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Guy McLoughlin

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AVCHD 1920x1080 Quality
by Antón Davila 6 years ago
Hi all, just guessing what do you think about this: my camera is able to record at 1920x1080 50fps with a bitrate up to 28Mbps, and on same 1920x1080 25fps with a bitrate up to 24Mbps. Don't you think
Re: AVCHD 1920x1080 Quality
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
All video compression is "temporal" (time based) compression, so the quality of the final image will depend on how much visual information is changing during the length of your video recording. Most o
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SSD Field Recorders and the 5DMKIII 4K and RAW
by Omar Magdi 6 years ago
Has anybody ever wondered why not one field recorder has 4K and Raw abilities or at least one of them, and I prefer 4K with prores, while they all store data on SSD's which are pretty darn fast and da
Re: SSD Field Recorders and the 5DMKIII 4K and RAW
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
Omar Magdi "Has anybody ever wondered why not one field recorder has 4K and Raw abilities" Actually, I can think of two recorders that can do this, but you have to be prepared to pay $4,000+ for thes
Starting a small videography/production business
by Justin Burt 6 years ago
So I recently decided to quit my part time job and pursue my dream of working as a freelance videographer. I'm a college student and so far I've learned that the pay is beyond what I could have ever a
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Re: Starting a small videography/production business
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
Rule #1 - Don't buy junk. It's better to have fewer pieces of good equipment than lots of poor quality stuff. Given your gear list, here are two items I would invest in... Sennheiser MKE600 shotgun mi
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Rollercoaster POV camera choice
by Benjamin Durham 6 years ago
Hey all y'all! My company has been contracted to do a "POV shoot" of a big, fast, roller coaster at a multi-flagged theme park this Friday. I'm curious if anyone else has done anything like this or co
Re: Rollercoaster POV camera choice
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
First thing I would do is locate a good CCD video camera, so that rolling-shutter distortion doesn't end up destroying your shots. ( I own a Panasonic HMC-150 which uses a CCD with global shutter. The
Need a new camera... what the heck should I get?!
by Travis Roesler 6 years ago
Hey guys, I would say that my price range is right around $2500 bucks... I shoot mixed martial arts lessons... sometimes I might have the need to do some slow motion stuff (it's not necessary but it w
Re: Need a new camera... what the heck should I get?!
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
There are two routes you could take... 1- An ENG style camera with built-in zoom lens and XLR audio inputs. Given your budget I would look at something like this: Canon XA20 Professional HD Camcorder
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How are people doing DSLR audio?
by John Bauwens 6 years ago
So how is everyone doing DSLR audio currently I just got to the party and was looking for a way to run XLR mics into a T3i, preferably with sync sound. I was checking out the tascam dr-60d. Are there
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Re: How are people doing DSLR audio?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
John Doggett-Williams "have you used the Zoom H4n recorder directly into the GH2 I haven't had great results with the Zoom H4n compared to using an actual pre-amp. The JuicedLink Riggy pre-amp is one
white balance settings
by Paul Hanssen 6 years ago
I tested my location for a documentary. I found the white balance settings varied between 4000 en 4800 K. Is it save to put it at an average of 4400K. Will it be noticeable thanks Paul
Re: white balance settings
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
From what you describe, setting your camera to 4400K should produce fine results. Most of the time you will be setting the final color mix in post when you are editing, so as long as you are relativel
Tripod question
by Suzin Daly 6 years ago
I am looking for recommendations for tripods. It is time for me to get a higher quality than what I have 'DAIWA' it has been O.K. for what I do, mostly interviews and documentary. It is suppose to be
Re: Tripod question
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
Stay away from Manfrotto, they are generally terrible when it comes to properly counter-balancing a camera rig. With a properly balanced video head you can swing your camera in any direction then let
Trouble with the AF100. Should I just give up?
by Robert Bracken 6 years ago
Hello, I'm still learning all about my new AF100a. Thanks to The AF100 Book I'm picking up a lot of good information. Unfortunately information that I wished I had before I bought the camera. I'm shoo
Re: Trouble with the AF100. Should I just give up?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
I just checked the DELL Computer website and they currently sell a desktop i7 computer starting at $830, and this is NOT on sale. If you look for sales you should be able to find an i7 computer in the
Does anybody use After Effects for storyboarding?
by Corbin Gross 6 years ago
I know, there's a forum for AE threads. But Corporate Video seems like the place this time. I've been working all afternoon on trying to get a storyboard going for a spot I'm working on. It's my first
Re: Does anybody use After Effects for storyboarding?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
For speed and efficiency, I shoot photo-storyboards with a pocket digital camera, and then use the photos to create a PDF document that I can email to everyone involved with the shoot. This lets me ev
New Camera Confusion
by Kyle Blackwell 6 years ago
Hello Everyone, The Company I currently work for is looking to upgrade expand it's video marketing department. Currently we have two cameras that we are using, http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 821
Re: New Camera Confusion
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
Any thoughts on how the C100 compares to other cinema cameras The only other cine cameras in it's price range are the Blackmagic Cine cameras, which are great for Indie work but aren't designed for f
Syncing video with PowerPoint content in post
by Mike Little 6 years ago
Hi! I am shooting some internal videos for my company. The shoot will be a talking head on a green screen along with content from a PowerPoint added in next to their head in post (possibly the actual
Re: Syncing video with PowerPoint content in post
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
The problem is that the video is formatted for small size, so it doesn't look very good when it's not sitting up in the top left corner of the screen.
What is my job title?
by Mike Little 6 years ago
What a strange question. Particularly for a guy who has been around for a while before getting into video. My background is in print and web as a graphic designer art director creative director. I was
Re: What is my job title?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
You're a "Producer". I am in the same boat, though list "Video Production" under my name on my business card, as I'm involved with the full spectrum of video production through my work.
GH2 Exposure issues
by Valentina Lopez 6 years ago
Hello everyone. I had a problem today with my GH2, I hope someone can help me. When I switched it to video (whether is 24p cinema or manual video mode) it got very dark, almost completely black. Its t
Re: GH2 Exposure issues
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
Does this problem show up with other lenses Have you tried switching lenses
Camera Shift Technique
by Marius Viken 6 years ago
Is there anyone out there who knows how to pull of the camera shift technique I really want to nail it, but I'm kinda stuck. I'm thiking on this technique used here http: www.youtube.com watch v=-k9qD
Re: Camera Shift Technique
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
This is the Wiggle 3D effect, which is a cool effect. The best work I've seen for Wiggle 3D is this music video... Mint Julep : To The Sea Where I think they used the slow motion Twixtor software to b
Sub 10K Camera recommendations?
by Ben Muehleisen 6 years ago
We need to update and upgrade from our fabulous workhorse Sony PMW-EX1s. We are looking to add 2 camera and would like to stay sub 10K for each camera. Our frontrunners are the EX3 or the NEX-FS700UK.
Re: Sub 10K Camera recommendations?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
I think it's unrealistic to expect to get more than 4 years out of any 4K camera you buy today. Just look at how much things have changed over the past 4 years. So sinking $50K-$80K into a 4K camera k
Video producer in the corporate world, how to guide please?
by Jonathan Alsop 6 years ago
I have started a new full-time job for a mobile network operating in the UK. I am not a freelancer and don't own my own equipment. I'm responsible for tutorial style videos that get published on YouTu
Re: Video producer in the corporate world, how to guide please?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
...I am a big believer in the philosophy of "the proof is in the pudding", where you need to show your financial decision makers the difference between using what you have now and what you should have
Nikon D800 OR Canon EOS 5D Mark III ???
by hamid ghodrati 6 years ago
hello everyone which one is your choice and why Thanks a lot
Re: Nikon D800 OR Canon EOS 5D Mark III ???
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
Panasonic GH3 - High resolution 1080 HD image - 1080 24p 30p 60p frame rates - 50 Mbps .H264 recording format - Full manual control while filming - Touch screen focus pulling while filming - Clean HDM
GH3 Audio Input & External Mics - Wiring, Impedance... Incompetence?
by Joe Bell 6 years ago
Hi, I'm about to invest in a Panasonic GH3 video camera. It has a stereo 3.5mm audio input, and I want to know the best way to connect two XLR mics using only passive devices. My mics are both battery
Re: GH3 Audio Input & External Mics - Wiring, Impedance... Incompetence?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
The GH3 audio level setting is really an AGC-Boost control, where the AGC boost is +3 dB when the camera is set to 1, and goes up to +20 dB at level 19. The native noise floor for the GH3 is -66 dB RM
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Finding a place to shoot interviews?
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
Anyone have tips on finding locations to shoot interviews indoors that also have good backgrounds to keep things looking professional The only thing I can think of is either rent out a hotel suite or
Re: Finding a place to shoot interviews?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
I am usually more concerned about audio noise than what the place looks like. If you shoot with a large sensor ( Micro 4 3 sensor or larger ) camera you can always blow-out the background to eliminate
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Master Video File Formats - What are you using for codecs?
by Stephen McCurry 6 years ago
What codecs and file formats are you using to deliver "Master Video Files" to clients I would like to see what others are using for corporate videos and start a discussion on this topic. I often deliv
Re: Master Video File Formats - What are you using for codecs?
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
I am a Windows based editor ( Sony Vegas Pro ), so I would be looking for one of two formats: AVID DNxHD 10-bit 4:2:2 Cineform 10-bit 4:2:2 ...As both of these formats are editable on BOTH Windows and
Export to 720x576 but retain correct image size
by Kevin Brower 6 years ago
I need to export footage to 720x576 to play video on a digital picture frame. When I convert my original 1080 footage to 720x576 it gets squashed, and everything looks tall and skinny. I use fcpx and
Re: Export to 720x576 but retain correct image size
by Guy McLoughlin 6 years ago
1080 HD video has an aspect ratio of 1.78 ( width = 1.78 times the height ), so unless you crop into your image, the correct display size that maintains the 1.78 aspect ratio would be 720x405 pixels.
Corporate Video Folder Structure
by Samuel Roberts 7 years ago
This is my first post around these parts, so please forgive any errors I may make... I work in 3D animation, but the company I work for began taking on corporate video jobs for shows and events a coup
Re: Corporate Video Folder Structure
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
One last thing... How do you handle text assets i.e. Editable text that appears on screen I normally keep these as separate text documents, with the same naming ID conventions as the storyboards. I al
HMC150 batteries
by Randy Champion 7 years ago
I just inherited a brand new, still in the sealed box, HMC150 and as it didn't cost me a nickel I'm pretty stoked. I know I'm gonna have to buy some accessories, but my question is this (and I have no
Re: HMC150 batteries
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
I recommend buying the brand name Panasonic batteries, as I find the brand name batteries hold more charge and generally last longer than the third party batteries. If you are lucky you might be able
Interesting New Panasonic GH3 Camera Tests
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
Check out review video 3 ( download to watch it in full resolution ) And review video 5 to see the amazing WiFi camera controls. ( works with any iPhone iPad or Android Phone Tablet ) Nick Driftwood G
Re: Interesting New Panasonic GH3 Camera Tests
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
Panasonic GH3 vs. Canon 5D MK III Download the full 1080 resolution version from Vimeo to see how much more detail the GH3 records over the 5D MK III. Amazing stuff.
Fast and Efficient Workflow for AF100 Needed
by Wes Browning 7 years ago
Ever since I purchased my AF100, I've struggled to find a workflow that meets my needs. Primarily, I'm concerned with reviewing material on location in quick and timely manner that also benefits me in
Re: Fast and Efficient Workflow for AF100 Needed
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
- Final Cut X can read edit AVCHD files natively - Portable Blu-Ray players with an SD card slot can play AVCHD files natively
AVCHD workflow: is it a PITA?
by Randy Burleson 8 years ago
I am intrigued by the AG-AC160 that Panasonic just released. But I have read some things about the AVCHD format that worry me a bit. Particularly the time that it takes to transfer and convert to ProR
Re: AVCHD workflow: is it a PITA?
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
There is nothing wrong with the AVCHD format, it's a great compact acquisition format when shooting video. The problem lies with Final Cut Pro, which cannot work efficiently with the AVCHD format. Swi
HMC150 or AG-AC90
by Jim Shea 7 years ago
I'm just starting out. Want to start filming weddings, local sports events, a short documentary, maybe even a short ski film (Warren Miller-esque). Which camcorder would be better for my needs: the Pa
Re: HMC150 or AG-AC90
by Guy McLoughlin 7 years ago
Hi Jim, I have owned a HMC150 for the past four years, it's a great camera, but it's becoming out of date compared to the newer cameras. The only advantage it might have over the AC90 is low-light sho
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