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Can you identify roof lighting used in "Carpool Karaoke"
by Steve Crow 3 weeks ago
Whenever I catch an episode of James Cordon's "Carpool Karaoke" my eye is drawn to the lighting in the interior roof of the SUV they are driving around in. Anyone know what product they are using or i
Re: Can you identify roof lighting used in "Carpool Karaoke"
by Steve Crow 3 weeks ago
In that same Red Hot Chili Peppers exterior shot I'm not seeing any diffusion paper either - so now I am kind of back to is it some kind of flat flexible lighting panel arrangement - hmmm a mystery St
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by Steve Crow 3 weeks ago

Advice on adding a lens....
by Jeff Ellis 4 weeks ago
Hi guys- new member here. I don't shoot a LOT of video, but like everyone these days, have to sometimes. I am primarily a still shooter, but do some simple talking heads video, and I shoot for school
Re: Advice on adding a lens....
by Steve Crow 4 weeks ago
You actually seem in pretty good shape in so far as lenses go...although that 35mm does sound very nice. But I always suggest to people that they think about their sound capture if they want to make a
Image mask changes size when applied??
by Tim Vining 3 years ago
I've been banging my head against this for two days: I have an animated object clip that I created a greyscale clip for to use as a mask image to give the clip translucent areas using the Image Mask.
Re: Image mask changes size when applied??
by Steve Crow 4 weeks ago
Hey Tim - thanks for that - I was so confused why my mask image was resizing - your solution worked great! Steve Crow
Video not as sharp as photo
by Charlie Herrick 2 months ago
For some reason, I can't seem to get my video as sharp as my photos, using the same camera, lens, and settings. Obviously there's a big difference in resolution, being that the photos are around 6000x
Re: Video not as sharp as photo
by Steve Crow 2 months ago
I may have made a mistake in referring to "pixel density" - I was just trying to make a differentiation between the frame size of an image or video still and the amount of actual data captured within
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 Steve Crow 3 months ago
I THINK it's the green laser shining directly into the camera lens - if I'm correct, shutter speed wouldn't matter. You can see the same bands on this video if you go frame by frame https: photofocus.
Color saturation issue with theatre lighting
by Tim Neighbors 4 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 Steve Crow 4 months ago
Oh, that's a cool solution too - thanks for the follow up, it's always nice to when people come back to the forum to post the outcome solution - so often you never hear back. Steve Crow
Filters
by Teja Basireddy 6 months ago
What kind of filters best support DSLR while making videos
Re: Filters
by Steve Crow 6 months ago
Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f 2.8 Lens Filter Thread Front: 52 mm Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm Filter Thread Front: 62 mm 52-62mm Step-Up Adapter Ring So you need a 62mm ND filter and then you also need to
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 Steve Crow 7 months ago
Yes I would agree. By zooming in on post from the full body to face detail you are enlarging and therefore softening the image. The examples you posted probably used a 4k camera so that softening does
Would I be able to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 7 months ago
I am shooting a movie with a Canon 5D most likely, but I don't want to shoot in 16:9 video necessarily, which it can only shoot in. I was thinking maybe 2.20:1 or 2.39:1. I researched this and other p
Re: Would I be able to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by Steve Crow 7 months ago
Yes, you should investigate adding an external field monitor to your camera, it will provide different resolution overlays grids to use to help you with your framing. They are getting much cheaper now
Exporting R3D files from FCPX?
by Steve Crow 1 year ago
I'm about to interview for a freelance gig where I will making quick edits to Red files. Basically they want me to "trim, color correct, and export R3D files." I have a few basic questions: 1) I've do
Re: Exporting R3D files from FCPX?
by Steve Crow 1 year ago
Thanks Michael, not surprised. I just found the Mac version of RedCine-X Pro on the Red site and downloaded it. I clearly have a lot to learn - am watching a video from Sam Messman about the workflow
Canon 5D mk2 missing video after battery change
by Brad Buttner 3 years ago
Hi everyone I have a problem that I am really stressing about. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have been filming with Canon DSLRs for 6 years now, and have never come across a movie file just not h
Re: Canon 5D mk2 missing video after battery change
by Jason Jenkins 3 years ago
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Questions on Screen Replacement, Match Move, Analyze Motion, Coloring the Screen
by Steve Crow 4 years ago
I apologize in advance because I have several questions concerning screen replacement in "Motion 5" (like replacing what's seen on a computer screen in my video with something of my choosing or insert
Re: Questions on Screen Replacement, Match Move, Analyze Motion, Coloring the Screen
by Steve Crow 4 years ago
Wow Robin thanks for the detailed response
In Line PreAmp with Minijack 3.5mm inputs AND output
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
Hi, I am researching ways to raise a mic level signal coming off a headset microphone to a line level audio input on my Mac. This would be for audio recording (voice) I haven't been able to find a sim
Re: In Line PreAmp with Minijack 3.5mm inputs AND output
by Steve Crow 4 years ago
Check out this Tascam unit - it may do the trick for you according to the follow-up article: http: provideocoalition.com atepper story review-tascam-ixj2-preamp-ad-enables-dual-mic-2-channel-opportuni
Suggestions for Videocamera/Camcorder to Mix with Canon 5D MII or MIII
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
All right ladies and gents, I'd be interested in hearing your feedback regarding a choice of mid-range camcorder videocameras which shoot 1080p 24fps video that would mix well with footage shot with a
Re: Suggestions for Videocamera/Camcorder to Mix with Canon 5D MII or MIII
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
Thanks guys for all the input...gave me lots to consider! :-) Steve Crow
Best OLDER version of Adobe Premiere for the Mac Should I Get?
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
I currently have a mid to late 2006 Macbook Pro with the following specs: OS x version: 10.6.8 Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz Number Of Proc
Re: Best OLDER version of Adobe Premiere for the Mac Should I Get?
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
Is there any chance that Premiere Pro CC on a PC will be able to import open project files from Final Cut Pro 6 on a mac If so then maybe the whole issue is not really one after all Steve Crow
Workflow for "Balancing" Poor Quality Webinar Audio
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
I have a project where the client is asking me to "balance" the audio portion of recorded Webinar where the presenters appear to be on the phone or perhaps using cheap headset mics at best. As you can
Re: Workflow for "Balancing" Poor Quality Webinar Audio
by Steve Crow 5 years ago
Thanks for the welcome! No this isn't live, I'd be getting the pre-recorded audio files in some sort of digital format. I took a quick look at the iZotope RX3 software and it looks great but I can't a
Quick Release System?
by Jonathan Ziegler 8 years ago
Hi all, I am looking for some recommendations for a quick release system. I build my own gear quite often, but I also use pre-built tripods and other gear (all different types and brands depending on
Re: Quick Release System?
by Steve Crow 6 years ago
Manufacturers make "cheese plates" for exactly this purpose. I don't know if the name refers to swiss cheese with all its holes or to a cheese grater but a short screw would attach the cheese plate to
Including Yourself In Kickstarter.com Budget
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
Here's my overall question when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns, is it cool normal or just weird and wrong for the funding request to include living expenses and or fees for the documentary filmmake
Re: Including Yourself In Kickstarter.com Budget
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
Hi Patrick, Yeah, exactly. I notice too that doc producer on Kickstarter are doing two campaigns - one for production and then coming back again for the editing distribution phase...perhaps in this wa
Why is quality so much better with my HV20 than with my 600D/T3i
by Lars Martin 7 years ago
Hi Comparing video footage from my HV20 with my 600D shows that the sharpness and focus is soo much better on the old HV20 with a tiny 1 2.7" CMOS sensor. I'm shooting dslr video with a canon 15-85mm
Re: Why is quality so much better with my HV20 than with my 600D/T3i
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
If you want sharpness like you get with the Hv20 on your DSLR, use a slow aperture of F8 or smaller and make sure if you are using a custom picture profile setting that the sharpness level is turned a
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Adding Time Remapped Still Image to ProRes Timeline Adds 16-17GB
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
I ran into this strange situation with a job that should have been 5-10 minutes. I set up a very simple 1280x720 ProRes sequence which you can see a screen grab of below The video starts out with a co
Re: Adding Time Remapped Still Image to ProRes Timeline Adds 16-17GB
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
I did further testing just to satisfy my curiosity and what I found was that it is DATA RATE that is most to blame. For instance, I just exported another video that was also 1280x720p, ProRes 422 and
Advice On Compressing/Distributing a 40GB Documentary Film
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
I have a rough edit of my documentary that was shot on a Canon T2i HD DSLR. The camera raw footage was, of course, H.264 and when converted to ProRes the file size of the "master" exported directly of
Re: Advice On Compressing/Distributing a 40GB Documentary Film
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
Thanks guys for all the feedback, much appreciated!!!!
Canon 7D footage stuttering while playing back in FCP
by consuelo gonzalez 7 years ago
1) In FCP, using footage from a Canon 7D that was already on a hard drive, the playback is stuttering. Also when I edit it into the timeline, it needs to be rendered (once rendered it plays fine). 2)
Re: Canon 7D footage stuttering while playing back in FCP
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
I agree 100% with Ryan. H.264 is a great format to deliver your video but it's really bad to edit in unless all you are doing is simple cuts and nothing else. ProRes is my choice too - the ProRes file
Techniques For Editing Speakers and Conversations
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
Okay I am just looking for some general guidance on effective way to edit problem dialogue. The first situation I encounter is the "fast talker no breather" - I only want to use a portion of what they
Re: Techniques For Editing Speakers and Conversations
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
"With a group of speakers, I go for a single track for each speaker. There's no advantage to be had from using stereo pairs unless the audio was mixed to stereo on location (which is very unusual in m
Can't Export a self contained QT Movie to External Drive
by carlton hathcoat 7 years ago
I have been trying to export from the timeline a self contained 720 30 FCP QT to an external G-Tech hard drive and about half way through the process it stops and crashes FCP. I can export to my inter
Re: Can't Export a self contained QT Movie to External Drive
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
Well an obvious workaround would be to first export to your desktop and then MOVE that file to your external drive. The real question is why is Final Cut Pro crashing...just based on logic it seems li
Getting Good Sound For Group Interviews in Documentary Setting
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
In the past I've only mic'd two people at a time using lavalier microphones - one for each person. Now I am anticipating the need to be able to record audio for larger groups - say 3 to 5 subjects rec
Re: Getting Good Sound For Group Interviews in Documentary Setting
by Steve Crow 7 years ago
Hi Peter, Cost and the ease of operation for a one-man-band production crew are main factors. Yes, I could add 2 more sets of wireless or even wired mics to let me record up to 4 people but (for the w
Moving Split Screen to Show Before and After
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
I have watched several videos made by filter and effects companies where they demonstrate the impact their software has on a video clip by having a line move from screen left to screen right - as this
Re: Moving Split Screen to Show Before and After
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
Actually going all the way so at the end the full clip with the effect is shown would be ideal. Thats why i thought a transition effect wouldnt be the way to go but i will try your suggestion out
Ever Wish You Had A Chair, Stool or Even Knee Pads?
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
Okay, I turned 50 this March so I am not as young as some of you guys and gals but I frequently find myself with the camera mounted in a pretty low tripod position or I'm trying for that low, low shot
Re: Ever Wish You Had A Chair, Stool or Even Knee Pads?
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
I had just finished up filming a clip on a little sand dune on the beach and upon getting up (not being very coordinated to begin with) I ending up rolling partway down the small dune because of my aw
General Business Liability Insurance For Video Production
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
Does anyone have any leads to where I can purchase general business liability insurance for my one-man-band video production business. I do video documentaries for the Web, mostly, and one of my clien
Re: General Business Liability Insurance For Video Production
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
Thanks everyone, I will check out Travelers to see what they can do for me.
Use Macbook Pro To Live Monitor AG-HVX200
by Steve Crow 9 years ago
It seems like it was only 6-7 months ago that I was able to use Quicktime's "Make Movie" function to monitor a live video stream coming off of my AG-HVX200 via the Firewire connection. Now, it no long
Re: Use Macbook Pro To Live Monitor AG-HVX200
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
Camera can't be in a pN mode. Jeremy
Filming Public Events (Farmer's Market)
by Steve Crow 9 years ago
Hi, I wanted to test out some functions on my videocamera (AG-HVX200) to try out some new modes. So I decided our local Farmers Market would be a colorful, fun place to do some handheld filming. Let m
Re: Filming Public Events (Farmer's Market)
by Steve Crow 9 years ago
Ready for some irony Guess whom I've now volunteering to work with on a high visibility project The City government! :-) I will share details as I can.
3D Transform Tool - Copying and Where Are Settings?
by Steve Crow 10 years ago
I have a couple of newbie questions regarding the use of the 3D transform tool located on the top toolbar. 1) Is it possible to copy the 3D transform settings from one project to another I happen to h
Re: 3D Transform Tool - Copying and Where Are Settings?
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
1) If you want to transfer all of the parameters (Properties, Behaviors, Filters etc.) make a duplicate (select clip and hit the command & D keys) of your clip. Find your new clip in the File Browser
Growing A Shape Vertically
by Steve Crow 10 years ago
This isn't a question, it's an answer - to my own question. I found the solution just now and it was staring me in the face the whole time. The issue was how to make a shape, like a vertical bar grow
Re: Growing A Shape Vertically
by Ariane Fisher 10 years ago
You can also create the rectangle at the final size you want, and then animate a crop or rectangle mask to reveal it.
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