By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 23, 2014
Everyone wants the perfect shot. But what if it’s from a tree branch, or above a door? Micro-tripods give you the flexibility to place a camera wherever you need it, without the limitations of a standard tripod. Micro-tripods also support a wide range of cameras from GoPros to smartphones to DSLRs, providing a great mounting solution no matter what type of camera you’ve got on hand. In the newest Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I will demonstrate situations where a micro-tripod can come in handy.
By Richard Harrington | Thursday, May 22, 2014
One of the most anticipated cameras to be released this year is the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. It’s a highly portable camera designed to give you greater flexibility in production and post. But will it complement your particular production workflow?
By Richard Harrington | Wednesday, May 21, 2014
DSLR cameras have sparked a revolution in the film and video industry over the last few years, opening up a new hardware arena for video pros. There are tons of new gear and gadgets that can help you take your DSLR productions to the next level.
By Richard Harrington | Friday, May 16, 2014
Throughout its run, our series DSLR Video Tips has provided many tools and assets geared to help you make DSLR video productions look great.
So much has happened to transform the industry over the past couple of years. The creation of affordable cameras with large sensors has made video production easier to reach and, accordingly, the world of production is rapidly expanding.
By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 09, 2014
Many variables can affect your lighting conditions when preparing for an outdoor production. For example, the sun and moon constantly move across the sky, changing your shooting environment. Fortunately, there are several mobile apps that help you gather information about your lighting conditions, including sunrise and sunset times. In this week’s episode of DSLR Video Tips, Rich and I will demonstrate how to use mobile apps to help you gauge outdoor lighting conditions.
By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 02, 2014
Even though film stock is no longer popularly used, people still want their videos to have that iconic film look. Third-party plugins give you the tools to create the film look you want directly in your NLE of choice. This week in DSLR Video Tips, Rich and Robbie show how to use plugins from two popular vendors to transform your video footage with a stylized film look with plugins.
By Richard Harrington | Friday, April 25, 2014
Knowing the ins and outs of your location is a very important step in successful productions. Site surveying helps you identify potential problems before your production takes place. In this week’s episode of DSLR Video Tips, Robbie and I demonstrate how to use mobile apps to make your site survey more effective. From weather conditions to the location of the sun, the more prepared you are, the more successful your production will be.
By Robbie Carman | Friday, April 18, 2014
Getting stable shots while you’re in production is ideal—but it doesn’t always work out that way. When faced with shaky footage, there are different techniques you can use to stabilize it during post-production. Join Rich and me this week as we share our insight into stabilizing video footage using both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.
• How to stabilize footage using Final Cut Pro X
• How to stabilize footage using Premiere Pro
• The difference between a no–motion shot and a smooth stabilization shot
Check out the sample videos above and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com, and we’ll help you get rock-solid, stable shots in post-production.
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