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  • in reply to: How much to charge a client to do a video? #211036
    Avatarklh121560
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    Thank you both for your input and advice!!!

    in reply to: Importing Premiere Pro project into After Effects? #206112
    Avatarklh121560
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    Thanks Barry. However, what I am talking about is actually within Adter Effects. Once I open After Effects and import a PP project, it creates all the folders and imports the assets great. But how do I get them on a After effects timeline in the same order, clip length, etc.. as they were in Premiere Pro? If I drag them down to make a composition, it will take all the origibal assets and put them there (or whatever I've chosen), but not as edited clips in the same order as they were in Premiere pro. 

     

    So I'm hoping anyone with After Effects knows how or can point me in the right direction.

     

    Thanks again!

    in reply to: what’s your computer configuration when using Red Giant? #206110
    Avatarklh121560
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    I use Red Giant, mostly the Magic Bullet Suite (some Trapcode). These are all plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 (for me). My machine is a HP Pavillion dv7 quad-core i7 with 16GB RAM, ATI Radeon graphics card, and lots of HD space. You will need alot of power to run these effects. I have found that applying them is no issue, but getting a good preview slows down over clips with applied effects. The render process is not too bad, but then again, I always give it two passes. The stronger, the better. 

    Oh yeah, and if you have a really good separate graphics card with as much on-board RAM as it holds, even better. Wish I had a Nvidia, but that's life.

     

    Good Luck

    Ken

    in reply to: Depth-of-Field ??? #206062
    Avatarklh121560
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    Thanks Woody, I had a feeling that was the case.

    in reply to: Depth-of-Field ??? #206054
    Avatarklh121560
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    I don't think my post came out right so I am posting again.

     

    I would like to be able to do a really good job on getting depth-of-field in my video clips. I have a procam camcorder (canon vixia hf r21) which does not have manual apereture, so I am limited to plug-ins. I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5 (and now CS6), and have tried many plugins including rack-focus, etc .. Most I can get is overall blurs, or horizontal or vertical blur, but I was hoping to get a DOF like in a picture where the foreground object is clear but the background is out of focus. I am hoping to do this in Premiere rather than have to go into After Effects.

     

    Does anyone know how to do this in Adobe Premiere pro CS5/6  ???

     

    Thanks in advance for any help offered !!!!!!

     

    – Ken

     

    in reply to: Best mic for recording small group discussions? #206049
    Avatarklh121560
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    Thank you all for your replies. For now, I have used my omni lav (AT899) and strategically placed close to the center (or just outside the frame by the side) and it has done a relatively decent job. As far as a purchase, though I like the sennheiser, it was taken. Any decent ones are too expensive for my range unfortunately. So I have decided to go with the Azden SGM-2x. I like the fact it can be used both as a cardioid and omni mic, reviews have been excellent (as well as video's I've seen on them), and it is in my $$$ range. Good lavs to mic everyone would have been too expensive for me. My AT899 is great for one person. Just as good as a Countryman B6. Very sensitive and pics up so much. But for on-camera mic, I think the Azden will do well.

     

    Thank you all again for your help and advice!

     

     

    – Ken

    in reply to: Best mic for recording small group discussions? #205946
    Avatarklh121560
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    Ok Bill, so one question then. I noticed in the video they said this mic is good for short sounds, like 2-3 ft away. But in a usual discussion or group shoot, one may be taping at 5-to-7 feet away. I wonder if this will work for that or if something else would be a better match?

     

    Thanks

    Ken

    in reply to: Best mic for recording small group discussions? #205941
    Avatarklh121560
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    Bill,

     

    Absolutely true. I actually did use my omni AT899 in the middle of a group, and the sound was great. But the problem is always trying to find ways of hiding the mic cable with each shot. On a tripod with a single shot, it's doable, but trying to move around to get different angles is tougher. Sometimes I can be very creative, but I realized SOME situations just don't lend themselves to a running a wired cable and trying to hide it. This is why I hope to get a Mic on a cold shoe. Also, yes to your question about having a matching transformer to my camcorder. Pearstone makes a very good one I bought.

     

    So, still looking at a cardiod/super-cardiod type mic for my camcorder. Thoughts about others in the $200 – $300 market?

     

    Thanks

    Ken

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