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chris pike

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December 31st 2017
45 Posts
Why doesn't my videographer color balance with white card before shoot?
by chris pike 3 months ago
I'm new to video production. I occasionally hire people more experienced than myself to assist, and I learn by watching. I always ask these pros if they color balance with a white card before a shoot.
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Re: Why doesn't my videographer color balance with white card before shoot?
by chris pike 3 months ago
for example, if the light in a room has a bit of a green spike (maybe from old low CRI LED instruments), setting a white balance automatically will no more correct that than setting the tempetature m
Black Clothing is blowing out the blacks.
by chris pike 4 months ago
Hello, please see photo, which is is still from a video shoot with a Canon 5d iii. The black leggings are blowing out the blacks. You can't tell which leg is in front. Any suggestions from a lighting,
Re: Black Clothing is blowing out the blacks.
by chris pike 4 months ago
Thanks again for the advise on bleaching. I did some reading, and it appears you are correct that bleaching won't work to dampen the solid black. So I ordered a bunch of dance shorts in the "slate gre
Quick way to raise camera 10'
by chris pike 5 months ago
Hi. The tallest tripod I can find goes about 6 feet. I'd like the ability to raise the camera to about 10' and shoot down at an angle. Must be relatively quick change. I could get 10' feet up with a j
Re: Quick way to raise camera 10'
by chris pike 5 months ago
I found a connector that lets me put a ball head camera mount on top of a C-stand. We did a quick shoot, and there doesn't appear to be shaking in the video. Thanks for the ideas.
youtube studio mic setup
by Joel Conder 7 months ago
Hey guys, I m a professional cameraman editor so do know a fair amount about audio but struggling to come up with the best set up for our new YouTube studio at home. So the setup is me and my 2 kids s
Re: youtube studio mic setup
by chris pike 6 months ago
Hi Ty, I just bought your Cd "Audio bootcamp Field guide..." I look forward to reading it. I was wondering if you have a message board where I can ask you some additional questions about audio I am cu
Diffusion Scrim question: Two 4x4s or one 42x72?
by chris pike 8 months ago
I have to light a standing model from head to toe. I'm using two led panels, one at knee height and one at about 7 feet up (and pointed slightly down). The following question may seem trivial, but the
Re: Diffusion Scrim question: Two 4x4s or one 42x72?
by chris pike 8 months ago
RE: Roll of diffusion. I have been told that the model will look better if the top light (seven feet high) is aimed slightly downward on the models face. If a roll of diffusion paper is vertical, then
Wasting time leveling camera. Answer: Bowl head?
by chris pike 8 months ago
I sometimes shoot the full body of my model, sometimes the head and shoulders, sometimes I shoot the lower body. So I have to raise the camera up and down, but each time I do this I have to adjust eac
Re: Wasting time leveling camera. Answer: Bowl head?
by Steve Kownacki 8 months ago
I use a flat head for stills because it's pretty easy to shoot really wide and edit the pix, but I have always used a proper bowl-type tripod, saves an immense amount of time and aggravation as you ar
How to gel a window with panes from inside
by chris pike 8 months ago
I'm doing a shoot on the third floor of an old office building with too much light coming in the windows. I dont' have access to the windows from outside. The two windows have eight panes each. It wou
Re: How to gel a window with panes from inside
by chris pike 8 months ago
Hi Mark, here is a part of the video, with the curtains: https: www.youtube.com channel UCl8vtv8DeqOjt0XsDYxOAaQ videos The curtain on the left is a denser fabric, it was a bed sheet actually, but I t
Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd
by chris pike 9 months ago
These are screen shots from video. Shot this with a Canon 5D mark iii. The cameraman said, hey your arm is dissappearing, during the shoot. So it wasn't a postproduction issue.
Re: Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd
by chris pike 9 months ago
Thanks for the help everyone. I understand now how the disappearance of my arm is really a form of motion blur. I won't attempt to shoot in this location again with that bright background. It was too
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 pike 10 months ago
I'm new to the subject of color accuracy, but my understanding is that the best solution to the problem here ("Premiere program monitor looks VERY different to the exported video") is to buy a color a
Bi colored versus daylight LEDs
by chris pike 10 months ago
From my experience, I would argue that bicolored LEDs are not a good use of money. You are better of buying a daylight LED and throwing a CTO gel on it. What is your opinion You will get more power wi
Re: Bi colored versus daylight LEDs
by leanne lian 10 months ago
budget is a question, but it also depended on the requirement, in which occasion installation, I think bi-color led light is mainly distinguish from RGBW
Changing Volume or Gain for Better Sound Quality in Final Product
by David Smooth 2 years ago
Which is better for retaining sound quality in your export; changing the gain or lowering the volume on the clip itself
Re: Changing Volume or Gain for Better Sound Quality in Final Product
by chris pike 10 months ago
Also, I find it easier to control gain. I just press "g" and then enter a number with up to two digits of precision. Hell of a lot easier than working with rubber bands, or opening up volume in effect
Changes to gain do not propagate through nesting
by chris pike 10 months ago
If I change the gain of an audio file in the source monitor, that change doesn't reach to the clip in a sequence. If I change the gain of a sequence, that change doesn't propagate to where the sequenc
Re: Changes to gain do not propagate through nesting
by Shane Ross 10 months ago
Well...or don't nest. Just copy paste from one location to the other, and that way you have access to all the individual clips. Nesting really serves little to no useful purpose. Shane Little Frog Pos
Does rendering improve export?
by chris pike 10 months ago
I have some artifacts of my editing in the export. They are little blips of specks of black, that have no reason to be there. I wonder whether, if I render the project first, maybe PP will have an eas
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Re: Does rendering improve export?
by chris pike 10 months ago
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. I learned a lot about rendering. As for my original problem, I was seeing a black artifact that flashed on my screen. I saw it when it played in my timel
Keep sequence attributes, but substitute new clips
by chris pike 10 months ago
I have a sequence for a text "slider", which I use repeatedly. The sequence contains four graphical elements, each with attributes of motion. The timing of these elements in the sequence is also impor
Re: Keep sequence attributes, but substitute new clips
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
chris pike " However, it doesn't get me quite where I want to go." No, but a duplicate sequence DOES allow you to experiment without altering the original. TO WIT: Duplicate the sequence & open it. F
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looking for music to license
by chris pike 10 months ago
Any suggestions for where I can get music for my youtube videos. I did listen to some stuff from one company, and was unimmpressed.
Are these lights worthless?
by chris pike 10 months ago
A year ago I started making videos, and I bought these two lights by Fovitec Studio Pro https: www.amazon.com dp B00O9RH38W ref=psdc_3347881_t2_B00GNLO83A They claimed to have a 93 CRI. I now know the
Re: Are these lights worthless?
by clyde villegas 5 months ago
Hi Todd. I'm not an expert in lighting. Can you compensate low CRI by increasing saturation vibrance in post I just ordered a couple of cheap lighting fixtures (for the lowest budgeted projects; I usu
Do my LED lights have a green spike?
by chris pike 10 months ago
Hello, I have been in video production for a year now. I have picked up a collection of nine LED panels, new and used. I have two different brands in this collection. I have new panels and panels that
Re: Do my LED lights have a green spike?
by chris pike 10 months ago
Yes, I guess a light meter that can see the spectrum is in the $2000. What qualifies as a "decent monitor" I have an atamos Ninja recorder, which has a five inch screen, but I guess that isn't what yo
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