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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
So Rich, we're back in the studio. >> Yup. >> We've used our GoPro to shoot some nice time lapse, and by the way, I think this is a great use of the GoPro. >> Yeah. >> You know, everybody always thinks action sports and stuff like that, but putting it on a little tripod or a little mount, and letting it just roll and shoot some time lapse, great use of it. >> Yeah, and we actually use it sometimes for behind-the-scenes shots to give a client. >> Mm-hm. >> Like hey, here was your whole shoot. In two minutes. Look we're fast. >> See we were actually moving around doing stuff. Right. >> Yeah we're hardworking. >> Yeah. >> But you can share that with clients. >> Yeah >> And let them sort of see that. And it's a great post for social media. >> Mm-hm.
>> So I gotta couple of shots that we did when we were out in the field, >> Yeah. >> As well as some of stuff from behind the scenes on the music video. >> Cool. We'll take a look. >> Alright well we're going to go ahead and put these together. The first is you get them on your computer.So you already know how to transfer files. >> Pretty easy. You either plug the card in, plug the camera in, transfer it to ideally a device that has some level of backup to it, like a little raid system or something like that because we'd hate for you to go out and take the perfect time-lapsed. And then all of a sudden the hard drive dies. But the point is, copy it somewhere that's nice and secure. >> And I recommend you put one scene into each folder.
>> Yeah. >> Now typically, you might remember we're out in the field, we'll do something like hold a hand in front of the lens to indicate a scene change. Things like that, so it's really easy to spot. It's so much easier when you assemble the time lapse shots if they are already split up. >> Yep. >> Alright, so I'm in Adobe Bridge. >> Yep. >> Piece of cake for browsing footage. We'll just go to the computer here, and I'm just going to go in. And we have some time lapse shots. >> Yep. >> Let's just find that. GoPro Timelapse. Here we go. >> So go to your timelapse folder. We have that. Our baseball field where we shot some stuff the other day. We got some other ones. Let's start with the baseball field stuff.
>> Alright, so we'll open that up. >> Hey. Hey. Hey. >> Hey look it's you. >> Yo guy, that's an awesome angle of me. >> I didn't know that was there, but, and that's me. >> Oh yeah. >> Rob, is it just me or does every Go Pro, is this the first shot in every Go Pro? Is this thing on? >> Alright, so we have all these other shots, and there's a couple things I want to point out. One is is that you might notice a couple of things wrong with them. >> Yep. >> What I would first off say is you want to check for any bad frames. So an easy way to do that is you just sort of go through and look and if you see any that you don't want like.
Maybe a bird landed in front of the lens or somebody walked in front. >> Totally. I look at this process in Bridge as a pruning operation, right? And actually one of the things I like to do is, you know, you're looking at these pretty big thumbnails. You can actually increase these thumbnails size to almost to their like, you know, their, their bigger size. >> Yeah. >> So you get a much better idea what's going on. And then just go through them real nice and quick using the down or up, or left right arrow keys on your keyboard. >> Yeah. >> Or even the scroll wheel on your mouse. And get through them real quick, just to spot any problematic issues. >> And you can actually click on the thumbnail here if you want to see something at 100%.
>> Get a little loop view, right. >> Yeah, yeah. So, let's just assume in this case, all the shots were good. >> because we're a perfect Absolutely. But if you did need to get rid of something you could throw it away. The important thing is when the time lapse is quote done. >> Huh >> You see here it looks like we've been doing a little bit of reframing, but that's OK. >> Yup. >> You would want to basically do a batch reening. >> Okay. >> So you would select all of your shots ensure that you had the range in there that you wanted. And then you could say Tools > Batch Rename.
>> Now, why do I do this? Well the reason that I do this, you do this, is because, when you get of the camera, you know, footage maybe DSLR or Go Pro, usually it's not going to have human type of names. It's going to be 108-64 whatever.jpeg. >> And a lot of these cameras like Go Pro, are really bad after you've shot a thousand pictures. The number system just starts over again. >> Right, so what we do and I and this is a perfect use of using bridge and I think I bridge has one of the best batch renaming tools that I think you're going to find, and all you simply go in here and you go in and say hey, you know what, I'm going to move this stuff to this folder, I'm going to copy it to this folder, and then you set up rules basically so in your new file names there.
Our first thing is we're saying go pro baseball field and it's a text item. >> Yep. >> If you actually click in there what you'll notice is that besides text you can do things like add a date and time. >> Yeah. >> Other meta data. >> The current file name. >> Preserving the original file name or the current file name. That kind of stuff. So you can get real kind of complex and detailed. About how you set up this rename. >> And you can even tell it to make a copy to another folder, if you don't want to modify these. >> Right. >> But you nailed the most important one, embed the original file name in there. >> Right. >> So you click rename, and it goes pretty quick.
It's just flying through those files now, and it's renaming. Yeah, 1400 files to be renamed. Little bit time consuming. >> Yeah, but it won't take, it will just take a, a, few minutes, you know depending on the speed of your drives. But it's going through. >> Yeah >> You can actually see kind of see in the background. Still updating those files. We'll just take another minute or so. >> Yeah, you don't have to rename. I generally think it's a good idea. Now, the next thing that I would say, is that I would do a batch process, using something like Adobe Photoshop. And when we come back, we're going to actually correct for the wide angle distortion, and basically on GoPro, the GoPro.
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