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Video Compression and Color Loss
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 28, 2013 at 6:23:00 pm

This tutorial discusses video compression and how to not lose color information, or Chroma Subsampling, when switching to video mode....

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Proper White Balance for DSLR Video
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 30, 2012 at 1:38:00 pm

AdoramaTV presents DSLR | Video Tips with Richard Harrington. In this episode, Rich shares techniques on how to manually calibrate your DSLR camera for proper white balance. Then, follow along as he gives you a quick look at how to use a 3-way color corrector tool to white balance in post-production. Sometimes, using the auto white balance (AWB) option can become problematic. If there is a change in lighting over time, such as a cloud moving in front of the sun, it can cause the AWB to re-adjust during your shot. To avoid this, try using the white balance pre-sets...

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Sync Sound Production Techniques
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 24, 2012 at 10:09:00 am

Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. Join Rich as he demonstrates how to achieve sync sound production. There are many tools to help accomplish professional audio during your production. Most DSLR cameras have a built in microphone, but to you need more to capture good professional audio. It is important to capture good quality audio. In this episode, Rich reveals the tools you can use to ensure you achieve sync sound during your production and post production process. Be sure to also watch part 1 Recording Sync Sound: DSLR | Video Skills...

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A Nice Refresher on the Rule of Thirds
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:25:12 pm

The Rule of Thirds is a guideline that helps you better frame and composite your shots. It states that you should imagine every image as being divided equally by 2 horizontal lines, and 2 vertical lines. The important parts of the image should fall on those lines, or on their intersection. The main goal of this rule is to prevent you from shooting everything dead in the center of your frame. Following this guideline will make for more interesting shots, rather than a boring centered image. Continue reading the full tutorial here

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Manually White-Balancing a DSLR Video Camera
By: Richard Harrington on May 7, 2012 at 7:49:00 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 project....

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Flying a Camera with the Quadrocopter
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 16, 2012 at 8:35:00 am

Photofocus - Quadrocopter - NAB 2012 from RHED Pixel on Vimeo . At NAB 2012 Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne look at the Quadrocopter, a new system for flying lightweight cameras....

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How to Expose a Video Shot
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 30, 2012 at 7:31:00 pm

DP BestFlow - How to Expose a Video Shot from ASMP dpBestflow on Vimeo . I explain how to combine aperture, ISO and shutter speed to properly expose video on your DSLR camera. From the project....

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Affordable Compression Tools
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 4, 2012 at 9:28:00 am

Essentially, all compression tools do the same thing. They take large video files and make them smaller. What differs from one tool to the next are factors like speed, supported file formats, and user interface design. Fortunately, most of these tools are either free or inexpensive. You ll also find demo versions that you can try out before you buy. Here are some recommended tools to try: QuickTime Pro ( ). This versatile application lets you convert video from one format to another. QuickTime Pro is a cross-platform solution and lets Mac and Windows users convert video files to...

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Tips for On-Camera Video Interview Subjects
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:45:00 pm

Here are a few extra tips to help less-experienced on-camera talent or interviewees. I usually send these on to a client to share with folks prior to the production day. Bring at least one alternative set of clothing to the interview. Herringbone, stripes, or small patterns do not look good on camera. Avoid vivid patterns, plaids, and geometric shapes. Please keep your jewelry simple. Do not wear bright white. Cream, eggshell, or light gray are preferred. Unless told otherwise, maintain eye contact with your interviewer throughout the interview. Relax. Your crew is here to make you look good. It's okay...

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Adobe Sneak Peek – RubbaDub
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 16, 2011 at 8:13:00 pm

In this video, Brian King shows you a sneak peek of a potential new feature for automatically replacing the dialog of a video clip with separately recorded audio with near perfect synchronization. Rich's Take: Sync sound workflow GREAT Dialog replacement AWESOME This is just amazing....

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Wireless Microphones Explained
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 30, 2011 at 6:35:00 am

A wireless microphone goes a long, long way towards a flexible production. This setup also makes it easier for a small or one-person crew where the camera operator is also running audio. It s much easier to work with moving talent then to have to chase after them with cables connecting you less tripping and more recording. There is potential of radio interference, when working with wireless microphones, so be sure to get a unit that offers the ability to use different frequencies. Most kits include a lavaliere microphone, an XLR adapter for other microphones, and a wireless receiver to...

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Selecting Storage for Editing
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:31:00 pm

When it comes time to edit your video, the hard drives you use are going to have a huge impact on the performance of your system. No matter how much RAM you have or how powerful of a video card, you just won't get real-time performance if your drives are a bottleneck. Important Factors There are three factors when choosing a disk for video editing: Speed. The speed of drive is the biggest factor on what media you can play off it. Drives like internal laptop drives or bus-powered USB drives are generally not fast enough to edit HD video....

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There’s No Replacement for Mic Placement
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 4, 2011 at 5:31:00 pm

Having a good microphone is nearly worthless if you don't put it in the right position. The closer you can get the mic to the source of the audio the stronger the signal. Skimp on taking the time to position and test your mics and you run the risk of noise and hollow sounding audio. Here are a few guiding principles when it comes to microphone placement: Too far away. Extend your thumb and pinky finger in opposite directions. This is a good target distance for the microphone to be from the mouth of your subject. You can't get this...

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A Good Video Works Without Picture
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:29:00 pm

Another way of saying this... audio is king! I can t emphasize enough recording great sound is essential. Invest in a good audio recorder and plug microphones directly into that. A device like a Zoom H4N is a great dedicated audio recorder. Until DSLR camera manufacturers are will to raise the cost of camera bodies to cover real audio inputs (like XLR connections) you ll still need to go this route. Syncing up sound is simple if you use a clapboard (a large spike appears on both the camera audio and the synced sound). You can also use tools like...

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