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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.
Rob you mentioned weather, and- >> Yeah. >> Weather is a tricky thing, right? Like sure there's the farmer's almanac, but if you are getting more than a couple of days out it's not very reliable. >> I, I, it's not and you need to also know besides just the general weather, whether it's going to rain, whether it's going to be hot whether it's going to be cold that kind of thing. You also kind of need to know what the weather is doing in you actual shooting location because this can affect a lot of things including, how you're going to bounce and shape natural light how you're going to have to possibly supplement that light. >> Yeah, well we're going to go deeper on a future episode on some specifics with lighting, but let's stick right to weather itself.
One of my favorite apps is the weather channel app. >> Yeah, and the beauty about the weather channel app, being able to just pun, punch in a zip code, punch in a street address, that kind of stuff and know what's going on in your particular location hour by hour is huge. Because you might be on, you might be on set and go, you know what, we got four hours before the rain is supposed to come in. Let's get this type shooting in. >> Well let's do that. We obviously can just hit the refresh there so it finds our location. Right now we see it's. Eighty Eight degrees, partly cloudy, great from a lighting point of view, a little bit warm. But when I jump over to hourly, and it's going to give us a break down, and I could see for example, Oh, great.
You know, it's going to be clear for quite some time. Now we start to get a chance of rain overnight. But even looking into tomorrow, it's giving me time estimates of tomorrow. So I like the fact that I can go to the location or just type in the zip code the night before. So I could make some plans, do we need to bring all of our rain gear, do we need to have a backup plan? You know, it tends to not be that accurate more than one or two days out. >> Right. >> But this is pretty cool. >> Well the other cool part about it like it, is that you can actually get live radar views too. >> Yea. >> So like, if you're out there, again, worried about rain whatever, you know, from a safety standpoint.
Even worried about things like thunder and lightning. >> Yeah. >> In your crew and that kind of stuff, you can get a live radar update to see where things are happen. >> It looks like there's some rain Pennsylvania, but not here. >> Yeah, we're pretty good for today. >> Well there's a future and a past button, and the future is going to estimate where the weather is going to be coming, but it doesn't look like it's hitting us. It looks like Harrisonburg and Pennsylvania are going to get some, but we're free and clear. >> Yeah, and you know, to be honest with you, I love this app. There's obviously a plethora of weather apps that you can find for your Android device. For your iOS device, that kind of thing. Play with them, test them, see what features you like.
I, I, I'm like with you, Rich. >> Yeah. >> I think that the Weather Channel one is perhaps, the most full featured one. The other thing I like about it is that if you have that longing for your you know, weather person on air, you can actually watch a video and get the forecast easily. >> Yeah. Hit a button and you get the local forecast. So, so this is really cool. This lets you know what's going to be happening in the near future as well as up to date. Weather information about things like storms. So I've literally been on a shoot. I've been able to say, you know what? It looks like it's going to rain in about 30 minutes. Let's not do seven takes. Let's get through the rest of this scene.
And then if we don't have rain, we'll come back and do some more takes. But it's great that way. >> Yeah, and it's great to have on the set. But I also would also say this is obviously something that you should do not only while you're on set, but prior to actually going out Yeah. >> But as part of a site survey, or as part of the actual day on the set or your location. It's an essential piece of information to have, on location or on set. >> Alright. When we come back, we're going to take a look at capturing some photo and audio information. That we can use for planning. And share with the rest of the crew when it comes to planning for lighting and sound.
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