Shooting in low-light situations with high ISO settings can introduce some digital noise in your footage. In this quick tip tutorial I’m going to show you how to get rid of it the right way, quickly and easily. Let’s take a closer look at it!
Disclaimer: Let me first say that I am not a Neat Video Ambassador. Like every other article on cinema5D, Neat Video, or any other brand, did not pay me to write this article. I bought this plugin with my own money, and this is my unbiased opinion.
iVANKY, a company specialized in audio and video cables, has just launched a new USB Type C dock for Apple MacBook Pro users: the iVANKY Docking Station. This plug-and-play dock features 12 ports, including four “regular” USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one HDMI output and one mini-DP port that you can use simultaneously up to 4K at 60Hz, and a lot more. The cherry on the cake, this iVANKY Docking Station can charge all MacBook Pros, including the latest 16-inch model. Let’s take a closer look at it!
Just when you thought it was safe to stay to go back out in the tornado…In this Impossible Shot, we show you how to create your own land shark FX shot—with free software and your own footage.
If you’ve been too busy watching Downton Abbey and Masterpiece Theater these last few years, you may not realize that sharks are no longer confined to the water. Thanks to a little bit of rigid body simulation, you can create the effect of sharks exploding through the ground in your footage. No expensive software required; we show you how it’s done using the
This week on MacBreak Studio, I demonstrate a simple example of the “freeze frame” effect and how to accomplish it using Final Cut Pro X.
Good production practices make the post work easier, and today’s example is no exception. The first key factor here is to shoot with a locked-down camera. Doing so avoids the need to track the shot in post. Second is to shoot with a high enough shutter speed that you eliminate motion blur on the object you want to freeze. I usually obey the 180-degree shutter rule – so if I’m shooting at 24 frames per Continue reading “Creating Freeze Frame Effects in Final Cut Pro X”
So, I’ve been debating for a while now about rebooting the channel, and taking things back to square one. Media Composer has gone through a ton of changes in the last few years with a new Project Selection Window, New Interface, New Titler(+), the removal of dependence on QuickTime and so much more. So, we’re starting right from the beginning in this first lesson. We’re talking about where to download Media Composer (maybe not where you might be thinking), licensing through Avid Link (everyone’s favorite tool) and setup outside of the application. The plan Continue reading “Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 1 – Getting Started”
Accusonus, a company specialized in audio restoration plugins, has just announced the launch of a new app for iOS smartphone shooters: Mauvio. The idea behind Mauvio is to improve the audio of your existing videos by removing background noise, enhancing the shape of your voice, getting a proper audio level, and balancing your audio signal by eliminating level inconsistencies. Let’s take a closer look at it!
Improve the Sound of iOS Video Recordings with Mauvio
In this interview, I’m talking with Jake Roberts, ACE. I have spoken with Jake twice before, for the 2015 film Brooklyn and the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Jake also edited the films Hell or High Water and Starred Up. He’s also edited the TV shows Skins, The Misfits and The Week We Went to War.
This is part of my series of Art of the Cut interviews about binge-worthy TV. We’re discussing his editing of the TV series DEVs on Hulu on the FX Network. It also airs in the UK on BBC Two. We spoke on Skype, May
The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.
The last few weeks have driven home how disruptive unforeseen turmoil can be for the industry. While events such as the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and the SARS pandemic have demonstrated threats to business continuity in the past, the swiftness with which COVID-19 has impacted societal and economic norms is one more reminder that almost everyone needs remote access in order to be prepared to work from anywhere, often on short notice.
One of the challenges faced in media is that it’s not that easy to just “take your work with you.” When dealing with large file sizes, highly valuable
GoPro Labs enables users to experiment with new development features such as QR code control on the HERO8 Black camera.
No need to get up before sunrise to start that timelapse! (Image Credit: GooPro)
The GoPro is one of the most popular cameras for consumers and for professionals that need a tiny body for remote filming or an obscure angle. The cameras do have limitations though, whether it’s to remotely trigger a camera to start recording a timelapse or syncing and controlling multiple cameras. Therefore the launch of GoPro Labs opens the doors to professional users that require a higher
The wonderful thing about creativity is that there are no real right or wrong answers. There are plenty of artists that regularly break the rules in order to produce something compelling or beautiful. Nonetheless, there are still certain practices that can be widely disliked and preferably avoided.
A good studio photographer will know how to prevent glare from being captured in a subject’s spectacles, but it’s not always possible to avoid catching reflections during less controlled shoots. This detailed tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect gives you a complete explanation of how to remove it.
For this Tool Talk we’re going to be talking about the Post Production workflow. It’s a little dry but it’s a crucial step in the film making process and there are things you need to do to ensure that you don’t lose a hard days work to something that could have been avoided with the proper precautions.
When it comes to storing data, photographers have it easy. What if you’re a filmmaker shooting on multiple cameras across multiple projects for multiple clients? Resolution is increasing by the year, and fortunately, hard drives are also growing in size, but what do you do if you have 200 terabytes of data to look after?
The first thing you should be doing when editing landscapes (or any kind of photo) in Lightroom is to apply a new profile. By adjusting this base render of your raw files, you’re providing a solid foundation on which to edit.
With our current distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians are hit hard by not being able to perform publicly with each other. Performing together live online requires technologically not readily available today, so the next best thing is to resort to multi-track recording and adding video of yourself performing your parts. This interview with Chris Georgenes provides an exhaustive look at how he is approaching this process and getting great results creating remote collaborative music video productions!
When my friend and colleague Chris Georgenes posted a couple remote-recorded collaborative music videos on social media, I was not only impressed
Light painting a car can be tricky to get right and difficult to know exactly what steps to take in camera. This video shows you the complete process, from garage space through to finished (and frankly brilliant) image.
In my experience, it’s been rare for me to watch a tutorial on YouTube and feel completely satisfied with the information being presented. In many instances, the information is either really basic, common knowledge or just a new way of saying something that’s already been said. The video linked above is a very welcome change from that.
Last April Canon introduced a software that turns some of its cameras in high-quality webcams, but only showed a version for Windows. Now, macOS versions are available. Try it out!
If you’re a Mac user and have a Canon camera, you may be the lucky owner of a high-quality webcam. Yes, some of Canon’s models can be transformed into webcams like you’ve never seen before, and in a simple way that anyone can setup, in a few minutes. The EOS Webcam Utility Beta software has expanded, and is now available for macOS users. Unveiled by Canon U.S.A.,