD. I am using Media Encoder CC 2018, but if I need
Re: force Adobe Media encoder’s *.m2v format video bitrate
by Chris Wright 7 months ago
you can use a dvd-9 disk double sided that will hold 8Gb instead of only 4.
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