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What is a GigaPan?
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Panoramic Photography - What Is a GigaPan? from RHED Pixel on Vimeo . Learn what the GigaPan system is and why people choose to use it. We ll complete the initial setup of the platform and create a level shooting area. I m helped by Photofocus contributor Levi Sim. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . What is a GigaPan? Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Connecting a Video Monitor
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 22, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

I explain the different accessories and monitors you can connect to your DSLR camera in order to see your video footage better. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Connecting a Video Monitor Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Moving DSLR Attachments Off Center — DSLR Video Skills
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman discuss tools like Y adapters, which move attachments to your camera's hot shoe just slightly off center, which results in better sound and video capture results. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir...

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It's the Litte Things
By: Steve Modica on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:59:36 pm

As many of you know, we do a lot of military systems integration at Small Tree. When I'm not working on networking or storage performance, I get to play with little embedded things to make radio networks better/faster/smarter. So this week I was very happy to have a large order come in that needed 20 new units shipped out to the Army. I ordered all the parts and started assembling these delicate little routers. Then I discovered, they didn't work. They "almost" worked. Data would sometimes flow in one direction, sometimes not at all. Sometimes the radios would be seen,...

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Fixing Nighttime Time-lapse
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Sometimes when shooting time-lapse at night you'll get unwanted reflections. In this tutorial you'll learn how to make selective adjustments to fix problem areas. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Fixing Nighttime Time-lapse Republished by Richard Harrington...


Creative Color Grading — Watch the Free Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 18, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. Learn how to approach color grading tasks for video workflows. I show important techniques for both production and post. I also unlock some of my favorite filters in the Tiffen Dfx v3 and DFT Film Plug-ins sets. You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-fre e-trial-downloads Take 30% off with this unique code: RHEDDFX13 It can be redeemed here: http://tiffensoftware.com/promos Creative Color Grading — Watch the Free Webinar Republished by Richard Harrington...

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New Adobe Creative Cloud Applications Now Available
By: Adobe Sponsored on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:31:55 pm

Significant upgrades to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and other pro video tools The wait is over: the new Creative Cloud applications are now available. Creative Cloud members can download all the latest Creative Cloud video tools including After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC , Adobe Prelude CC , Adobe Premiere Pro CC , SpeedGrade CC , and Adobe Story CC Plus . Creative Cloud members will also have access to all the other new Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop CC and Adobe Muse CC. Video professionals of all stripes will benefit from hundreds of new features and enhancements, providing...

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Writer Mildred Lewis on Web Series
By: Bob Gillen on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:50:26 pm

Developing the Web Series Etiquette Mildred Lewis and her writing partner Adam Fox collaborate on a web series titled Etiquette. “Both Adam and I were shocked,” Lewis says, “to find out how many people are passionate about etiquette. We saw it everywhere.” The idea for their series came from a London bookshop. “Adam found this great little Collins Nutshell book, Etiquette, by Martine Legge, while he was on vacation in London. We were already looking for a subject for our first web series. When we looked at the book, we knew we had found our show. HarperCollins UK was kind...


Using a Video Calibration Target
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:44:00 pm

I show you how to make sure your DSLR footage is in focus by using a video calibration target. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Using a Video Calibration Target Republished by Richard Harrington...

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3D Television Networks: 3 Years Later
By: Chris Blair on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:40:24 pm

By Chris Blair I published the original post below in July of 2010, saying I couldn t imagine how 3D television networks could find an audience, and more importantly, lure enough advertisers to survive. Predictably, ESPN3D announced on Wednesday that it would soon be shuttered. Their official statement cited, limited viewer adoption. That s fancy talk for, nobody was watching. I was utterly villified in a forum thread on Creative Cow for my disparaging views about 3D back about the same time as my original post. http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/17/869138#869224 http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/17/868718#868765 Most people took issue with the fact that I disagreed with the...

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Smart Rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

This article is from the new website Creative Cloud User The latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC adds some real power under the hood. When it comes to export your final project, you can often take advantage of Smart Rendering. To use this feature is pretty simple. Use a media format that supports smart rendering. Put that media into a a sequence with matching settings. This is easy to do by simply right-clicking on a clip and choosing New Sequence From Clip. Export to a self-contained file that matches the same format. This can be done by checking the...

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Sony NEX-VG900 Camcorder Product Overview
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 15, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Sony NEX-VG900 Camcorder Product Overview Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Better Keying From Production to Post — Watch the Free Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 13, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post. This webinar features visual FX industry veteran Marco Paolini and Motion Graphic Designer and Editor, Rich Harrington. You'll learn how to shoot footage and photos to produce better keying footage (particularly the need for quality lighting) as well as on-set advice to follow. With Digital Film Tool software products, you'll learn how to use additional tools for those times when you need a key,...

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DSLR tutorial: Using a prime lens
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 12, 2013 at 3:35:37 pm

In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to get shallow depth of field with a prime lens. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir . Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. DSLR tutorial: Using a...

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Near NYC? Check out this Free Event at Adorama
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 11, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

AdoramaTV, host Diane Wallace invites you to a very exciting event - the 3rd annual Adorama Street Fair , called Sunday Family Fun Day, in support of the Boomer Esiason Foundation to fight Cystic Fibrosis. The event is free and and fun for the entire family. Last year's festival attracted more than 20,000 attendees. Sunday Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, June 23rd from 10am to 4pm on 18th street between 5th and 6th Avenue in New York City. Taking place right out front of the Adorama store, you can participate in fun games and activities. There will...

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Producer Judy Bell in Santa Fe
By: Bob Gillen on Jun 11, 2013 at 12:12:13 pm

We originally contacted New Mexico-based film producer Judy Bell about a project she was developing, a film featuring a Native American private investigator. Bell says, “The story, centering on the character Geronimo Jones, was to take advantage of the rich Native culture that is inherent in the lure of New Mexico.” The story would also have focused on Santa Fe, the oldest capital in the United States, home of the oldest newspaper, and an old adobe that is the oldest house in the United States. “The rich history,” says Bell, “goes back over 400 years and, of course, much further...


Sync Sound Workflow
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36:00 pm

When shooting video with a DSLR, audio is often recorded separately to another source. I show you how to sync that audio to your video in post-production (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Sync Sound Workflow Republished by Richard Harrington...

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FCP7 To PremiereCS5.5 Tips #3: Quick fix blown out skies
By: Lucy Moon on Jun 10, 2013 at 5:23:44 am

Not really a switcher tip, but useful as the filters are different in Premiere. Doesn't fix all problems but can be a quick solution. Add filter Shadow/Highlight Un select "Auto" Change "Highlight Amount" Slider In "More Options" "Highlight tonal width" this slider edits the definition of what is a highlight "Highlight radius" Smooths and removes the glow More from Richard Harrington here....


Photofocus Podcast with Olympic Photographer Dave Black
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 9, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the recent decision by the Chicago Sun Times to lay off their entire photography staff. They made the decision to train their reporting staff to shoot with iPhones and to focus more on video. Rich and Scott analyze what this means to the photo community. The second half of the show will inspire you as we hear from Dave Black . Dave is a freelance photographer for over 30 years. His work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award-winning TV show Sports...

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Rolling Shutter Explained
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 8, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

I explain the problems of a rolling shutter when shooting video with a DSLR, and how to make sure that fast moving subjects aren't distorted or jittery. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Rolling Shutter Explained Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Cautionary Tale in Data Management
By: Kylee Wall on Jun 8, 2013 at 2:39:40 pm

I have 50 gigabytes of x-rated material on my external drive, including photos of a girl wearing my prom dress. Wait, that may have been the wrong way to start this story. It wasn't my prom dress. Last year, I was brought in as an editor to a large project rather late in the planning process. It was so quick that I didn't get any input on data management. I found out later the first assistant camera guy would be wrangling data and delivering it to me on a USB 2.0 drive. Goodie! I got my footage (nearly 2TB) and...

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Essential Editing Commands in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:34:00 pm

I show you how to use three-point edits to speed up your post-production workflow (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Essential Editing Commands in Adobe Premiere Pro Republished by Richard Harrington...


FCP7 To PremiereCS5.5 Tips #2: Define the workarea to end at playhead
By: Lucy Moon on Jun 7, 2013 at 5:53:10 am

Useful for rendering or exporting just a part of the sequence. Place the playhead where you'd like the workarea to end On Mac, click option (alt) and ] (right hand square bracket) and the workarea will snap to end at that point. To render a small area. use option (alt) and [ (left hand square bracket) to mark the in, option (alt) and ] (right hand square bracket) to mark the out. From Premiere Docs online ....

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FCP7 To PremiereCS5.5 Tips #1: Close all other sequences
By: Lucy Moon on Jun 7, 2013 at 5:40:31 am

Drag out the sequence you want to keep (above or below all the others) using the little gripper area in the upper-left corner of the tab for the timeline panel. This gives you two timeline frames. In the top right of the unwanted timeline frame, from the dropdown, select "Close frame" and you are left with the sequence you want. Thanks to the quick tip on youtube here...

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Great Lighting in Production and Post — Watch the Free Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 6, 2013 at 4:19:00 pm

Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. We discussed working with Variable ND Filters, Reflectors, LED lights, Portable Lights, and More. Get production techniques as well as postproduction tips for digital effects to enhance the lighting (or even relight) during the edit. You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-fre e-trial-downloads Take 30% off with this unique code: RHEDDFX13 It can be redeemed here: http://tiffensoftware.com/promos Don't miss How to Key Almost Anything. Greenscreen Solutions for Video and Photo Pros Register for free https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/721949422 Great Lighting in Production and Post — Watch the Free Webinar Republished by Richard...

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May 10, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:31:26 am

My last day here, I wake with excitement and a bit of sadness, dreading saying goodbyes. I’m in the fancy Saddam guestroom, the rest of the guys are scattered across the campus and it’s the first chance I’ve had to run since I’ve arrived, Baghdad being obviously too dangerous. Looming above is Saddam’s summer palace, very imposing. I grab my camera and run up towards it, expecting to be stopped at any moment. I’ve been running since high school and it’s a big part of every trip and job for me, a good way to get to know a city,...

Babylon

May 9, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:47:49 am

As soon as we arrived at the center this morning, a small crew of us incorporated Mohamed’s suggestions for the edit of the film and while they didn’t change the feel of the film, the final film is better for it. You can watch Bazoune here: https://vimeo.com/66020371 The Babylon Festival of International Cultures and Arts is a small festival based in Hillah, the largest town in the district that encompasses ancient Babylon. It’s a low-key affair that includes archaeology, poetry, visual arts and cross-cultural panels aimed at educating and entertaining the local population. This year, Mohamed is showing two of...

Babylon

May 8, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:22:31 am

I probably have less to write about today than any day so far. We spent the day editing and editing is one of those things that’s more interesting in the doing than it is in the describing. The worst thing was continued power outages, plus people coming and going, in preparation for the trip we’re to take tomorrow. There were plenty of other distractions, with class members being pulled away to work on pickups for Mohamed’s film or to prepare for tomorrow: the entire class and center will be traveling two hours out of Baghdad to take part in the...

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May 7, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:16:08 am

I probably have looked forward to this morning more than anything else on this trip. From the start, HDI had asked Mohamed if any of the students traveling to Los Angeles could be women and he said that wasn’t possible. Indeed, the only female who entered the center while I was there was the producer of one of the feature films the center had produced, the middle-aged Iraqi-German wife of the film’s director. Rob, the public affairs officer from the embassy who spearheaded my visit and the students’ trip to LA came up with the a plan for me to...

Institute for Fine Arts Girls

May 6, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:02:54 am

The day we’ve been waiting for: shoot day. The film is called Bazoune , which means female cat and troublemaker, maybe because she’s in heat? I guess for English, it’s closer to say kitten. Anyway, that’s what they call Hassan, the bazoune . Yesterday, when we’d been lining up shots, we used another local boy as a stand-in and he’d been very happy to help. He was sweet and a delight to work with. The real-life bazoune was anything but that. It was a great lesson for the students and a reminder for me; when you want a devil in...

Shoot day

May 5, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:54:55 pm

We spent today preparing for the shoot. It's crucial that A , the writer and director of the film, be thoroughly prepared, because he will be working with a child tomorrow, a very difficult child, by all accounts. I had him go through every scene, in the location it would be shot, with the camera and his cameramen (we split the camerawork between three of the students) so he could come up with storyboards and be prepared lest Hassan give him a hard time. I want to take a moment now to talk about the building the IIFC occupies. I...

Sassoon Eskell

May 4, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:43:49 pm

I woke this morning to a very vivid dream of my father laying in the street covered with blood, which prompted a call to him. It turns out that my mother, who suffered a severe stroke six months ago, had a seizure the day before and was in the hospital. I looked into rerouting my return trip to visit them directly in Florida on my way home to Los Angeles. Class went quite well today, as it always seems to. We spent most of the day discussing the film that we would be making as a class. I had asked...

Orthodox Easter in Baghdad

May 3, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:37:14 pm

Today was a good day, the best so far. It’s Friday, the holy day and we were going to make it a day off, or at most a half day of class, but Mohamed and the students feel that my time here is so precious that we had nearly a full day. We got off to a slow start, the staff person who opens the IIFC didn’t show up (as the center is usually closed on Friday), so we were waiting to get in and I actually started class down in the courtyard garden, which worked out ok. The garden...

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Free Webinar: How to Key Almost Anything.  Greenscreen Solutions for Video and Photo Pros
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, its the perfect combination of production and post. This webinar features visual FX industry veteran Marco Paolini and Motion Graphic Designer and Editor Rich Harrington. You'll learn how to shoot footage and photos to produce better keying footage (particularly the need for quality lighting) as well as on-set advice to follow. You'll learn how to get the best keys as well as use additional tools to enhance the After Effects RotoBrush for those times when you need a key, but there's no greenscreen to be...


May 2, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:44:44 pm

A rough, typical, first night trying to sleep with a 10-hour timezone difference. I find it’s crucial to stay up until at least 10pm, so after the inevitable waking after a few hours of sleep, I’ve made it to middle of the night and don’t have to lie in bed all night long. It was quite a slog making it through today after my nearly sleepless night. The worst is the mid-afternoon when it’s 6am back in Los Angeles. I managed to make it through the day, but not without dozing off several times. When the students caught me, I...

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May 1, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:18:07 am

After a long layover in Istanbul where I finally caught up with Mohamed, we arrived at the Baghdad airport, which was practically deserted. Click on any image to enlarge it Like so much of the infrastructure in Baghd ad, it was built during the years of Iraq’s greatest wealth, before the eight-year war with Iran followed by two wars with the US and its allies. The architecture of this period is unique (I’ll describe it in more detail in the following days,) building on traditional Arabic elements, but so odd and often butt-ugly. By the time we got through customs,...

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London Heathrow
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:10:08 am

I’m sitting in Heathrow, where I’ve started or passed through on so many trips. It’s April 30th and I’m possibly halfway through my trip to Baghdad, though I’ve only taken the first of three flights. Next is Istanbul and after another five hour layover, on to Baghdad. In Istanbul, I’ll meet Mohamed Al-Daradji, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1865534/?ref_=tt_ov_dr my Iraqi partner, one of the pre-eminent Iraqi film directors of his generation and the founder of the Iraqi Independent Film Center (IIFC) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iraqi-Independent-Film-Center/18114251191669 3?fref=ts Mohamed has been training young Iraqis for several years and I am not the first filmmaker he has brought to Baghdad to...

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Chromakeying in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:46:57 pm

Learn how to key footage with Adobe After Effects and Keylight Chromakeying in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Free Webinar — Great Lighting in Production and Post
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:46:57 pm

Production to Post Series- Great Lighting in Production and Post Join special guest Richard Harrington and learn about great lighting techniques. Rich will review how he uses Lowel lights as part of his production package. Other tools like Variable ND filters, reflectors, and more to control the light. Learn studio and on location lighting techniques for best results. Once the shot is done, you'll learn how to enhance lighting (and even change it) in post with the DFX lighting filters. This is a popular webinar, click here to reserve your space! Registration Link for June 5 th https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/718549206 Free Webinar...

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How to Properly Use A Tripod
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 2, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

A lot of you have likely invested in a tripod that s the good news. Now let s make sure you re getting the most benefit from using it. Here are a few practical tips to get the results you want. Find a level space. When you set your tripod up, look for a level space. This means less vibrations caused by legs jutting out at awkward angles. If possible, try to avoid spaces prone to a lot of vibration (such as metal platforms or wooden floors in high traffic areas). In fact a surface that s a little softer...

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Manually White-Balancing a Camera
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 1, 2013 at 3:42:00 pm

DP BestFlow - Manually White-Balancing a Camera from ASMP dpBestflow on Vimeo . I show you how to get the proper white balance on your DSLR camera. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Manually White-Balancing a Camera Republished by Richard Harrington...

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The Punk Rocker Who Became a Filmmaker
By: Adobe Sponsored on May 31, 2013 at 11:33:06 am

Richard Jobson uses all Adobe Pipeline on Wayland’s Song We really pushed the boundaries of what you can do with the Creative Cloud software. For me, it's almost like being in a punk band again with Adobe: SpeedGrade and After Effects are my drummer and my bass player and Premiere Pro is my guitarist, who’s been getting much better. I have my band, and now I can tell my stories. - Richard Jobson Leveraging the complete Adobe Creative Cloud toolset, Wayland’s Song , which premiered at Cannes on May 25, 2013, was written and directed by Richard Jobson. A former...

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Using Card Wallets: DSLR Video Tutorial
By: Richard Harrington on May 31, 2013 at 7:05:00 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to store photo cards using card wallets. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir . Using Card Wallets: DSLR Video Tutorial Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Mixing Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on May 29, 2013 at 9:00:00 pm

I show you how to properly mix your audio in a nonlinear editor (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Mixing Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Recording Sync Sound
By: Richard Harrington on May 29, 2013 at 2:32:00 pm

Capturing quality audio with a DSLR camera can be a bit of a challenge. I explain how to get good audio on your next DSLR video shoot. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Recording Sync Sound Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Subscription Based Software - it's not going anywhere
By: walter biscardi on May 29, 2013 at 5:36:28 am

This editorial was originally printed in Issue 3 of the WalterBiscardi.com newsletter. It's been a few weeks since the announcement from Adobe that henceforth all new software will only be available via the Creative Cloud subscription service. No doubt you've seen and heard the outcry from folks who want to continue to "own the software." As my good buddy Aharon Rabinowitz said so eloquently in his blog , "YOU DO NOT, NOR EVER HAVE, OWNED YOUR ADOBE SOFTWARE. You have licensed it." Yes it's all semantics since you DID have a box with software in it, or you downloaded software...

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Fixing shaky shooting in Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on May 28, 2013 at 3:14:36 pm

In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to get shallow depth of field with a prime lens. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir . Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. Fixing shaky shooting in...

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Review: SWIT S-1070F Monitor Review
By: Warren Eig on May 28, 2013 at 10:48:48 am

The digital cinema world is changing by leaps and bounds. 35mm, the one time feature film king is slowly ceding its dominance as more and more films are shooting digital. At the high end there is Sony with the F65, Red with the Epic and Arri with Alexa. But the lines in that market are also blurring as the digital revolution continues. Case in point, Canon and the EOS 5D Mark iii. A recent announcement by hackers Magic Lantern promise RAW 14bit 24fps files from this camera, which already shoots 1080p 24fps iframe h.264. Also, let’s not forget Canon’s new...

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Review: Libec RS-450R Tripod and Head
By: Warren Eig on May 28, 2013 at 8:59:32 am

First a quick disclosure: I do not work for Libec. I am an end user who purchased this product and wanted to convey my thoughts in a review. I’m just getting into the whole DSLR for video revolution. I am not a newbie and have almost twenty years in the film industry in Los Angeles, working on commercials and television shows to theatrical feature films. That being said, I am used to the high-end gear working on these production affords. But when it came to putting down my own cold hard cash, I want my money to buy the best...

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How to Organize Your Video Edit
By: Richard Harrington on May 27, 2013 at 2:37:00 pm

I show you how to use bin structures to organize your video footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. How to Organize Your Video Edit Republished by Richard Harrington...

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