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  • in reply to: Which is the best free video editor? #72040736
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    I made my first documentary with Adobe Premiere Elements and yes it does support green screen

    in reply to: Which is the best free video editor? #72039874
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    Spend $20 and buy Adobe Premiere Elements (with a serial number) on ebay.

    in reply to: Which small upgrade should come first? #72038320
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    You say “in outdoor lighting, the G6 makes great looking vids, but indoors (which is my only setting), it really doesn’t”. If you are using the indoor location as seen in your video I don’t think the Samsung NX3000 upgrade will solve the problem. Seems from what you are saying if you get your lighting right you will then get same result as outdoors. My suggestions for solutions would be use different darker room background, consider defusing the light by attach drawing paper to front and of Dedolight and/or use walls to bounce light onto talent. In similar situations to yours I use a green screen, that way I can use any background I want.

    in reply to: selecting audio for videos #72037750
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    In general use a beat of the music as a marker to change each time scene clip, in other words use the music as your starting point and edit clips to that music’s beat. Use music that you consider is most appropriate/appealing for your videos intended audience.

    Programs like Adobe Audition will identify beats in the music

    in reply to: Video animation question #72034225
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    Check out Reallusion “Crazy Talk Animator”

    in reply to: video feedback please #72025512
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    From what I seen I think you have enough clips in your video to assemble a story line. Airtravel to location, social gathering before journey, the journey demonstrated with a map, scenery on the journey with various location on small title, resting, etc etc end could be… going back home on the plane!

    in reply to: Newbie questions! #72025385
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    On any multi camera shoot all that is necessary to sync the audio and video occurs at the start of a recording use a “clapper board” or a loud hand clap.

    Then when editing align the clap noise from each camera/recorder on the timelines and that will ensure your video and audio will be in sync. If IMovie does not allow you to work with multiple timelines then perhaps an economical option is to look at Adobe Premiere Elements as a start to edit your music. My first TV documentary in 2005 was edited with Elements. This YouTube video may help you, link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_vRTbLn4lk

    You can then delete the audio from the Zoom H4 recorder and select whatever video you want.

    If you an amplifier to record your music best quality audio will come via a direct feed from your amplifier. If IMovie does not allow you to work with multiple timelines then perhaps an economical option is to look at Adobe Premiere Elements as a start to edit your music. My first TV documentary in 2005 was edited with Elements.

    in reply to: video feedback please #72025383
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    As a Videographer, overall a great job in very scenic locations.

    However the video would have greater apeal had the edit ensured the video told a story (without using words).

    Trust the above helps.

    in reply to: Need more Feedback for this.. #71105262
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    I thought the video recording itself was good.

    The pace of the both the music and the video (which I don’t doubt was by design slow) would put me to sleep.

    Research shows an audience switches off a video after 90 seconds unless the video contains a visual or audio hook/s which compels the viewer to continue to watch, or the video is of a subject of specific interest to the viewer.

    in reply to: Video Production for Marketing – tips? #284085
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    Tom Hydra nothing wrong with your marketing spill, all sound good. When selling I was taught its important to make "proof statements" words alone don't constitute a proof statement  (e.g."I'm going to jump over the moon tonight"). 

    The following stasticts maybe usefull:  (i)  90% of information processed by the brain is visual (ii) 95% of video information is retained compared to text (iii) Information retained in one minute of video is equal to about 1.9 million written words.  There are multiple  studies were similar stastical information relating to video has been published (by universitys and others) and availabe on the web,   https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2017/03/08/video-marketing-statistics

    Trust this helps.

     

      

    in reply to: funny lines from my LED light #278578
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    Rob, what you are describing sounds like 60cps hum on the video, you can confirm this, by checking, out the TV screen effect in first thirty seconds of a YouTube video titled "Ground Loops and Hum" by TheOnLineEngineer.  Most probable cause is no or poor AC filter circuit in the Husky light (Flouresent lights habitually cause the problem). This can normally be eliminated with a 60cps in line AC filter (sometimes found in multi outlet powerboards). To avoid the problem altogether suggest a 192 (or greater) LED on camera mount battery opertaed light with almost the same specs as Husky (1500 lumen v 1350 lumen). Total cost should be less than US$50 and it comes with additional features for video/photography. Trust this assists.

     

     

    in reply to: Green Screen Troubles #277981
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    Problems arise with green screen shoots when (i) the lighting set up is not 100% even across the entire green screen or (ii) lighting creates hot spots on the screen and/or (iii) the talent is too close to the screen and casts a shadow. For a low cost budget video using a green screen outdoors can be an answer.

    You can tell your boss the outdoor method is cheaper than lighting or hiring a green screen studio.

    I have found Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 “Ultra Key” Effect affords best keying results. I have found PP CS6 to outpreform other editing software. Short 15 second example is: https://youtu.be/iOyQN0oNPgc

    in reply to: Looking into 4k cameras to go with my current NX 100 #215700
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    4K Video Camera.

    Have been using a FDR-AX100 for over a year now very happy with it.
    Easy to use great 4K results, only negative (in my opinion) is that there is no XLR input/s… only 3.5mm audio in
    The AX100 is used as either a stand alone and/or as a second camera with Sony PXW-Z150 (which as XLR input/s)

    RockyRocky
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    Using a laptop to copy a DV tape without a video capture card presents problems. This You Tube Video explains one method how to solve your problem. Good Luck

    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BthebohwsDkheck

    in reply to: What steps do you use for business on a video project #215492
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    Ensure your terms of trade are clearly set out and attached to your contract. My contracts requires a payment of 50% up front, on first day of shoot, with the remaining 50% payable at handover of client approved completed work. I never use the word “quote” as that legally binds you to a fixed price, I use the word “estimate” and that leaves room for a client to add extras etc., which would incur an addition cost.

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