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  • in reply to: Help with Time Lapse for DSLR #202398
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    Sounds pretty intense. Sounds like you should do a test at some point before your shoot date just to get familiar with doing time lapse. Your only option to get both day and night in the same shot would beAperturePriority I would think (I would keep it around f2.8 to maintain sharpness). That way during the day your shutter would skinny up to like 1/500th for bright sunlight and go down to 1-30second exposures for night time. I would also make sure the ISO doesn’t go beyond 1600.

    White balance I would set to something static like 5100 or so. If your shooting office building windows, I feel like it would be okay to see them a bit warm.

    To figure out how long the timer should be you have to do a little math. If you want 5 seconds at 30fps, then you want a total of 150 frames. Now you divide the length of time you want to shoot by 150, and thats your interval. SO, say you want to shoot from 3pm to 8pm, thats 5 hours (300 minutes). Divide 300 by 150 frames = 2. So 1 frame every 2 minutes.

    Really the best thing for you to do is a test. That way you can see how the motion is and what your interval should be and how it looks.

    Goodluck

    in reply to: Copyright Question #201375
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    VideoDave,

    Check out Earl’s blog for some awesome info. http://www.eccomeecgo.blogspot.com/

    One of the past posts lists a bunch of ideas for local videographers to make money. Seehttp://eccomeecgo.blogspot.com/2011/07/if-youre-not-working-its-because-you.html

    Cheers,

    Tony

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    That is pretty awesome man! Great editing and good song for it! Madeon rocks!

    I think I would have rather you raised the ISO instead of slow the shutter though. Stick to 1/50 =)

    in reply to: Mac vs. PC #201914
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    I’m a PC guy, always have been. I use the Adobe suite for most of my work and a custom built machine that really handles everything well. With the news of Mac Pro dying, I expect a lot of people will begin to switch back to PC.

    in reply to: Copyright Question #201372
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    Above posters are correct. I used to do it myself until I started picking up some new schools as clients, whom told me their last videographers stopped videoing because of copyright infringement issues they were having. Honestly that was enough to make me stop doing it. I don’t want to have any legal troubles as far as copyright issues go. Its unfortunate that the cast and crew can’t buy copies of the DVD for their own reels and personal use.

    I think that the best thing for the theaters and schools to do would be to hire a videographer to video the event and make DVDs for a flat rate, then give out the DVDs to the cast members. Though I’m not sure what the legality of that either.

    GL

    in reply to: final cut pro vs adobe premiere pro #193277
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    Yeah, their both prettyequivalent.

    in reply to: Weird message in Premiere pro CS5 #190535
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    Got the same message a few days ago. Hrmm trying to remember what I did to fix it. I think I opened a new project, ran the updater, rebooted, opened a different project, let the cashe files load up totally, then it let me open the original project.

    PS. I think this happened after I uninstalled some of the unused Adobe products I had laying around my hard drive.

    in reply to: Best Website for Building Video Business? #181575
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    I agree with you EarlC. The website is just a vehicle to deliver your content, and shouldn’t be misleading or distracting from your content at all. Though I do think that the delivery of your content should be on the same quality level as your content.

    I was thinking about this the other day actually, and I can you your car analogy here. I saw a beat up, bumper crunched, rusty, maroon colored 1994 Stanza (no offense to anyone, its just to prove a point πŸ˜‰ in a parking lot. On the back of the trunk was a big bumper sticker that said “Blahblah Graphic Design” “Call now for a quote!” then the number.

    I couldn’t help thinking, “Man, I would never call that person from looking at that bumper sticker!” I guess you always have to find the happy medium with advertising and what works for you.

    Bah, Im getting off topic… but hopefully a little relevant still =)

    in reply to: Motherboard RAM recommendations (size, not brand) #190437
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    I have found Adobe Premiere doesn’t utilize all my RAM that much. I only max out on RAM when I am working with dynamic link with Premiere & Encore or Premiere & Photoshop. Right now I have 6 sticks of 2GB DDR3. I was always under the impression that maintaining an even distro of RAM over as many sticks as possible was best for video editing. Although, now I’m not sure how much of an effect it has.

    -Tony

    http://www.VigilanteHD.com

    in reply to: Best Website for Building Video Business? #181573
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    <<<

    Our primary business is wedding videography and the same advice we give our clients applies to our own practices: Hire professionals to do a professional job.

    We have a contracted part-time employee that handles all of our online content and development. He used word press as thefoundationfor our site but as you can see he did a great job of making it pop. Word Press can be used by an amature with a website connection just the same as a camera can be turned on by a monkey… if you are a professional company, hire professional help.

    >>>

    I think these guys have the right idea. After several years I have found that doing my own website/blogging/SEO has worked great, but now it is time for me to make the decision as a professional that I should have a professional be doing my website. 82% of buyers (clients) research online what they are going to buy. I want new clients coming to my website and thinking “Wow, this is fantastic, these guys are professional and have a high quality standard.” I want everything regarding my company to convey that. Especially my web site.

    I think WordPress or any CMS is a good investment for your business. Content Management Systems like WordPress make your website look clean and efficient (good WordPress sites) and make things easy to find and navigate. Also the benefits of a CMS system are really seen in how easy it is to modify/change your template as well as in how search engines crawl your site. The CMS allows your pages to be crawled much more efficiently; search engines love them.

    Here is pretty nice template site I’ve found for WordPresshttp://themetrust.com/ It goes to show that not all WordPress sites are created equal πŸ™‚

    Here is my site which is partially WordPress

    http://www.VigilanteHD.com

    Good Luck

    -Tony

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