Picture Profiles with A7SII and a RX100? by stan welks 2 years ago I'm new to working with Picture Profiles and color grading. Do the Picture Profiles on an A7SII and a RX100 work the same way If you learn how to work with Slog2 on one camera do you expose the same w
DSLR video vs. dedicated video cameras? by stan welks 4 years 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
Legalities of filming at a dog park? by stan welks 4 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 4 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
thoughts on green screen gloves? by stan welks 4 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 4 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,
Washing green screen fabric? by stan welks 4 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 4 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
ICC Profile questions by stan welks 5 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 5 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
Ingesting 4K footage into CS6? by stan welks 5 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 5 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 5 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 stan welks 5 years ago 1. Do you know if the metadata that Prelude creates is universal If I leave the CS CC world, will the metadata be read by other applications 2. Any idea if the new AVCHD file that Prelude creates when
Re: Using a new Macbook Air with CS6? by Michael Hendrix 6 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.
Shooting at a higher frame rate by stan welks 6 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
Re: Shooting at a higher frame rate by stan welks 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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: CF vs. SDHC by Noah Kadner 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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
Which handheld mic is a better choice? by stan welks 10 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!
Mic placement and cable question by stan welks 10 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
How does my audio sound? by stan welks 10 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
Speakers or just headphones? by stan welks 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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
dust cover for HVX200 by stan welks 10 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 10 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
Garbage matte to remove parts of background? by stan welks 11 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
HVX Folder Icons? by stan welks 11 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 11 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.
Turning off the internal mic? by stan welks 11 years ago How do I configure the HVX so it does not record from the internal mic Is there any reason to record from the internal mic if I am using a lav Thanks.
Re: Turning off the internal mic? by Michael Sacci 11 years ago On everything (other than DV25) the internal mic is always being recorded. If you have external mics in 1 and 2 the internal moves to channels 3 and 4. So it is always there. Not a real big deal, I no
Questions about placement of subject by stan welks 11 years ago I want to shoot video of myself talking about different topics without any camera movement. 1. Based on the rule of thirds, is the idea that I will be located within either the left or right column, b
Re: Questions about placement of subject by stan welks 11 years ago There will also be a 30-inch display in the background hung on the wall behind me that will occasionally have graphics displayed on it. My idea is to place myself in the foreground on the left side an
Adjusting/configuring lav questions by stan welks 11 years ago I am running a COS-11x omni-directional miniature pre-polarized lavalier mic directly into Channel 1 on the HVX. I went through these steps: - I connect the XLR to Input 1 - I switch the Input 1 optio
Re: Adjusting/configuring lav questions by stan welks 11 years ago I did have the mic power on so I turned it off. 1. Can this damage the mic since it is already powered 2. When I switched from MIC to LINE on the front, it no longer recorded audio. I switched it back