Fix it in Post

Every Videographer Faces these Problems...
Every Videographer Needs these Solutions!

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Learn how color correction can turn this... How to Correct Color...into this!

Washed out colors, crackly audio, shaky footage...Whether you're a beginner or an old pro, you know these problems well. You can be shooting video for years, handling your equipment and setting up your shots as precisely and carefully as humanly possible, and still! You still see the same infuriating problems crop up time and again, because these blunders and goofs are universal -- no amount of preparation will catch them all. Even if you've just started shooting video for the first time, chances are you've already encountered them. And you can be sure that you're going to keep encountering them over the course of your video career. Luckily, you CAN fix them in post production with Videomaker's How to Fix it in Post DVD.

You're going to see at least one of these problems on every shoot, so now is the time to start fixing them. Post production isn't just the solution for long-time, professional videographers; these simple solutions to complex video are for everyone. Adobe software is used as demonstration software, but this DVD teaches theory and techniques that can be used in most current editing programs.

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How to Color Correct Video -- Be honest; nobody gets color right the first time. Beginners and pros alike are often at the mercy of the elements when it comes to shooting, so you can expect to shoot plenty of footage where a bright glare reduced all your colors to a wash. Or you'll find that your colors show up unnaturally bright, making your whole video look like a crazy circus! We'll show you how to adjust contrast and saturation to tone down harsh, garish colors or ramp up bland washed-out hues.

How to Deinterlace Footage -- Interlacing footage was a godsend for early broadcasters, but it can be a headache when you're trying to make smooth video. Ever wonder why your videos always seem blurry no matter how carefully you position your camera? Interlacing is the culprit! We'll show you how to use easy-to-understand life-saving techniques like field combination, field extension, and motion detection to smooth out those annoying interlace lines that make every video look slipshod.

How to Fix Shaky Footage -- Why is that no matter how carefully you handle your camera, your footage is always comes out wobbly and jittery? It's not you! Sensitive cameras are supposed to pick up every little bump and jostle -- you've just got to smooth them out in post production. We'll show you how you can use motion trackers and editing software to turn a nausea-inducing rollercoaster ride into smooth sailing. Leave the dramamine at home, because you won't need it anymore! These easy fixes will turn any shaky video into a steady masterpiece.

How to Get Rid of Hiss and Hum in Audio -- The set was absolutely silent except for your actors, so why do your videos always seem full of hisses and hums? Again, it's not because you're shooting wrong. Your equipment can pick up electrical feedback and other noises that you might not be able to hear on set. All videographers know how frustrating it is when you realize that your perfect scene is ruined by some barely perceptible hum in the background. We'll show you how to conquer audio problems with high and low pass filters, notch filters, and automated tasks. Strip out only the unwanted frequencies, so you can get rid of invasive noises without losing the dialogue, music or sound effects that you want to keep.

How to Convert Frame Rates -- Here's a perpetual headache: You're faced with combining footage from two different shoots and you find that it's been shot at two frame rates! Or may you need to show your movie to a European audience and you've just realized that you're going to have to convert it to PAL-friendly 24 frames/second. Whatever the reason, you know the inevitable outcome: Suddenly voices don't match up with lips and everyone is talking in squeaky high-pitched Mickey Mouse voices! We'll show you how to use pitch shifting and footage interpretation to convert from one rate to another without letting your audio get all wonky!

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Objects in Footage -- Here's one you probably thought was impossible. You're watching your footage and you notice that something's in shot that shouldn't -- maybe you can see a crew member's shadow, maybe a boom mic dipped into frame, or maybe you just left a tripod standing in the background. How are you going to fix that? We'll show you some magic tricks that will make those problems just disappear in a flash. You'll be amazed at how techniques like scaling and cropping, chroma keying, motion tracking can make your touched-up video look natural!

These problems aren't just the concern of big time videographers; you'll experience them the first time that you pick up a camera. How to Fix it in Post is the essential tool for everyone working with video. Pro, beginner, or anywhere in-between -- you'll need to deal with these nasty problems time and again. Let us show you the best ways to lick them!

We've all had to work with footage that was far from perfect. Most video can use a bit of help in post production, especially if a shoot didn't go quite right. Learn how to give your footage a continuous look by color correcting, deinterlacing, and converting frame rates. Find out how to fix shaky footage and bad audio, and even remove objects from a scene. Use these tricks and every shot can live up to its potential you imagined.

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