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Mixing Frame Rate editing
by Harry Mao 2 days ago
I have a timeline of 25 fps and I shot all the footages in 50 fps because I want to slow mo it. But I don't want all of them at slow mo, and if I'm editing 50fps footage in 25 fps timeline, that parti
Re: Mixing Frame Rate editing
by Chris Wright 2 days ago
because you want to keep the speed the same, you will have to frame mix or optical motion change to your desired framerate. https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro using duration-speed.html#optical_flow
How to achieve this look
by Kylie Murphy 5 days ago
Hello, I'm trying to color grade my short film and I want to achieve this look from the movie 500 Days of Summer. I've attached some pictures here. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on how to
Re: How to achieve this look
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
i don't think it was even really graded. I think they just added a brown tint at 15% transparency. you can tell because all the colors are affected equally.
Resolution loss on export
by Jon Kirsh 5 days ago
I'm really hoping someone will be able to help me with this one. Here's the situation. Client needs a 300x250 banner animation at 10MB or less MP4 or MOV. I've built the banner in AE and it looks perf
Re: Resolution loss on export
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
ah, are you sure you aren't making GIF's either way, reducing the framerate to 12fps before exporting should make the file size smaller. what is your bitrate
Workstations for video editing
by Djoko George 6 days ago
In the recent couple of days I realized that used PC workstation market is saturated with cheap systems . I will quote some deals. But are they any good for video Editing. If yes which processor How m
Re: Workstations for video editing
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
read this to understand what video editing likes in hardware upgrade links: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 351 1918 they may work in a pinch for 1080p, but for $600 your money would go a lot f
How To Speed Up Rendering
by John Davidson 5 days ago
What's the best way to speed rendering in After Effects Media Encoder It usually takes around 4-6 hours to render a basic 1080p 60fps 10 minute video.. I don't really use many effects, mainly just tex
Re: How To Speed Up Rendering
by Chris Wright 5 days ago
it actually only takes 2 hours, but your asking your computer to render it twice. try constant bitrate next time. here's some other thoughts to speed up renders: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost
What is the workflow for VFX between Premiere to Nuke to DaVinci?
by Nicolas Ayerbe 6 days ago
Help! Workflow question: I have a shot on a format MXF 4096x2160 compressed on DNxHR 444 10 bit 1940 Mbps looks like LOG footage or RAW. Looks like it came from DaVinci Resolve. I need to send it from
Re: What is the workflow for VFX between Premiere to Nuke to DaVinci?
by Chris Wright 6 days ago
before you go down the route of the log to linear nightmare, do they accept EXR its much easier to work with(and newer). you can do half float which is lossless 16 bit images which is really nice or f
Advice Upgrade to Speed Up Exports?
by C. Blake Davis 1 week ago
It feels as though my exports are taking an exceptionally long time lately. I do have CUDA enabled and I installed more RAM recently, but I'd love to add extra punch. My PC build is: -GeForce GTX 770
Re: Advice Upgrade to Speed Up Exports?
by Chris Wright 7 days ago
For hardware, take a gander at: cpu speed: https: www.pugetsystems.com labs articles Premiere-Pro-CC-2017-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700X-1800X-Performance-909 #Exportto4KDNxHRHQ8-bit storage speed: https: www.puge
Which Colorspace Should I be working in?
by James Carver 1 week ago
I'm about to start editing a short film shot with the Sony Fs5 and we shot RAW...I have some VFX shots I need to edit in AE, but have no idea what color space I should be working in I'm mostly using A
Re: Which Colorspace Should I be working in?
by Chris Wright 1 week ago
aw yes, just set AE to none. not only will it work faster, but you won't have to worry about it. AE will passthrough your monitor's color profile which is sRGB or rec. 709(0-255). The FS5 uses slog 2
AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
by David Bitterman 2 weeks ago
I'm working on some videos right now for a corporate client that were captured on two Canon Vixia HF G40's in AVCHD (PF29.97, 24MBPS 1080). There's about 2 hours of fooage total (x2 cameras) and the v
Re: AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
you can use auto ingest proxies then render out original footage; or if your hard drive is fast enough, go full offline with cineform, prores, dnxhd. trying to multicam edit with h.264 is very hard fo
10 bit workflow
by daniel chupinsky 2 weeks ago
4K 10 bit images captured with Panasonic GH5 (3840x2160 4:2:2 30fps h.264 MOV). I presume Premiere Pro CC2017 project settings can accommodate video in this format. What video cards and monitors (moni
Re: 10 bit workflow
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
keep in mind, 1070 1080gtx will only output 10 bit in directx. premiere uses opengl so only 8 bit in there, in case you're wondering.
De Flicker
by Miki Kaspruk 9 months ago
Has anyone found any good techniques for getting rid of a flicker The De-Flicker effect on Premier doesn't really do a lot. I have tried a plug in - Digital Anarchy, which worked very well but they ad
Re: De Flicker
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
if you enable the hidden text layer and scroll Gamma Clamp in control layer at gamma*10 so that the text box reads 25, it will fix timelapse and old movie's flicker.
Fast Way to Do LOTS of Picture-in-Picture
by Dan Oster 3 weeks ago
Hey, folks. I'm working on a show with a host, a green screen, and lots of picture-in-picture behind said host. The dimensions of the window behind her is standardized (16:9) but the photos and video
Re: Fast Way to Do LOTS of Picture-in-Picture
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
here's an oldie in the expressions forum. https: forums.creativecow.net thread 227 14016
Matching Sony and Canon color in Premiere Pro Cs5
by Nick Sino 2 weeks ago
Good morning! I made the big mistake of filming with 2 different types of cameras and am trying to fix in editing. Is there a way to get Canon EOS 7D 1080 to match up to Sony AX100 1080 video The Sony
Re: Matching Sony and Canon color in Premiere Pro Cs5
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
yes, less latitude means less dynamic range. darks and whites will hit a 'wall' faster. possibly more curves contrast. since that version didn't have scopes yet, you will have to eyeball it. maybe col
how to apply LUTS from DaVinci to AE/Premiere Pro
by Felix Gorbach 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I just began to grade a short and have to send my grade to the guy that makes the vfx. So for the first time I try to figure out how I can get my grade into AE. Without any secondaries, only s
Re: how to apply LUTS from DaVinci to AE/Premiere Pro
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
is this an export or screenshot of premiere's sequence the lut has to be in premiere's technical lut folder and media encoder technical lut as well. disable use previews disable import sequences nativ
Can't get sequence to match my source file, but do I need to?
by Lee Overstreet 4 weeks ago
I'm using Premiere CC 2015.2 and a Matrox MXO2 mini, and capturing standard definition 720x480 files using Matrox's MPEG2 I-frame 4:2:2 codec. When I right-click one of the captured files and choose t
White Program screen in Premiere CC 2017
by David Jackson 2 weeks ago
I have purchased a new ROG laptop and while editing in Premiere the program screen has turned white (in the second monitor) and I cannot see a picture. If I move the program screen back to my main scr
Re: White Program screen in Premiere CC 2017
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
reset your workspace to color workspace. and have nvidia control panel set premiere.exe to use primary 1060gtx. don't overlap the ui controls. delete premiere preferences and delete cache.
Workflow for working with multiple frame rates/ratios in a project that will be output for theater viewing
by Gabe Wiener 3 weeks ago
Hey everyone, I'm in the process of editing an hour-long documentary for my job which has footage from many different formats and frame rates. Basically half the project is from 10 years ago and the f
Re: Workflow for working with multiple frame rates/ratios in a project that will be output for theater viewing
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
if the old framerate was 29.97i 3:2 pulldown, which is interlaced, and you drop it in a 23.976 sequence, premiere should automatically do the reverse pulldown. how does it look does it frame jerk at a
Computer thoughts
by Eric Merklein 4 weeks ago
Well I'm finally going to replace my old computer so I can edit at home. No heavy After Effects. I'm looking at an Aspire GX-785_UR19. i7-7700 Quad core 3.6 Ghz Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 3 gigs mem
Re: Computer thoughts
by Jeff Pulera 4 weeks ago
The 6700 processor came out Q3-'15, while 7700 is new this year (7th gen vs. 6th gen 6700). The Aspire has the newer processor plus an SSD boot drive which is very helpful to overall performance, so i
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Audio hiss, a malfunction of my t2i or of my rode mic?
by John Heckt 2 months ago
Hey guys. I'm using a Rode VideoMic on my rebel t2i and now get a hiss on my audio. Is this a malfunction of my DSLR or my mic I've been told if it is a malfunction of the DSLR, then the t2i settings
Re: Audio hiss, a malfunction of my t2i or of my rode mic?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
if you didn't want to go the 2 sound route, you could try a preamp that plugs directly into the DSLR. not perfect, but better than nothing. https: www.amazon.com BeachTek-DXA-2T-Universal-Adapter-Camc
Best audio recorder and shotgun mic for dslr
by Wesley Harrison 2 months ago
Hello, I'm looking into buying a new recorder for my video production purposes. I currently have a Zoom H1. I mainly plan on producing short films, documentary work, interviews, and live events like c
Re: Best audio recorder and shotgun mic for dslr
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
shotguns generally give better sound isolation rejection but often not work well in reflective rooms. It all depends if it is a proper soundstage or cement hardwood walls. You can be outdoors in a qua
8 bit vs 10 bit for chroma keying?
by Brian Ken 2 months ago
Hi there. I'm asking this because I understand the new GH5 camera will record 422 10 bit internal, however my main use for this camera will be green screen work. I know 422 will make a huge difference
Re: 8 bit vs 10 bit for chroma keying?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
10 bit doesn't technically exist with h.264 compression at 150mbps or 18 MB sec. Sorry GH5 guys! Actually, trying to store 10 bit in the same bitrate compression as 8 bit causes the same data loss. It
C100 - Digital artifacts showing up. Can't explain it.
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
Folks we've been using C100's on shoots and we keep coming up with footage that has digital artifacts in. We can't seem to nail down the cause. If anyone has seen this happen and has some insight plea
Re: C100 - Digital artifacts showing up. Can't explain it.
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
"The artifacts show up in the original , but not the proxies" have you heard of the holmsian method you need to first isolate if its the computer or the camera. find someone who has a working c100 AND
Wedding Video - Amateur or Professional?
by Vincent Simoneau 2 months ago
Hey Guys, So I normally tend to work on shorts and features in the narrative space. However, I've been asked at multiple times to shoot people's weddings. I however, am not equipped to shoot weddings.
Re: Wedding Video - Amateur or Professional?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
ok, I hope you like constructive critisism. here's my thoughts. 1. in the beginning, the exposure was breathing, should be manual exposure. 2, colors were tinted one color like old sepia but green a m
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Please, how to achieve Look
by Luka Salkic 2 months ago
Hello, I'm working on a short film made with 4 different cameras, ranging from canon mark II to lumix gh4, black magic and finally gopro. After a painstaking job of matching the shots, lots of them we
Re: Please, how to achieve Look
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
if I understand you correctly, its primarily low contrast. start there first. are you going day for night effect look that one up.
Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Ben Hilton 2 months ago
Hello all, I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio texture accomplished I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films an
Re: Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
In production, this is what I do. I record with Sennheiser MKH 416(or other expensive senn mic as appropiate) at distance close as I can for good sound. XLR all the way to expensive foztex field recor
advice on which zoom recorders and the pro and cons!
by Laurence Loz 2 months ago
Soon I will be travelling the world as a photographer videographer, Im really being strict on what I take as I wont to keep kit down to a minimum, as far as audio is concerned I only plan on taking my
Re: advice on which zoom recorders and the pro and cons!
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
the portable field recorders from foztex are cinema quality sound. a cheaper alternative is tascam. the cheaper zoom models have horrible floor noise. better is h5 h6 or Sony XLR-K2M Audio Adapter wha
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JPEG2000 playback laggy
by Robin G Davids 2 months ago
I have a client asking for a video in the JPEG2000 codec. I've never used this before (seems super rare from what I can tell) and when I play back the export, it's really laggy. I'm exporting it in 2K
Re: JPEG2000 playback laggy
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
prolly your hard drive. jpeg2000 isn't exactly small bitrate wise 100MB sec. also, is your cpu ok
How to grade for all screens
by Josh Williams 3 months ago
Hi there, Maybe some one can forward me to some useful information but I have a bit of a mental block on this. I have been working closely with our colorist who is learning himself although has allot
Re: How to grade for all screens
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
using wide gamut monitors, P3 Rec. 709, gamma 2.2 1.8 A lot can be different. You grade should consider these, and any technical lut transforms should be decided by the final playback devices's specif
Exposure waaaaaay off
by Duke Sweden 3 months ago
I always got good exposure by just pointing my camera at a gray card and setting the exposure meter to 0. Then I started experimenting with doing it the "right way" and it's been a mess. What am I doi
Re: Exposure waaaaaay off
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
thanks for posting the solution. i figured as much, but wanted to give the benefit of doubt. hopefully my post helps you in the future, at least what to look out for.
Davinci Resolve vs Lumetri and Media Encoder?
by David Lah 3 months ago
Not sure if this question is suitable for this forum, but I've asked everywhere else without an answer. I want to know if Resolve uses different processing algorithms when making color changes. E.g. i
Re: Davinci Resolve vs Lumetri and Media Encoder?
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
premiere does indeed support 32bpc with maximum bit depth checked, although... I don't know if I'm wrong about this, but premiere doesn't seem to handle 32bpc like AE does where you can perfectly reve
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
next time BEFORE you grade, uncheck the Use Mac Display Color Profile for viewers option in the settings: http: timeinpixels.com 2016 04 contrast-issues-in-resolve-on-macs
Luma Issues with My Feature for Deliverable
by Mare Costello 3 months ago
First time feature movie maker here. I have a very specific esthetic when it comes to color (I like high contrast) and one of my scenes is meant to be almost completely white (see attachment for curre
Re: Luma Issues with My Feature for Deliverable
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
broadcast safe luma is 16-235 and chroma is <=240. it also depends heavily on what playback device you're using which understands this without using luts, or other transforms of gamma and color man
5.1 audio separate channel extraction
by Firas Sameer 3 months ago
Hi guys, I really need someone to give me a solution about this simple issue which wasted a lot of my time seeking for it with no resolution. I am working on a movie project for a movie theater and ab
Re: 5.1 audio separate channel extraction
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
for DCP exports. New custom sequence, with multichannel mono audio tracks (6 total) important you choose multichannel and NOT 5.1...for some reason it lowers the audio volume on export. Then bring in
Is Premiere Pro a better NLE for editing documentary films?
by Anna Wong 3 months ago
Hi all, I am going to edit a feature length documentary film with a few hundreds hours of footages in different formats. Which NLE (Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X & Final Cut Pro 7) would you recommend
Re: Is Premiere Pro a better NLE for editing documentary films?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
I would say either FCPX or Premiere Pro are fine. And I am perfectly willing to recommend the latest version of Premiere. I use it all the time on large productions. Does it crash Yes, but not much mo
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beginner level GPU
by Parthibaraj rajasekar 5 months ago
What will be the ideal GPU for beginners into c4d,after effects, premiere I am having 2 options: 1. go with gtx 1070 straight away, also any suggestions for which GTX 1070 2. start with a very minimal
Re: beginner level GPU
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
quadro has 10 bit float point 3d rendering but less cuda cores so slower for more money. k620 faster than m2000. 1060 much faster than either. you could get a cheaper gtx1050ti than k620 with double t
GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Kyle Blackwell 4 months ago
As the title says. The company I work for is going to purchase a new camera this year and was looking at the C100 Mark II. Now with the GH5 specs being released, I'm wondering how they compare and whi
Re: GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
both around 12.5 dynamic range c100 Built in ND and on board XLR, slightly better lowlight, gh5 3.5mm mic c100 internal AVCHD recording 4:2:0 signal, ninja external recorder $600 STILL 8 bit 4:2:2! ,
Questions on setting up a greenscreen around a house
by Charlie Knott 4 months ago
I am currently in pre-production on a short film of mine that introduces a wide variety of technical approaches, all of which I am willing to test out to see what is achievable. My story is reflective
Re: Questions on setting up a greenscreen around a house
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
light the greenscreen and see if your vectorscope target is dead in line 60% to green box. There should be no deviation along this line. If there is, you don't have even lighting. Also, your green ire
Tips on using the unsharp mask
by Elliott Powell 5 years ago
I've been messing around with the unsharp mask with only mixed results, so I'm wondering how other people get the most out of it. Thanks!
Re: Tips on using the unsharp mask
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
i got an example buried in this template: under the comp "final output" in layer called "sharpen" with its alpha matte if you're curious. https: f1.creativecow.net 9780 ae-technicolor-cc-2015
Best render settings for video with lots of motion?
by Dustin Novacek 4 months ago
Hello all, I have been searching this forum for years now and its helped me out alot by you guys answering other peoples questions. But I am stuck right now. I used after effects to create an animatio
Re: Best render settings for video with lots of motion?
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
the best quality comes from dnxhd hr uploaded, but you need a fast internet upload connection.
Adobe AE Black Screen (Project Viewer)
by Stephen Curry 4 months ago
I would like to pick some people's brains on a phenomenon that occasionally happens to me using AE. This has happened in AE CS 5, 5.5, 6 and CC 2015. Phenomenon: When importing (almost always a video
Re: Adobe AE Black Screen (Project Viewer)
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
oops, I meant to say purge disk cache any LUT's applied it sounds like a combination of transitions or effects that causes the issue. you could narrow it down by adding them back one by one until the
Encoder gamma (color/contrast shift?) ...one more time with feeling!
by Roman Privalov 4 months ago
Screenshot speaks for himself! Just simply adding from AE to ME. Its' darker ...or more contrast ...or gamma shifting... Tried everything: - nvidia DR 0-255 16-235 - software Mercure CUDA engine - in
Re: Encoder gamma (color/contrast shift?) ...one more time with feeling!
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
that's one dilly of a problem! have you tried rendering from AE directly AE also has an effect called color profile converter. have you tried adding an adjustment layer and placing that effect over th
White noise (periodically) when recording
by Jeff David 4 months ago
Wow - I am really upset as lately I have been having what I call, "white noise" when recording in Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13. I never had this happen before but now - sometimes - I get this low hum
Re: White noise (periodically) when recording
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
try plugging into another computer. audition can remove a lot of white noise with adaptive noise removal.
Color for P3 then LUT to REC709, or the other way around?
by Tom Durham 4 months ago
Big thanks to all the coloring geniuses for time help. I'm new to serious coloring, but slowly beginning to understand the process and equipment needed. The little indie feature I'm involved with will
Re: Color for P3 then LUT to REC709, or the other way around?
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
1. for most people, grading in rec. 709 and translating to P3 will be "good enough" as they usually didn't take advantage of the available brightness colors from the camera while capturing storing. Al
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Conforming to 5K
by John Sniadecki 4 months ago
Hi All I'm an infrequent but grateful user of Creative Cow and need help with a conform. And I'm new to Davinci; nonetheless, we are actually editing a very simple 90 minute feature in Davinci Resolve
Re: Conforming to 5K
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
uh, the free version is limited to UHD size.
10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Tom Durham 4 months ago
Greetings Folks, For a little indie, I'm building a hopefully not-awful post machine that can do half decent coloring. Will color in Premiere or Resolve. Windows machine, GTX 1080. Shooting most likel
Re: 10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
premiere's render engine has two render output settings. 1. rec. 709 2. J2K only HDR ST2084 rec. 2020 P3 PQ h.264 HDR https: mixinglight.com portfolio hdr-essentials-getting-setup-in-premiere-pro All
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MAJOR PROBLEMS: Crashes, Panics & Encode Stops in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017
by Brian Mac 4 months ago
Hey Creative Cow Forums, New to the forums here. I'm writing to you in great frustration as I have no idea what is causing the tremendous amount of problems that I am having between Adobe Media Encode
Re: MAJOR PROBLEMS: Crashes, Panics & Encode Stops in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
at this point, you will need to narrow down what is causing the issue. transcode a test file to dnxhd with prelude before importing into premiere. do no effects, render test for 10 minutes. if that cr
Image looks good, except for bright shirt which looks cartoonish
by Duke Sweden 4 months ago
For some reason my shirt appears to be solarized in this footage. Everything else appears normal. You'd think a GH4 could handle this. Any ideas Here's a screenshot.
Re: Image looks good, except for bright shirt which looks cartoonish
by Duke Sweden 4 months ago
UPDATE: Well, here's what I did. I added my old standby input LUT "G7 to BM4K" which flattens the video, THEN I added an adjustment layer and added this Noam Kroll CineD LUT there and it looks great.
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Color or Gamma/Brightness Shift in FCPX output...anyone else see this?
by Rich Kaelin 5 months ago
Hi. This is a long but detailed description of issue, but please read and see attached files. I have avoided FCPX but finally got on board. In FCP 7 I would see a NOTABLE color shift (or gamma shift,
Re: Color or Gamma/Brightness Shift in FCPX output...anyone else see this?
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
does it appear if you render out of adobe media encoder dnxhd -click- config video levels, not full range. that should render out 16-235 instead of 0-255. also, AE has utility color profile converter
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Video on Premiere is good, but on Avid it's darker and unsharp - how can i solve it?
by ploom pi 5 months ago
I used the same video on Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. The video looks sharp and clear on Premiere but dark and unsharp on Avid. Does anyone knows how can that be solved th
Re: Video on Premiere is good, but on Avid it's darker and unsharp - how can i solve it?
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
"color is not right even before exporting" are you editing in avid and then exporting a full render or XML how can the color be wrong in avid if you're color correcting in avid What is your workflow
Secret of arri
by Karl Dixon 5 months ago
Hi everyone I have made it my goal to find out what is so special about the software that arri uses to look so good. Please refrain from answering its due to their wonderful parts they are not any dif
Re: Secret of arri
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
and now, of course, I'll eat my hat and post this... iPhone 7 + Video vs $50,000 RED Weapon Footage https: www.youtube.com watch v=ztpX3AO1UtU
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