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  • in reply to: New guy needs advice about XLR Adapter #175210
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    I was told with the vx2100 that if you hook up an RCA male to XLR female you need to switch around audio options in the menu screen from (if memory serves me right) RCA unbalanced to XLR balanced. But I can’t find those options anywhere on the camera, is that bullcrap or am I missing something?

    in reply to: job list sites #170433
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    what sites do you all use? the only site that I use is craigslist.com. Any suggestions on other ones? good ones.
    thanks

    in reply to: Lenses #170371
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    no prob

    in reply to: Lenses #170369
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    you should maybe be able to get a decent picture on a consumer cam for 450. Certain bells and whistles are basically your preferance. Ya know like, nightshot, and how much zoom you want etc. Something that I would recommend though, is manual controls. Manual exposure, and manual focus functions. Practice on those cause you’ll need them down the road if you’re interested in video production. Those cameras usually have little effects on them like: sepia, negative, b&w, emboss etc. They’re there but, don’t use them, wait till you edit to add effects.

    in reply to: Lenses #170367
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    If you’re a fan of the ZR series go for it. But have you ever used one or haha heard one? I had a ZR consumer camera a while ago I forget what model, but it had a fan or something next to the mic on the camera. So, if it were quiet while I was recording there would be a very obvious vibrating noise that drove me nuts. I don’t know if they’ve corrected this. Check out some panasonics first. They’re pretty much going to take over the market and surpass Sony here in a while is the word on the street. If nothing sparks your interest move to Sony or JVC products.

    in reply to: Lenses #170365
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    I don’t think so. That’s a consumer camera and those don’t have filter adaptions that I know of. Plus, the lens can’t be removed as far as I know. If the manual says "this is how you remove the lens so you can put in the fisheye or wide angle lens," then booya. Manuals will have a section on lenses and lens specs and filter specs. This Canon, has no filter specs. With a camera like this it might be best to work wtih composition of an image more than anything at this point. Three important things to know. Composition, contrast, and depth of field. You can make a shot look great without using a fisheye lens which, just my opinion, can look tacky. Out of curiosity what were you going to use the lens for?

    If you’re a serious hobbiest and like Canon’s products check out the Canon XL series. Then you can really practice those things, use filters and different lenses, and have great video quality.

    I hope I was some help.

    in reply to: Lenses #170363
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    I believe that’s simply a fisheye lens

    in reply to: Night Filming #163931
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    out of curiosity why can’t you use regular tungten lights? energy problems or just laws or what?

    in reply to: Portable lighting, without the generator? Any ideas? #163872
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    probably too late for my input but christmas lights. wrap them around and get only the white ones. plus they don’t give off heat.

    in reply to: 10 reasons you shouldn’t go to film school #170242
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    I wouldn’t know jack or feel comfortable on a set or know how to get work if I hadn’t gone to production school. They helped me a lot.

    in reply to: Tips for shooting video in Africa #163727
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    don’t feed the lions

    in reply to: Boring talking heads – how to make interesting? #163710
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    B roll and cut aways. Shoot shots of the room or their hands and throw them in there. Works every time.

    OR EXPLOSIONS!

    in reply to: Turning day into night… #163281
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    I did this exact thing before for a shoot.

    Yes, gels are the way to go, or atleast that is what we did. Put up either a 1/2 or 3/4 CTB on the light using c47s to clamp them to the barn doors. Since day light is a high color temperature it is blue, moonlight is also blue, so totally darkening the room and throwing CTBs in there isn’t necessary, just have the tungsten light work with the day light. Also, to make the effect more believable, turn on a low wattage light in the room. Just a regular light with a regular light bulb, 25 watts or less and downlamp it if you want to. The warm orange from that light will play off the light from outside and from the CTB, also making a neat effect. It will take some playing around to get the look perfect in your eyes but it will happen. Adjusting your Fstop makes a lot of difference. Hope that helps.

    in reply to: Blue Underworld look #163550
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    counld that not be achieved by CTB’s and/or make/up,wardrobe?

    That would be my first guess.

    in reply to: first teaser for new project #169953
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    The titles were done very nicely. I’d imagine those took a while to get just the way you wanted them.

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