Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Assembling a time-lapse video in Photoshop: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, January 24th, 2014


Last week we explored how to capture time-lapse footage using a GoPro camera. This week Rich and Robbie take their time-lapse shoot to the next level, and demonstrate how to assemble raw GoPro footage into a finished time-lapse video using three popular software products: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

You’ll learn

1. How to import an image sequence with Premiere Pro
2. The correct presets you’ll need for processing time-lapse video with Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
3. Nonlinear editing workflow with Premiere Pro
4. How to process and assemble a time-lapse video

Creating a film look with Final Cut Pro X: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, December 20th, 2013
Creating a film look with Final Cut Pro X

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Give your video footage that dramatic “film” look by diving into some color-correction and effect features of Final Cut Pro X in this week’s DSLR Video Tips with Rich and Robbie.

You’ll learn about

The tools: Get to know the tools in Final Cut Pro X that can help you achieve a film look with your video footage.
The post-processing: Learn how to use those tools to create a stylized film look with Final Cut Pro X.

Using a click track to create a music video: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Using a click track to create a music video

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When you’re working on a music video and need to record a commercial or promo that’s tightly tied to a music track, it’s important to think ahead for post-production. Recording with a click track gives you the ability to sync multiple cameras and multiple takes across several locations. Using consistent, sequential audio cues, known as a click track, will help you sync your visuals in post.

On this week’s show, Robbie and Rich walk you through the benefits of using a click track when recording a musical performance.

Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, September 27th, 2013

Mastering the Exposure Triangle

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When it comes to capturing great images, exposure is critical. Under- or overexpose your shot and you lose precious details. But setting the proper exposure isn’t easy; your light may move behind a cloud, or change over time. When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light.

Edit a GoPro video in Photoshop: Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Editing GoPro videos in Photoshop

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This is week two of the Deke’s Techniques aerial imagery challenge. Today, Deke going to show you how to add transitions to the footage we saw compiled in the last episode, with the video editing tools in Photoshop. The video starts with a dramatic liftoff and ends with a crash, but since it was shot with a GoPro camera and remote control quadcopter, no one gets hurt.

Learn how to open the video in the Timeline panel, move clips around the timeline, split clips in multiple places, and add strategic crossfades. Plus, Deke gives you a ton of shortcuts for navigating around the timeline.

How To Read A Waveform Monitor & Vectorscope:DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, September 13th, 2013
How to read a vectorscope and waveform monitor

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When reading video scopes for the first time, it can be tough to figure out what you’re actually looking at. But tools like waveform monitors and vectorscopes can help with the exposure and color in your shots—and are definitely worth the time spent learning how to use them.

The primary thing to keep in mind is that these tools are more accurate than your eyes in providing an objective, analytical snapshot of your video signal. This week we’ll explore

· Why scopes are essential in helping you achieve better shots
· How a histogram complements the information on a waveform monitor
· How to use a waveform monitor to judge exposure and contrast
· How to use a vectorscope to analyze hues and saturation in a shot

Use a field monitor for better shots: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, September 6th, 2013

DSLR Video Tips: Using peaking and focus in red

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A common phrase among DSLR pros is that “everything looks good on the back of the camera LCD.” While intended as a joke, the phrase really means that it’s hard to judge aspects of your shot like critical focus, color, and exposure using the LCD on the back of a DSLR camera. As these LCDs are generally very small, it can also be difficult for on-set clients and team members (like a focus puller) to clearly see what the camera is actually shooting.

That’s where field monitors come in. Over the past few years, lightweight field monitors offering flexible connectivity, high-resolution large screens, and extensive features have become more affordable. This week, we’ll explore the benefits of using a field monitor, including

How to shoot a product shot: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, August 30th, 2013

Take better product shots with DSLR Video Tips

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Cars, phones, computers, clothes, and food are just a few examples of the plethora of products presented to us every day on TV and on the Internet. For commercials and many corporate videos, a product is the primary focus of the shot, so getting it to look its best should be your number one mission when shooting these types of projects.

Getting great product shots benefits from experience—but also a willingness to try new things with camera mounts, lighting, and motion. This week we’ll explore how to get a great product shot, including