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stan welks

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October 23rd 2006
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Basic Questions
by stan welks 4 weeks ago
Can someone please give me some basic info regarding what types of projects you might use Cinema 4D for vs. 3D Studio Max vs. Maya vs. Paintbrush Thank you.
Using KNO 4-Banks vs. Divas for Key lighting?
by stan welks 4 months ago
I am going to borrow some lights to do some simple video interviews and still photography. 1. Would a KNO 4-bank or a Diva be better as a key I plan to use foam core or a reflector for the fill 2. Wou
Re: Using KNO 4-Banks vs. Divas for Key lighting?
by stan welks 4 months ago
I spent some time adding a different backdrop, an ARRI 150 for the back hair light, and two Divas to light the background. 1.) Does the back hair light listed in the photos numbered #2 and #3 appear a
Switching from Premiere - how different is Avid Media Composer?
by stan welks 9 months ago
Coming from Premiere CC 2015, how different is Avid in terms of interface, doing basic editing, a little with titles, and some motion being applied to still photos Nothing much more than that... Thank
Re: Switching from Premiere - how different is Avid Media Composer?
by stan welks 9 months ago
you have media in a folder in a very specific folder structure that you can't modify, or Avid won't see it. With Premiere, I copy media to a folder on my external drive, and import it into Premiere.
DSLR video vs. dedicated video cameras?
by stan welks 1 year ago
I'm looking at some DSLR vs. dedicated video cameras, and am curious to hear some professional opinions in terms of pros cons. I'm looking for multiple cameras with the following criteria: $2,000 - $2
How much free space does Cinema 4D need on an SSD?
by stan welks 1 year ago
I'm planning to purchase a bunch of iMacs with 256GB internal SSD. The plan is to have all of the media on external drives, and only use the 256GB SSD for the OS and applications, including Premiere,
Parodies and covers of commercially available music?
by stan welks 2 years ago
1. Do you need to seek permission to parody a commercially available song if the parody will be played on a monetized Youtube video 2. Does the original author of the song receive royalties If so, is
Re: Parodies and covers of commercially available music?
by Mike Smith 2 years ago
Covers should be straightforward - just pay the required royalties to rights holders. Parody could be more tricky. In essence if your version is intended to make money then it may well be necessary to
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Advice for shooting outside against a green screen
by stan welks 2 years ago
I want to shoot footage of a baby, and a dog separately, and composite both into After Effects making it seem like the baby is riding the dog. My plan: - use a c stand to hold a large collapsible gree
Re: Advice for shooting outside against a green screen
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
The farther back the screen goes, the larger it has to be, and large, outdoors, in wind, can be trouble. Just remember you don't need a *lot* of green around the edge,just a bare minimum and the rest
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Legalities of filming at a dog park?
by stan welks 2 years ago
I want to shoot some video of my dog at a dog park. I will do my best to not get any people into the shot, though I would like for my dog to play with other dogs in a shot. The footage will be part of
Re: Legalities of filming at a dog park?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
999 times out of a thousand you don't have to worry about logos at all. People seem to get all up in arms about that, but really it's virtually a non-issue. If there was a complete avoidance of all lo
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thoughts on green screen gloves?
by stan welks 2 years ago
Just wondering if anyone has used green screen gloves along with a green screen to hold something in a shoot and later key the gloves out Would you recommend them Do they work well I found these http:
Re: thoughts on green screen gloves?
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
I can visualize situations where the gloves could be very helpful expedient. You might consider also having a blue pair as well. You want the fingers to fit pretty tightly. Having a cube or apple box,
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Washing green screen fabric?
by stan welks 2 years ago
I have a large green screen fabric that has no cleaning instructions. It is a bit dusty so I was thinking of cleaning it, though I am concerned about the color changing from it being washed or dried.
Re: Washing green screen fabric?
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
I'd imagine dry cleaning for these. Depends if it's been treated for fire resistance, and with what chemicals. Best advice is, don't get it too dirty in the first place, and test any cleaning products
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Lighting setup for newborn photo/video shoot?
by stan welks 3 years ago
I am very new to lighting. I want to shoot some photos videos of a newborn in a small bedroom. My plan is to lay the baby on a bed, and stand above her on a chair to take photos videos. I have access
Re: Lighting setup for newborn photo/video shoot?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
stan welks " There seems to be pink spilling over from the chair onto the subject. What can I do to minimize this " This is going to seem like a totally smartass answer (and I don't mean it to be), b
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What to look for in a consumer level video camera?
by stan welks 2 years ago
We need to buy a bunch of consumer level video cameras for students to shoot video that they can later edit. I'm looking in the $500 and less price range at BH http: www.bhphotovideo.com c search...93
ICC Profile questions
by stan welks 3 years ago
I'm a bit confused by ICC profiles. 1. How do I know what ICC profile my monitor is set to 2. How do I know what ICC profile my printer is set to 3. Is the idea that I use color calibration tools to t
Hue/Saturation adjustment layer questions
by stan welks 3 years ago
I'm using a Hue Saturation adjustment layer to boost the saturation of my reds, greens and yellows. 1. Does it make a difference if you boost the saturation for the Master prior to adjusting the indiv
Re: Hue/Saturation adjustment layer questions
by Angelo Lorenzo 3 years ago
stan welks "1. Does it make a difference if you boost the saturation for the Master prior to adjusting the individual colors like reds, and greens Does the order matter if you do the reds and greens
Fair Use by editing compilation videos from other people's YouTube videos???
by stan welks 3 years ago
I have a hundred or so videos of my bird uploaded to YouTube, with some of my videos having over 500,000 views. I placed ads at the beginning of my videos with the intention that I might be able to ea
Re: Fair Use by editing compilation videos from other people's YouTube videos???
by stan welks 3 years ago
Hi Mark, Thank you for your insight. It is not worth it for me to get a lawyer, I guess I'm just really upset that this guy is able to continue what he is doing and Google YouTube is allowing it. It b
Ingesting 4K footage into CS6?
by stan welks 3 years ago
I am going to borrow a Sony FDR-AX100 and can choose to shoot some footage in 1080p or 4K. I do not have a need for 4K right now, though if I shoot it in 4K I would edit it and downconvert it to 1080p
Re: Ingesting 4K footage into CS6?
by EricBowen 3 years ago
CC supports XAVC but not CS6. You can use a 3rd party utility to convert such as the following: http: www.cinemartin.com cinec buy There are also some free utilities out there. Eric-ADK Tech Manager s
Prelude to Premiere CS6
by stan welks 3 years ago
I didn't see a Prelude forum, so I figured this might be the next best place. I m trying out Prelude CS6 and want to use it take clips from a 64GB SDHC card and place them into new folders, currently
Re: Prelude to Premiere CS6
by Ryan Holmes 3 years ago
stan welks "If I leave the CS CC world, will the metadata be read by other applications " No. Adobe's metadata information is proprietary to them. Anything buried within the clip itself will transfer
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universities pov for students. dont get into cc.
by Ricardo Marty 3 years ago
http: visualstudies.buffalo.edu vsFacilities 2014 01 10 recommendations-to-students-regarding-adobe-creative-cloud ricardo marty
Re: universities pov for students. dont get into cc.
by stan welks 3 years ago
I work at a community college and our goals are to provide students with skills and knowledge to get internships jobs and to transfer to 4-yr universities. There are some alternatives to CC out there,
AVCHD Workflow advice CS6 for exporting with no compression?
by stan welks 3 years ago
I'm copying the entire contents of my SD card to an external hard drive. I would like to ingest the footage from the folders and export into a format that will provide the highest quality possible, wi
Re: AVCHD Workflow advice CS6 for exporting with no compression?
by Ben Beasley 3 years ago
Hi This is quite an old thread but my query is very similar. If anyone reads this and can help me at all I'd greatly appreciate it. I work in a university art school department and support our student
Thoughts on using QT to import video for later editing in Premiere?
by stan welks 3 years ago
I have tons of AVCHD clips that need to be brought into a Mac for me to edit later. I was thinking of having other people help me, though I do not have enough licenses of Premiere to do this, so I'm t
Re: Thoughts on using QT to import video for later editing in Premiere?
by stan welks 3 years ago
Thanks Paul, I will look into Prelude. Is there anything in CS6 similar to what FCP 6 or 7 had where you could import clips and export them as self-contained QT files that apply no compression, and ca
Providing attribution for creative commons photos used?
by stan welks 4 years ago
I am downloading Creative Commons images to use in Photoshop and Illustrator, and the licenses for the images ask for attribution. How do you provide attribute on a graphic to the various people who o
Re: Providing attribution for creative commons photos used?
by stan welks 3 years ago
"But if you're creating a graphic, say, an print ad, or just doing a single element on a web page, go with what you're using for other artists. If nobody else is getting credit (you, your designer, Ge
Using a new Macbook Air for Photoshop?
by stan welks 4 years ago
I'm wondering what you think of using a Macbook Air to work with Photoshop with its lower screen resolution What do you think of the color reproduction. Thanks.
Using a new Macbook Air with CS6?
by stan welks 4 years ago
Just curious if anyone has used a Macbook Air to do light editing with CS6. How well does it perform Thanks.
Re: Using a new Macbook Air with CS6?
by Michael Hendrix 3 years ago
Not sure about CS6 but I know someone who just spent some time editing on a 2011 Macbook Air on Premiere CC and it performed well. He said the only issue came when he hooked up an external monitor.
Using a color matte to remove color cast from underwater video?
by stan welks 4 years ago
I'm going to shoot some underwater video with a GoPro without a red filter, and will need to add red to the footage in CS6 to remove some of the blue and green tint I will get from the video. I do not
Re: Using a color matte to remove color cast from underwater video?
by Tim Kolb 4 years ago
I agree with Ann. I use GoPro (as well as other cameras)underwater footage periodically and it's usually a simple matter of using a color corrector and countering whatever the dominant color of the wa
Shooting at a higher frame rate
by stan welks 4 years ago
If I understand correctly, shooting at a higher frame rate like 60fps: 1. will play back at normal speed in a 30fps or a 24fps Premiere or Final Cut Pro project, is this correct 2. allows you to slow
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Re: Shooting at a higher frame rate
by stan welks 4 years ago
So if I have 60fps footage being brought into a 30fps Premiere Pro project: 1.) I choose Modify Clip Assume this frame rate: and enter 30 fps in this location 2.) Does this process degrade the quality
Basic editing trailer question
by stan welks 4 years ago
I'm new to editing and want to use Premiere to edit a trailer for a film. I've been reading up online and have come across some info suggesting that if a movie is boring, that it is best to make a lon
Re: Basic editing trailer question
by stan welks 4 years ago
1.) For a theatrically released movie, who generally decides what makes it into a trailer the director and editor The studio 2.) Any idea how much time is generally allotted for making a trailer Thank
Fair use laws when using commercial video?
by stan welks 4 years ago
Can someone please provide some clarity regarding Fair Use laws with regard to ripping short clips from DVDs to be used in documentaries, movie reviews on blogs, etc. 1. Is there a length that you sho
Re: Fair use laws when using commercial video?
by stan welks 4 years ago
It seems that there is some understanding regarding how much of a commercially available video can be used without much risk of being sued. Before the advent of the internet, Siskel & Ebert (amongst m
Different aspect ratios in the same sequence?
by stan welks 5 years ago
I need to put different types of footage into the same sequence: 720 x 480 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 The 720 x 480 may be both 4:3 and 16:9 I plan to upconvert the SD footage to fit into the 1920 x 1080
Re: Different aspect ratios in the same sequence?
by stan welks 5 years ago
How do you check whether the pixels are square or not
CF vs. SDHC
by stan welks 5 years ago
I want to get the new Mark III and am curious if there is an advantage to using either CF or SDHC when shooting video Thanks.
Re: CF vs. SDHC
by Noah Kadner 5 years ago
The data rates you're working with in DSLR video end up making CD card and SDHC card performance pretty identical. It's more an issue when you're dealing with say 6fps full RAW stills. that's a lot of
Advice for a Final Cut Pro refugee
by stan welks 6 years ago
I work at a community college where we have been teaching Final Cut Pro to students as part of a multimedia program to train students to edit video for the web, mobile devices, documentaries and movie
Re: Advice for a Final Cut Pro refugee
by stan welks 6 years ago
Hi Shane, Thanks for the great reply and for the training DVD link! 1. Is there a higher end version of Avid Media Composer OR is this the same one that would also be installed on higher end editing w
Saving as a .PDF advice
by stan welks 6 years ago
I want to save a file as a .PDF to print in newsprint print quality and to print with an Epson inkjet color printer. The file is RGB. Can someone look over my settings and tell me what they think, and
Converting web for the video questions
by stan welks 6 years ago
Using File Export Using Quicktime Conversion: 1.) How does changing the number of Key Frames affect the exported video Does this determine how much it is compresed 2.) I am making video for Youtube an
Re: Converting web for the video questions
by Steve Eisen 6 years ago
Use Compressor. Export QuickTime Movie and drop that file into Compressor. Do a search for YouTube preset and go. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group
Magic Wand VS. Quick Selection Tool
by stan welks 7 years ago
1. Are there general guidelines for when the Magic Wand works better than the Quick Selection tool and vice versa 2. Is the idea of the Quick Selection Tool to simply drag over the area you want to se
Selecting pixels on the outer edge of an item?
by stan welks 7 years ago
When making a selection with either a lasso or Magic Wand, it seems to select the item, however, when I zoom in, there seems to be lots of soft pixels on the edges of the items that are not being incl
Re: Selecting pixels on the outer edge of an item?
by Christina Rodriguez 7 years ago
1. You may need to increase your Selection Tolerance 2. In Selet menu, select "Similar" and or you can try "Grow" 3. Instead of using Magic wand, go to SELECT Color Range. Play with the tolerance and
Recommendations for 3d programs for creating animated sequences?
by stan welks 7 years ago
I want to learn another program to create animated sequences, bumpers and intros for web shows. Which 3D programs are commonly used for this Which ones would you recommend investing time into learning
Re: Recommendations for 3d programs for creating animated sequences?
by Steve Roberts 7 years ago
Speaking of the Mograph module, I use it whenever I want to make "a bunch of something" in any C4D project ... not just motion graphics. It's indispensable.
Color correcting footage
by stan welks 7 years ago
Can RED footage be color corrected in the program Color that comes with the Final Cut Studio, or should it be done professionally If it should not be done in Color, what are the limitations of using t
Re: Color correcting footage
by Uli Plank 7 years ago
To make it a bit more clear: speed changes shot in the RED are fine, only ramped speed changes from FCP can be trouble (constant is OK). Director of the Institute of Media Research (IMF) at Braunschwe
Downconverting video for Final Cut Pro
by stan welks 7 years ago
I want to help someone work with video shot on a RED camera in Final Cut Pro. The video will need to be sized for 720 x 480. 1. What program can I use to downcovert the video 2. What file format shoul
Re: Downconverting video for Final Cut Pro
by stan welks 7 years ago
Thanks.
Swapping videos and maintaing motion properties?
by stan welks 7 years ago
I have an existing project with videos that are moving around screen and scaling up-and-down. I would like to swap a new video for some of the ones that are on the Canvas and maintain the same motion
Re: Swapping videos and maintaing motion properties?
by Dave LaRonde 7 years ago
Select the new clip in the browser. Copy it. Find the clip to change in the edit timeline, right-click on it and use the Paste Attributes command, selecting Content and nothing else. Make sure the cli
Which handheld mic is a better choice?
by stan welks 7 years ago
Which handheld mic is a better choice for speaking directly into the mic on location and for pointing toward someone else to interview them beyerdynamic M58N(C) or EV RE50N D-B Thanks!
Re: Which handheld mic is a better choice?
by Richard Kuenneke 7 years ago
I like my Sennheiser MD 46 Cardioid handhelds. I like cardioid because it doesn't capture as much background noise as an omni directional. It looks fantastic too. Rich
Mic placement and cable question
by stan welks 7 years ago
1.) Using a Countryman headset, how far should the mic be from my mouth I have experimented with a few different distances, though what is generally the idea distance 2.) Are there any issues with the
Re: Mic placement and cable question
by stan welks 7 years ago
How does the windscreen affect the sound quality in an interior shot if it is not needed Does it muffle the sound Thanks.
How does my audio sound?
by stan welks 7 years ago
I'm curious to hear what you think regarding the quality of my audio, and its levels in the following clip: http: www.youtube.com watch v=w8qF4UdwPqg I did not apply any filters, adjust volume, or do
Re: How does my audio sound?
by stan welks 7 years ago
Thanks everyone!
Speakers or just headphones?
by stan welks 7 years ago
I am going to do some voice overs for web and DVD. I already have some nice headphones. Should I also be listening to my audio through speakers If so, can anyone recommend some speakers that are suita
Re: Speakers or just headphones?
by Ty Ford 7 years ago
Hello Stan, If the headphones are Sony MDR-7506 or Audio Technica ATH-M50, you should be OK, but it is noce to hear your own voice over really good monitors. Regards, Ty Ford Want better production au
Advice for recording spoken word
by stan welks 7 years ago
I want to do some screen recorded tutorials and talk over them. I want to plug a mic directly into my Mac to do this without going through a mixer, and it will not be in a sound proof room. It will be
Re: Advice for recording spoken word
by stan welks 7 years ago
As it turns out, I have access to a Countryman E6 B6. 1. It has different caps, a very crisp response one, a flat response one, and a crisp response one. Which is best to use for what I will be doing
Basic HVX Question: How far back to place camera?
by stan welks 7 years ago
I am going to use an HVX-200 to shoot video within a very small area (my living room). The portion of video that will be within the frame will be around 7-ft wide. I will be standing about 5 ft from a
Re: Basic HVX Question: How far back to place camera?
by stan welks 7 years ago
I am new to all of this, so thanks for your patience. I want everything to be in sharp focus, including me in the foreground as well as the background items. 1.) By saying: "The longer the focal lengt
dust cover for HVX200
by stan welks 7 years ago
I am going to need to keep an HVX200 setup for a long period of time and when it is not being used, it will be on the tripod and exposed to dust. 1. Any issues with using one of those cans of air spra
Re: dust cover for HVX200
by Dan Brockett 7 years ago
Also, canned air always randomly releases propellants that can really screw up electronics, can smudge your lens, eyepiece or LCD, etc. You really should avoid canned air with cameras. Use a Giottos R
Examples of educational simulations or games?
by stan welks 8 years ago
Does anyone know of any links to high quality interactive educational simulations or games for college students I want to see what is possible. Thanks.
Can you make files at 1280 X 720?
by stan welks 8 years ago
1.) Is it possible to make a short file (around 15 seconds) in Flash at 1280 X 720 so I can import it into Final Cut Pro and edit it together with other video shot at 720 2.) Are there issues with doi
Re: Can you make files at 1280 X 720?
by stan welks 8 years ago
Just because I know Flash to be able to do what I want and I do not know After Effects.
Garbage matte to remove parts of background?
by stan welks 8 years ago
I want to shoot video of myself in front of a green screen, though the way the room is set up, the green screen will be behind me, though other parts of the background in the frame of video will not h
Re: Garbage matte to remove parts of background?
by Chris Poisson 8 years ago
The garbage matte should work fine. Once you are keyed you can move or size yourself anywhere.Have a wonderful day.
HVX Folder Icons?
by stan welks 9 years ago
Does anyone know where I can get an HVX graphic that I can use for my folders on my Mac I am looking for one specifically designed for this purpose. Thanks.
Re: HVX Folder Icons?
by stan welks 9 years ago
I just meant any HVX related graphic that has been designed and optimized for use with Mac OS folders. I want to replace the generic folder icon with an HVX related one.
Can you tell the difference between SD and DVCPRO HD after downconverted?
by stan welks 9 years ago
I would like to use 2 cameras to shoot some video at 720p with an HVX and some SD with the DVX and bring it into the timeline. The final delivery will be h.264. Will there be a noticeable difference i
Re: Can you tell the difference between SD and DVCPRO HD after downconverted?
by Charles Taylor 9 years ago
If you have access to an optical flow uprezzer (Shake does it, dunno about AE) uprezz the DVX to 720, edit in 720. Shoot progressive on the DVX. That's the maximum quality go-through. If the h.254 is
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