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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.
Male 1: Hi, my name's Rich Harrington for DSLR Video Skills, and I'm joined here today by DP Kevin Bradley, who's been a guest on some of our past shows. Kevin, good to see you again. Male 2: Good to see you Rich. Male 1: We're getting ready to shoot a product shot, and what is this here? We've just got all this gear laying around. Male 2: Well, this is what's called a mini-psych. Male 1: Okay. Male 2: And a mini-psych is basically a psych. What is a psych? A psych is basically a studio. It's a curved wall, building, room. Male 1: Yeah. Male 2: This is creating a miniature version of a studio. Male 1: So my studio here has got black batch up and we wanted white infinite for sort of an infinite background for product shots.
This particular brand is called the Cloud Chamber and all we need to do is quickly set it up. There's really nothing to it. It's a sheet of plastic. Matte surface on one side, shiny on the other. We got a couple of light stands. We're just going to pop those up with a backdrop bar, right? Male 2: Yeah, absolutely. Male 1: Alright. Well, let's go ahead and build this, and then we'll show you how it all comes together.
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