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"I hope you've all gotten your 3rd booster shot" edition
All video related questions and discussion is intended for this thread. Here we discuss techniques, gear and anything else related to capturing video footage. Please don't pretend to be an expert if you don't know what you're talking about. Kindly leave your ego at the door.
Posting short films/scripts or other work you've done is encouraged.
We tend to use and recommend DSLRs/mirrorless cameras because they provide phenomenal picture quality for their price, have large sensors (ie the same size used in high-end cinema cameras and higher) and have interchangeable lenses.
In contrast, consumer camcorders normally have much smaller sensors and a fixed lens.

>STICKY - https://pastebin.com/35u6DcnF
>Helpful guide, additional books and more in-depth FAQs - https://web.archive.org/web/20200926115310/https://pastebin.com/kG0gRmTZ

>NO ONE CARES WHAT AN EXPERT YOU THINK YOU ARE. IF YOU’RE ASKING BASIC-AS-SHIT QUESTIONS, YOU CAN’T BE ALL THAT GREAT. SEE ABOVE

Previous thread >>3917469

Quick FAQS
>what’s the best camera available on a “budget”?
The blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4k
>>what’s a good beginner video camera?
Anything that works, shoots at least 1080p and preferably has interchangeable lenses. Any recommendation beyond that will cause arguments so read the fucking sticky if that isn't satisfactory.
>Can I use a zoom lens for video?
Yes
>Do I need cine lenses?
No
>Do I need 4k?
No. It will make your footage look sharper if it’s in focus, and it gives you breathing room in post. But 1080p is still absolutely fine
>Can someone tell me if my video is any good?
Yes, but be prepared to receive harsh criticism. If you're going to waste 5 minutes of our time with a shitty out-of-focus montage of nothing then we'll tell you that it's crap
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>>3931727
I guess this depends on where do you put the line between porno and erotic dramas

David Hamilton, Joe Sarno, Tinto Brass, Nagisha Oshima, Vilgot Sjöman... in the 70s the limits were more blurred. I personally like the aesthetics of the japanese pinkus.
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>>3931727
There's a chance I'm confusing it with a different scene, but Kenna James and Scarlett Sage did an amazing scene that felt more like an indie film where the two actresses were actually having sex with each other than a porno.
But most porn is shot differently to films because they want to prioritise different things. It's like how The Olympics isn't shot the same way as The Departed which isn't shot the same way as Good Time. It's not because the cinematographers/cameraman are less gifted, but they were each trying different things to each other and wanting very different results.
So basically I consider any porn that's properly exposed, in focus and doesn't have random crewmembers accidentally in the background (or their voices at random times) as well-shot. They get bonus points for using gel lights to create a specific mood.
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Hey /p/, i have got two questions :

I have been shooting video outside lately, so I bought a variable ND filter that just goes very well. I took a 82mm diameter and a couple of size adapter so I can put that filter on any of my lens. So far so good. Except that I can't use my 82mm polarizer filter with it. My question is : how do you manage to use both ND and polarizer filter ?

I have a couple of vintage lens like the FD 35mm f2 S.S.C. that I adapt to my GH5. How do you manage to stabilized the shots ? Compared to my Lumix f2.8 12-35mm, the footage are very shaky.

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>>3932010
>how do you manage to use both ND and polarizer filter
With a matte box or similar rig no?
Outside of that, you'll have to get dirty with some diy shenanigans as far as I know
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>>3932010
>how do you manage to use both ND and polarizer filter ?
I don't use variable NDs, that way it's not an issue
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>>3932017
I didn't know that mate box manage filters directly. I will look into that. Thanks.

>>3932020
How do you manage to reduce the light when shooting outside so the sky isn't too bright ?

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>>3932025
>How do you manage to reduce the light when shooting outside so the sky isn't too bright ?
normal NDs
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>>3932010
a variable nd is already made out of 2 stacked polarizers making another one redundant
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>>3931184
Thank you I will
>>3931301
They are very stupid. It's a wedding company. I work for another company that accepts log footage. These people want me to use handbrake to compress the footage which looks like ass OOC. They are robbing people and I have terminated any future events with them.
>Getting pimped by dumb middle men
Shut up I understand how to do my own marketing but I needed the footage for my reel.
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>>3932046
with ffmpeg, the split max filesize files is trivial

ffmpeg -i input -c:v copy -c:a copy -preset medium -crf 23 -fs 10485760 output.mp4
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Hello, /vid/

I'd like some feedback/comments on a pair of videos that I've made.

https://youtu.be/Z8mi0sGUpWQ

This is the first one. I know it's boring, I know the fly is the most interesting thing, I know the soda shots weren't great and I know that the lighting for the soda shots were kinda crap.
I just wanted to make an atmospheric, aesthetic video kinda like in the style of those tech demo videos you see in television stores.

https://youtu.be/vOt9HGYVFzE

This is the second one. It's maybe slightly more vloggy... kinda... I took a bunch of videos while on a day out to an aquarium. The fish were hard to do in lower light - I went to ISO 3200 and widest aperture f/1.8 and just manual focused.
The otters were easier with a zoom lens.
I know the ferry is boring, which is why I sped much of it up to 3× speed.

I'm also thinking about inspiration for anything I could do also. I'm not very good at coming up with something fun to video, but I guess it's fun to just make something that'll keep someone's attention for longer than a still image.

I know my gear sucks, and I know my editing software sucks, but fuck it... I just wanted to make something.
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>>3932122
>I just wanted to make something
clearly way better than not making anything, absolutely. keep going, mate

what I don't like about it all is the 60fps and high shutterspeed look, especially since you'd call it cinematic I think it makes it way more home video-y
get some NDs and some of that sweet 24 or 30 fps and 180° shutter action going, also probably helps you out with your iso3200 situation as well since you're getting at least one stop more light in there
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>>3932031
False
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>>3931697
How good is the Luxli Viola2 5" On-Camera RGBAW LED Light for an on-camera light for filming simple talking head interviews.
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>>3932287
probably good as a small backround accent light that's easy to hide and battery powered
way too weak for anything else
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>>3932263
>high shutterspeed
I went with 1/125 SS. That is the right SS for 180° angle, right?
>24 or 30 fps
Is it """bad""" to do 60fps? Everyone I know wants to see 60fps content on their TVs or PCs for "butter smooth" motion.
>NDs
Wouldn't that get expensive pretty fast with obtaining multiple kinds of ND for each filter thread size?

I've been debating with myself as to whether or not to get a GH5 2 or a BMPCC. The GH5 has nice ergo and stuff, plus it can do livestreaming now. And it can also do vertical video.
The BMPCC has built-in ND and it has native BRAW.
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>>3932294
>Is it """bad""" to do 60fps?
it's not, I just think it looks like shit and serves no purpose with that kind of static footage. it's nice for videogames and sports IMO

>Wouldn't that get expensive pretty fast with obtaining multiple kinds of ND for each filter thread size?
just get a large size use step down rings, or use square filters

>The BMPCC has built-in ND and it has native BRAW.
only the 6k pro has NDs built in, the other variants don't
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>>3932289
I wanted to use it in a run and gun situation as a one man band conducting street interviews and stuff like that. I don’t really want to drag studio lighting with me when I interview people at news events.
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>>3932307
why would want a full color light for that? a bicolor one like the aputure f7 is much cheaper and more powerful in that situation
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>>3932303
>static footage
True. I suppose I just wanted something that looked fairly realistic on screen.
The second video had way more action tho, especially with some of the animals.
>step down rings
Don't those have vignetting? Or am I thinking of something else?
>6k Pro
I'm dumb then...

At any rate, there's a bank holiday weekend coming up, and I'm thinking about what stuff I could capture. I'm just thinking of any kind of inspiration. I'm not really aware of any big events, but eh... I also don't want to "creep" on people with a telephoto and then post that on YouTube.
Macro video is really neato, but sometimes the problem is a mix of flying insects being unpredictable, and also that I haven't seen many ants around this year. Shooting insects at about 1:3 - 1:2 reproduction ratio does look good in video.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1Kf-1qd6Y
Is this kino?
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>>3932319
american favelas are kino as fuck
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bros..I think I'm in love
skip to 3:05
https://youtu.be/8lub5CbnIbo?t=185
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>>3932617
literal simp
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>>3932617
fug she's cute
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is this a good deal?
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>>3932649
no
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Any advice?
Filmed a scene with partial nudity a while back and now the actress wants to back out. We have a signed agreement specifying the level of nudity but also, I'm no lawyer. Also, has anyone else ever dealt with anything like this before?
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>>3932617
/p/ is such a coomer hobby board
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>>3933519
can't give you any legal advice but Id consider how big your community is as word could get around and could get harder to get people to work with you in future projects
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>>3932649
20 bucks per month? get a real computer you homo
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>>3933519
I wouldn't insist on keeping it in, as
>>3933970
says it might just make it harder for your future projects

I'd say offer something like splitting the costs of a reshoot of the particular scene with her, of course she might just be insecure for no real reason but chances are she wants out because the scene really doesn't look all that good, so you can take that chance to make the film better for less additional cost
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>>3933519
Go with it but make sure to donate a public and substantial amount of moneys to your local branch of lgbt community.
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>>3933519
>We have a signed agreement
She's fucked then, you just need to inform her you will do what the contract says but like some anons say, get to know why she backed out, sometimes pussy ramblings against you are worse than publishing trash or controversial pictures.
If she doesn't want the pictures to be widespread then manage to accept putting them in small works (prints) but with less pay, or sometimes with a little more money they can keep quiet, they are nude models after all, not that far from the oldest profession in the book.
If she has tons of simp strings then do not publish at all but condemn her for the shitty professional she is, you lose money but inform your scene she's a grifter.
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>>3933970
>>3934097
>>3934128
>>3934133
Thanks for the advice. It turns out it's fine and I was massively misinterpreting her position; she just wants to distance herself from the project but isn't trying to prevent its release or anything like that.
The whole experience has been very scary though, I suddenly have an understanding of less than a fraction of what the Room Full of Cups guys have been going through for the last 5 years and it wasn't pleasant
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>>3934138
>she just wants to distance herself from the project
Not a good sign, buddy, but glad you didn't waste money
Working with women as objects is tough nowadays, understandably so but still a bitch
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Any recs for /vid/core films like Nightcrawler?
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>>3934214
>/vid/core films
>like Nightcrawler?
Boy Band, Thrill Me, Daddy Teenage Turn On, Trucker Fuckers
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>>3934214
/vid/core are films like Stalker, 2001, TGTBATU etc
But similar to Nightcrawler:
>Drive
>The Guest
>Blade Runner 2049
>Good Time
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>>3934221
>/vid/core are films like Stalker, 2001, TGTBATU
But all of those are made with film!
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>>3933544
Scorpions can survive underwater for up to 48 hrs
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>>3934221
>>3934214

Benny's Video
I'm sure many 4channers will identify with the main character
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>>3934214
Afterschool (2008)
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https://twitter.com/Blackmagic_News/status/1433230166491283456
https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=146817
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>tfw finally finish my feature film
>it's actually quite good
>don't have money to make a dcp
>unvaccinated so can't travel internationally for a film festival even if I somehow got it into one
>not connected to the industry so can't call any contacts to try and help me sell the film
Wow. I think I'm fucked
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>>3936067
get vaccinated then
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>>3936087
1. Fuck you
2. That wouldn't solve my problems since it still wouldn't provide a dcp for my film nor suddenly give me a bunch of connections
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>>3936067
>it's actually quite good
Proofs?
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>>3936104
I watched it and thought "hey, I quite like this, go me"
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>>3936067
Take a loan. Gotta take some risks
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>>3936067
why do you need money for a dcp
just click the button in resolve
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>>3936135
Because I have no way of checking if the end result is anything good. I read an article where some guy was talking about how he spent ages figuring out how to make a dcp, and then after that he tried and failed 4 times before he got the correct results.
I feel like (since I only have the free version), I'll export it as a 300gb dcp and send it off and then, when they play it, there will be a massive watermark saying 'EASY DCP TRIAL VERSION' and awful sound and broken colour grading or something
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>>3936196
just open it again and check
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>>3936197
You can't check DCP's without special software?
I thought the entire point was that they're made for theatres and to avoid piracy issues?
Am I mistaken?
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>>3936199
there's freeware players, resolve can just re-import it and even VLC can play it these days
Of course you can encrypt, lock and individually sign your file to hell and back to try and protect your latest capeshit from being leaked but in the context of small film festivals a DCP means nothing but a fancy file type with good Bitrate that plays well on a cinema server and is somewhat color managed to look as intended
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>>3936196
Just fuckin use levels and graphs. Proofing is no magic, if you've shit correct on your end, it'll play well no matter where.
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>>3931697
Oh sages of /vidg/, I don't know shit about video but I've searched for some cameras but I'm looking for something that works really well in low light, so far I've looked into the already suggested here Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4k, the Canon XA40, and the Panasonic LUMIX GH4, the camera I'm looking for it's gonna be mostly used for low/mid budget music videos and concerts of the same quality. What can you guys recommend?

tl;dr I'm looking for a good low light working camera for music videos/recording concerts.
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>>3937038
>>3937038
Also, forgot to mention that my budget is between 1.5k to 2.2k
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I'm not a p browser so can anyone give me a full downdown on general opinion of BMPCC 4k for filming a short?
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>>3937198
do it
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>>3937198
It's good if you know what you are doing and have a controlled environment
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>>3937203
>>3937206
Any lenses recs?
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Does BMPCC6K have enough dynamic range to have a sunet in frame and lift shadows on actors without them looking like crap? Using some bounce would be acceptable.
K-dramas like to show off like this, presumably on an Arri Alexa or something with similar specs.
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>>3934632
Did they fix audio import so it doesn't have to be PCM linear? It's tiring to have to run footage through ffmpeg to convert the audio to PCM linear before importing into DR.
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>>3937241
yes
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>>3937232
master anamorphics
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>>3937242
it supports a whole bunch of audio types other than just plain 48k wav since 2013 or so
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When you rent a HMI light does the rental fee include the HMI bulbs? I wanted to buy a cheap HMI to play around with, but since bulbs cost over $300 each, it would probably be much cheaper to rent an HMI if the rental fee included the bulb.
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>>3937387
yes
you get one used, tested globe and one or more spares depending on the duration
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>>3937416
How long does one HSI globe (bulb) last?
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>>3937448
depends on the wattage, the ballast and the amount of abuse in hot strikes and banging around the hot fixture
usually the original osram ones are good for about 700-800h, the lower wattage ones more the higher less and with the big bois above 4k the lifespan goes down a lot, I think a 4k is 500h the very most
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I want to buy a camera. I will mainly use it to make Videos because I want to make semi-professional short films. The way I will film can be explained as being mainly documentarily in nature, i.e.: I will film with a tripod but not run around as someone who makes Vlogging videos would do. I do not have a lot of conditions for a camera but the things I mainly want are high quality of the footage I take, the video not getting fucked when I film in somewhat low or a little bit higher light and good zoom though I am aware, that that has mainly to do with lenses. (I don't know how many of my problems can be solved with lenses as I am fairly new to dealing with cameras.) Battery life is not an issue because I am aware that there are battery extensions or just spare batteries that I can take with me when I go filming.

This is the camera I have decided to buy after reading the sticky and some additional research: https://www.amazon.de/Panasonic-Lumix-dmc-g80-3448pixel-schwarz/dp/B01LWMMF2U/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Could you please tell me your professional opinion if this is a logical purchase for me to make considering my requirements?
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I'm editing to music a lot, is there a way to get Premiere to display the sound spectrogram instead of the waveform in the timeline? Or replace the time code with beats and bars? Or some kind of beat detection system that would automatically mark the beats? Wasting a lot of time staring at the waveform.
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what video file formats/codecs get fucked up the least by youtube uploads?
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>>3938823
doesn't matter, it all gets transcoded anyway
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>>3938823
The most important thing is just having a high enough resolution so you get bumped to the vp9 codec. 1080 gets the shitty default codec
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>>3938823
Years ago, YouTube used to state that their preferred format was .mov or "QuickTime" as it was more commonly known then.
In those days, it wasn't unusual for people to output video from the likes of Windows Movie Maker in .wmv, .mp4 or even .avi and uh... the compression back then was pretty god awful.

These days, I don't think YouTube outright claims that any particular format is preferred, but I'd hedge a guess that the likes of .mov in some kind of ProRes codec would be processed by YouTube the fastest, but you also get a larger file that'll take longer to upload. But back in 2007... YouTube could take 2-3 hours to process the average 10-15 minute video, probably why shorter videos less then a minute long ended up becoming the most popular kind of video back then.
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Is the rumoured Canon R5C going to be worth the wait if its essentially the R5 with no overheating issues and more video features?
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What's a good documentary camera preferably under 2k but I can go under $3000 if it's really worth it? This is for run n gun.
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>>3939045
Ur fone
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>>3939049
You forgot the thousands of dollars of cinema lighting you’d need to make a fone look good.
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>>3939066
Implying people on here are budgeting for lights when they're dumping all the budget on the body and not even thinking about lenses
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September 2021
International Production
Volume 102, Issue 9

https://transfer.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ac/ac0921/offline/ac_ac0921.pdf
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>>3939026
For me personally, the r5 is already satisfactory for 99% of situations. Moreso since the latest update which allows unlimited 8k prores raw recording externally.
I think the r5c will probably be a great camera that's slightly let down by dynamic range (compared to the c70 for example) but the majority of people shooting with it would never notice. So it'd be a great b-camera on a big budget set and a more than adequate a-camera for most productions but with a smaller form factor that leaves you questioning if its pros (autofocus, 8k, full-frame) make it superior to the bmp6k
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>>3939070
lighting is a meme
absolutely not needed for test charts and cat videos around the home
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>>3939147
Thank you.
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Did tax laws change in Europe? R3 doesn't have a time cap on it's video feature.
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>>3939232
yeah that shit is gone since 2015ish already
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How good is the aperture amaran 100d and a softbox or other type of diffuser? Would it make a good key light for a small YouTube studio? What benefits would I get from the 200d? Could I just use the 100d and a few reflectors or would I need to invest in more powerful lighting?
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>>3938823
4k H.265 was almost equivalent to DNxHR it these tests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7KFuCN8oz0&t=600s
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>>3939252
>How good is the aperture amaran 100d and a softbox or other type of diffuser?
depends
>Would it make a good key light for a small YouTube studio?
likely
>What benefits would I get from the 200d?
double the output
>Could I just use the 100d and a few reflectors or would I need to invest in more powerful lighting?
depends
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>>3939070
>not buying food quality lights
That explains why so many people’s videos posted to this cesspool look and smell like shit.
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>>3939289
this
organic, grass fed, pasture raised HMI and tungsten are where it's at
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>>3939189
I agree the quality is there but I'm a longform videographer and my autism will not allow me anything less than the highest detail image which leaves the R5 squarely insufficient if I want both long length and high quality to not interrupt my workflow with overheating. The R3 seems to have 1 hour~ of shooting and that's workable but since its not as video centric I'm still waiting to see what kind of splashes the next mirrorless bodies will do namely the R5C and R1.

If the R3 gets a firmware update to enable eye controlled AF for video that will certainly peak my interest however. All in all that feature will need a year or two to become perfected and hopefully becomes standard for future mid to high tier mirrorless bodies
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I feel like a secondary objective of this camera was to cockblock video studios considering the Red Komodo/Sony FX6 and I'm about it.
Finally no record limits, no overheating in the practical video modes, almost no rolling shutter, great internal battery life.

I am going to going to open 3 tabs of Gerald Undone reviewing this camera, play them at different speeds, and edge for 20 minutes before I bust all over my calibrated monitor.

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>>3939422
Gerald's review is out?
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>>3939433
Not yet. My loins throb with anticipation.
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Maybe it's just me, but I don't feel much excitement about the canon r3.
It's basically a perfect camera (for me at least) but we've known about it for like 6 months, every spec leaked ages ago. There's nothing to get hyped about. It's too expensive for me to go out and casually buy one. I struggle to decide if it's even worth the extra price over the r5.
I guess it doesn't help that I finished my film and am dealing with bullshit contractual issues with one of the people working on it. And because of that, I literally have nothing left in my life. This film was literally the only thing that kept me going so now that it's gone I'm basically like "well cool... why am I alive again?" And like some new camera being announced doesn't really change that. Especially when that new camera is an old camera.
And I find it weird that no one else feels like this. Everyone else is all trying to make money to get a gf/wife and have kids and make a name for themselves in an industry and like that just seems really shitty. I just want to make films because I like expressing myself and I like films. Everything else is bullshit. And I feel like I'm not the weird one, even though that's how I've been described my entire fucking life. I'm not the one who's pretending that this existential nightmare of nothingness is a fun party full of joy and miracles. But apparently that line of reasoning is "cynical" and depressing or some shit, so I'm the one who needs to see a specialist to prescribe some pills so I can be fucking happy like everyone else who isn't even happy by the way since depression and suicide are at all time highs and the media's like "we need to normalise mental health checks" instead of maybe wondering why everyone's so fucking miserable these days.
But I'm the weird one for saying it.
I don't know. Maybe the sony a7s4 will bring me meaning. I don't have the a7s2 or 3, or any sony cameras, but they seem like fun.
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>>3938823
Import a seperate click track
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>>3937878
Import a seperate click track
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>>3939458
What kind of movie?
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>>3939515
It's a very 'straightforward' psychological drama about a hitman who's depressed with the story being an allegory for the monotony of everyday life and our struggles in harshing it out, clinging onto the few moments we enjoy, in hope that eventually we'll be able to stop and live 'our real lives' or something.
But I might be autistic so that's probably not clear and it probably just comes as an excuse for random bouts of violence
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>>3939713
So it’s a real life story where you try to turn your insanity into art. Welcome to art house indy cinema …
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Quick question: I need to record something with my shitty webcam, to do analysis on later. The recording softwares that come with windows is absolute sheit, and doesn't even let me pic the output format, or compression.
What is some free recording software?
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>>3939831
obs
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>>3939713
Sounds like a good premis, I’m looking for inspiration for a short film to make but in the meantime I’m just doing music videos.
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>>3939863
Do you have any ideas?
With short films, I always took the outlook of quantity over quality because I saw them purely as experiments and practice so I tended to only focus on a couple of aspects.
Normally just one or two scenes I really want to play with is enough of a basis for a short film for me but some people prefer to really put their all into everything they make
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>>3939875
That’s a good way of thinking about it, I would like to do something of an alegory of our current decent into dystopia.
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>>3939875
Doing one scene extremely well seems like a really good plan. As a noice doing a whole movie would be way too hard, but doing one scene would be something that anybody could do if they put in enough time and effort; which means it’s something that most people who post on here won’t do.
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>>3939940
I want to expand on that a little bit, not because it's a bad idea, but because it's not exactly what I meant and I want people to realise that there are multiple ways that can effectively achieve the same result.
When I say 1 or 2 scenes, I don't mean total, I meant that you have 1 or 2 scenes that 'justify' the short and that you care about, while the other scenes are just there for the sake of a story and practice. And the reason I say this is because constant practice is important.
So I have made a few shorts that are literally just one scene, but most of my shorts are entire stories where I made them because I had something in particular I wanted to do, and I wanted the short to justify it.
Eg. After I rewatched the Departed a few years back, I figured out a way how I could replicate Matt Damon's death, so I put together a short just for the sake of having a scene like that. But the rest of it was redoing some stuff that I'd previously done in a way I thought could be better, along with playing with some different story elements.
The point I'm sort of trying to make is that constant practice in every area (writing, directing, composing shots, sound etc) is necessary and vital. And it's also important to detach yourself from a need for perfection straight away (because everyone's first short film is shit, no exceptions unless someone else makes it for you).
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>>3939953
> everyone’s first film is shit unless someone makes it for you

Or you take years and years reshooting until it looks good. But making it look like shit will allow you to make many more films.
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made this last week, gonna be working on a larger short horror film soon. any criticism for technical issues is much appreciated.
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>>3939953
This actually really helps, thanks anon
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>>3939953
>Eg. After I rewatched the Departed a few years back
Should've gone Infernal Affairs
>because everyone's first short film is shit
t. pleb
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>>3939975
basado. you're already one step ahead of most of this board
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>>3940005
About that. Video work for corporate clients (and weddings) is going to be my main source of income soon. I'm really into grip stuff, color grading, and lighting since I do everything myself.
I'm feeling increasingly isolated and lonely because I don't have anywhere to discuss detailed topics or celebrate new expensive gear besides here.

Are there any other serious online communities anyone can recommend?
I can't find any discords that with a focus on videography. They all target photo + video and photo conversation dominates all the channels.
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>>3940018
Retarditt and Fagbook

Retarditt for filmmaking and colorgrading groups (r/colorists) but most people in that group are pro colorists who think nothing of paying north of 5k for a properly grading monitor and north of 25k for a monitor to use for 4k hdr grading.

and

Fagbook for local filmmaking groups
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>>3940018
liftgammagain, creativecow and the resolve part of the blackmagics forums can be very nice for colorist topics, since some very helpful pros like walter volpatto post there relatively often.
camera specific forums like reduser or the cinematography part of the blackmagic forum can sometimes be helpful for the same reason, but are generally more insufferable because of brand war retards.
Honestly the best conversations I had about more broader topics like rigging, lighting and whatnot were always directly, either in DMing someone on a forum about something I've seen, sending the rental a mail asking how they would this and that and what gear I should take from them or just during pickup at the rental place fumbling around with them getting some specific to work and two other dudes chime in and in the end we all exchange contact info.
Finding some good rental places that care and help you out around you is essential imo
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>>3940033
Reddit is full of larpers.
>>3940018
2nding liftgammagain
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>>3940018
lowepost.com and mixinglight.com are two great resources in you want to dive deep into color grading and DaVinci Resolve
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>>3940133
If you don’t live in California and live in the farm lands in the Bible Belt or Upstate New York or the Appellation Mountains or some other rural area, how do you find such an amazing and helpful rental house.
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>>3940173
check the next bigger city, I guess
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>>3939514
Oh god that's fucking retarded.
What about other editing programs? Will anything else give me what I need?
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>>3940857
nope, this has been a headache for people coming to video from the music production side since forever
I think vegas is slowly getting there since magix bought it out and merges their "video pro" (which basically was a nle based on samlitude) into the vegas code so that might be something worth keeping an eye on. Other than that it's all timecode, but for example with resolve and it's scripting language there's easy scripts to create markers based on bpm, and then you can snap to these as a "grid" and so on. Lots of info in the blackmagic forum on that one
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What I had:
>i7-6400HQ 4 core
>GTX 1060
>16G RAM

What I'm looking at getting:
>i7-11800H 8 core
>RTX 3080
>32G RAM

How noticeable will the upgrade be if I'm heavily editing 4K RAW in Resolve and Premiere? How could it be better? I've seen seen that a 2080 TI outperforms the 3080? What the fuck is that shit about? Big number is supposed to make machine go zoom.
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>>3940033
Reddit is full of literally nothing but gearfags obsessed with imitating a Hollywood look and Fincher color grades. They're even worse than /p/'s gearfags, because at least on /p/ they'll just call you a retard or a nigger instead of being snarky, overly-moralized shitheads.
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>>3941011
>imitating a Hollywood look
This is such a meme. If you properly expose/light your footage and have it in focus, you're 99% of the way there. So many hollywood flicks are badly graded anyway that you're probably better off ignoring what they're doing for the most part
>and Fincher color grades
Cold white balance
Crush the blacks
Desaturate
Add contrast

How do you stretch that across more than one post? Hell I get flamed when I mention any youtubers that are decent at teaching colour grading so maybe I'm biased.
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>>3941016
The whole "hollywood look" bit is a weird thing to see so much confusion about for the reason you mentioned, but it's also easy to understand why. The idea of grading to change the look and feel of your footage is some 101 shit, so beginners develop this idea early that it's one of the big secrets to a professional appearance. They get into the practice of thinking they're obligated to distinguish their footage for the sake of proving they can, wind up making it look like it's been run through an Instagram filter, then wonder why it doesn't look like something you can see in a theater.
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>>3941082
>then wonder why it doesn't look like something you can see in a theater.
There's no movies in the theaters, bud
Also some actual movies have strong colours if done for the sake of the director, washed out pro colour grading is done by distributors for movies to be watched in shitty screens and projectors.
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>>3941006
Are you not using proxies, lad? If you are, it shouldn't make any difference.
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>>3941136
Not gonna lie, I've been editing for about years and nobody has ever mentioned proxy files. Thank you. I'd still like to pretend I'm going to eventually play a video game again someday and want this to last, so I'll probably aim as high as I can afford, but this does change a lot.
Still open to additional input on my last post if anyone has it.
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>Be 32 year old film major using the GI bill
>No close IRL friends. 2 busy doing gigs
>Attend college film club to network
>Club President makes us watch Matti Haapoja explain shutter speed
>President asks a new face how they name projects when editing
>They genuinely reply "I... usually name them "Final version" and hit export"
>Almost fall out of my seating laughing at the top of my lungs
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why modern movies cant do proper white balance?
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>>3941598
for the "mood"
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>>3941598
digital intermediates were a mistake
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>>3941598
Skintones.
Basically they couldn't easily change the white balance/colour temperature before, but now it's literally 2 clicks.
Audiences really like images where the skin 'pops' in that typically semi-shiny instagram way, so the majority of grading and lighting is done with that in mind. It's also why a lot of modern audiences don't like old films and one of the reasons they seem dated.
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>>3941598
Colours and set design is so passée, just thrown on that piss filter m8.
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I just spent over $8,000 to get filmmaking stuff I don’t need.

* Apple Boxes
* LED lighting kits
* vintage Russian lenses
* grip equipment
* batteries
* color calibration tools
* cables and sticks

My films still look like shit. How do I stop buying stuff when I’m addicted to shopping.

(It’s gotten so bad that I needed to take a loan using my 401k to pay for my stuff. The only other thing I need is a new computer, but I plan on getting that next year once I get my tax refund.)

Why are the small tools needed to rig out a camera so expensive?

For example, a v-mount tool to cross convert hdmi video into sdi video costs over $700, lights cost $300 to $400 each and Apple Boxes cost over $100 for a set of four and cables cost between $50 and $100 each.

How does a hobbyist filmmaker pay for all of the gear that is needed to make a video?
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>>3941700
>How does a hobbyist filmmaker pay for all of the gear that is needed to make a video?
a job
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>>3941700
>sneeded
It isn't.
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So my music deal fell through (guy was being a complete faggot and kept trying to change the agreement and asking for more money).
I've decided to produce my own score. Any free programs that will let me do this without external hardware?
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>>3941700

over $700 for a OLED view finder
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over $700 for the portkeys bm 5 monitor

it all adds up when you start to add stuff to your camera

i still need to get a timecode jamming system

since my area is still locked down because of covid, i will wait until next year to get the timecode system and external recorder and other audio stuff ...
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>>394171
>i still need to get a timecode jamming system

No you don't. A slate is 20 dollars. You can always buy the equipment that everyone else rent, but you will be the idiot in debt with a truckload of equipment you use twice a year,
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>>3941700
>How do I stop buying stuff when I’m addicted to shopping

Realize cinematography 80% lighting and 19% movement and 1% what equipment you actually use.
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Why did they call movies photoplays?
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>>3941728
Photographed stage play

Makes more sense than call them movies because they move
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>>3937038
Friend has black magic, never uses it. Battery is pathetic and it needs to be "rigged" out to be useful. Everything adds up.
My snoy a6600 runs circles around it simply because of usability.
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>>3939996
>>3939996
just seems propogating your cartel stereotype you savage. social media and cellphones are cancer in south america.
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>>3940857
>>3940857
reaper may have a video sync function to edit audio after video track is completed, but I'm not sure.
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>>3941461
what is the correct way to name projects?
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>>3941722
i'd say 80% story 20% lighting, as long as it's recorded on something.
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>>3937038
A lumx G9 is very capable and much less than a GH5, then you can spend extra money on lighting.
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>>3941713
Any DAW (Cubase/Protools/Renoise/even Fruityloops) and a bunch of VST instruments. Get a cheap midi keyboard or just install one of those free midi keyboard emulators that let you play notes on your computer keyboard. Most of the stuff can be pirated, look for older versions.
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>>3941006

Just use proxies?
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>>3941700

all that stuff will make your films look better if you know how to utilize them
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>>3942204
Thanks!
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>>3931697
any gimbal recs for an a7iii and a fairly heavy lens?
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>>3942333
rs2
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Which flavor, the 1/4 or 1/8 strength, Hollywood Blackmagic filter be a better option for a diffusion filter to carry in my camera bag?
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>>3942401
depends on how cheesy you want it
I use 1/8 most of the time but especially when a client/director knows about diffusion and wants that 'dreamy' look they'll barely see that show up on their monitor so I'll pull out the 1/4 or 1/2
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>>3942333
>>3942381
I have the rs2 and I can recommend it. Great piece of tech. I use around 3-5kg setups and so far I've only had it vibrate very mildly during certain angles due to it not being conpletely balanced when focusing.
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anyone know anything about 1080p bitrates in m43 cameras? I heard the gh3 and gx7 have great image quality shooting 1080/60p but what about olympus cameras?
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>>3932649
you will spend much more than that to rig out the camera and make it usable :p
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>>3942501
I remember this article from eoshd regarding e-m1 0iii:
https://www.eoshd.com/review/the-absolutely-mega-olympus-e-m10-iii-oversampled-4-6k-no-crop-5-axis-ibis-for-500/

Before that they had the reputation to be pretty sub par compared to Panasonic. I guess it's safe to go looking at anything from e-m10 iii generation and up.
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>>3942124
I just put cut 1 or cut 2 at the end
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>>3942403
I decided to go with the 1/8 flavor for now because I wanted a subtle effect and not a lot of cheese. I may add the 1/4 later on if I decide the 1/8 is not as intense as I want.
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>>3942638
>Before that they had the reputation to be pretty sub par compared to Panasonic.
Oly cleans the floor with Pana IBIS and lenses, they weren't better due to lack of video tools and a good flat profile but saying "pretty sub par" is just going full shill.
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>>3931697
Can you fellas suggest me a varied, assorted pack of premiere transitions for me to use in wedding videos? From tasteful and short to crazy and extravagant. Keywords or product names are enough. I'm sharing some resources that are decent and I found for free, but I'm leaning too much on these and need new resources. Thanks.

https://mixkit.co/free-premiere-pro-templates/transitions/
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Your October Issue of American Cinematographer is here

https://transfer.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ac/ac1021/offline/ac_ac1021.pdf
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>>3943542
cut and fade
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>>3943561
Sometimes I need some more pzazz than that. If you ever saw what kind of atrocious visual tropes people on wedding videos uses your chin would fall from your mouth. They're paying me to do these atrocities, so I'm doing research.
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>>3943542
https://www.google.com/search?q=premiere%20pro%20transitions%20wedding
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>Gotta film my thesis this summer (southern hemisphere so it's in your winter for you all americans).
>Only one in my group to have the gear and the technical knowledge.
>Only one with the producer to have the dough to pay for it.
>Working full time so I don't even have time to practice with my new camera and get really used to it.
FML, adult life is a lie, I want to be a trust fund baby to have all the free time and connections all those dudes have in the USA without actually living in that shithole. If you're not a goverment bootlicker/certified leftie no one seems to take an interest in you here, and I don't wanna be a fake ass bitch just to be in everyone's grace so I can get an entry level job knowing more than 80% of the local AV workforce.
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>>3943577
Just lie. Fake it until you make it. That’s what everybody else in the in the industry does. If you think people in Hollywood are honest, I got a bridge to sell you.
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>>3943577
Why are you working full time?
That kind of implies that you don't think you'll make it in this industry, which means you probably won't make it in this industry.
If you're working full time to pay for uni, you're doing it very wrong.
If you're working full time to pay for an apartment and bills, then shit sucks. If you can't move back in with your parents then you're fucked and have to work that much harder, filming literally every weekend and burning yourself out.
The industry is really fucked is the long and the short of it.
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>>3943570
Yes, looks like every time I come to 4chan to find some well-curated, anon-approved sample of anything, I'd be mocked by people telling me to use google. I should have learned by now
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>>3943565
fair enough. I am just so tired of the DOWNLOAD MY EPIC CINEMATIC BROLL TRANSITION LUTS BRO school of video
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>>3943718
They normally suck. I wish they could do versions with sizes of 4-12 frames of what they do, but no, they don't, nor I'm competent enough to make them get this size
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>>3943652
Yeah I know it's all two facing and faking it, but I'm fucking tired of it and I'm just 26. When I started uni I did some not pro per se, but kinda pro shoots and I falled in love with making cinema and being a DoP, but all the favouritism, and closedness to the industrial side makes me sick.
>>3943670
Sadly I have to split rent with my brother and sister, wich leaves me with little time to dedicate to my media production company. The worst part is that I'm waiting to sell some licenses of a software I've developed to ur local goverment, that way I'll just double my salary and could leave that damned place to dedicate myself full time on my true passion, but life happens.
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Hello, Vid.
I'm trying to get more into videography. The sorts of stuff I'd be interested in doing is more like... documentary, macro and maybe more like nature content.
I have an older Olympus body - it's not very good for video and it has no mic input. I have no interest in obtaining an audio recorder just for it, and attempt to sync in post.

I have 3 options that I've concluded:

>Panasonic GH5II
a very highly capable body, lacking in the AF department, but since I use a lot of manual focus a lot anyway, that's no trouble. I like the ergo, and it's also got livestreaming out of the box too.
>Olympus OM-D E-M1X/E-M1 Mk III
excellent bodies for photography, potentially not so great for video, but still feature flat and log profiles. AF is great, and would make for a good true hybrid for photo and video. Ergo on E-M1X is a bit weird though, the front control dial is in a strange place.
>BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera
I didn't get to test this body in a store. BRaw is the headline feature, as is SOOC ProRes which makes editing far faster. The presence of XLR also offers something very interesting. But CFast cards are kinda dumb, and the AF might as well not exist. No EVF either, so it doesn't make for a very comfortable handheld shooting experience - requires further investment with a DJI something or just tripod shoot all the time.

The other solution is to wait to next year to see what OMDS and the GH6 do that's really unique.
What would you recommend to me? Absolute bottom line is that it needs to use MFT mount.
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>>3943793
>I have no interest in obtaining an audio recorder just for it, and attempt to sync in post.
Why do you debils dread "syncing in post" so much?
Like nigga just clap.
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>>3931697

Need some pricing advice here:

I'm about to make some medical educational videos that will go into an e-course for a healthcare practitioner. They will be making tens of thousands per year on these courses. I'm considering asking for a percentage of gross profits in perpetuity (so long as my videos are used in the course) instead of asking for a lump sum of money.

Is this dumb? Should I just go for a lump sum? I'm considering asking for 6%?
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I'm looking for a camera that shoots log.
My budget is $1000 firm for the body.
4k would be a plus.

I was looking at the sony a6500 because it has image stabilization, but I even found an a7s ii.

Any recommendations?
Or should I not buy used from eBay?

I know about the bmpcc 4k for $1,300, but I don't have the extra money for a hard drive, cage to mount it on etc.

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