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Video Gear: Technical Tips

Robbie Carman & Rich Harrington

About this course

Make your video productions run a little smoother with these tips and useful tools. This installment of Video Gear explains how to simplify some of the more technically challenging aspects of video production. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman show how to capture and develop high-frame-rate, slow-motion, and green-screen footage; calibrate your display for better color management; mount storage disks; and stay powered up on the go. Plus, learn how to recover files from a corrupted disk or media card with the help of utilities like Picture Rescue and Data Rescue.


Topics include:

  • Shooting high-frame-rate footage
  • Post-processing high-frame-rate footage
  • Using third-party effects for slow motion
  • Calibrating a display
  • Mounting a disk
  • Recovering media
  • Creating LUTs
  • Shooting green-screen footage
  • Charging batteries on the go
 

Curriculum4h

  • Welcome
  • High Frame Rate Shoot Out: Production
  • Preview
    High Frame Rate Shootout
  • Footage at 60 Frames Per Second
  • Footage at 120 Frames Per Second
  • Footage at 240 Frames Per Second
  • Post-Processing High-Frame-Rate Footage
  • Processing High-Frame-Rate Footage
  • Using After Effects to Slow Down High-Frame-Rate Footage
  • Slowing Down High-Frame-Rate Footage with Time Warping
  • Advanced Slow Motion with Third Party Effects
  • Using Twixtor to Slow Footage Down
  • Using Digital Anarchy to Remove Flicker From High Frame Rate Footage
  • Calibrating a Computer Display Manually - Part 1
  • The Importance of Calibrating Displays
  • Calibrating Displays on a PC
  • Calibrating Displays on a Mac
  • Calibrating a Computer Display Using Hardware - Part 2
  • Choosing a Meter
  • Calibrate with the X-Rite i1Profiler
  • Calibrating Advice
  • Mounting a Disk & Recovering Files
  • Mounting a Disk & Recovering Files
  • Recovering Media
  • Mounting a Disk Image
  • How Can I Create a Lookup Table?
  • Preview
    What Is a Lookup Table?
  • Using Adobe Hue
  • Applying or Modify a LUT
  • Manipulating LUTs with Lattice
  • Putting LUTs to Use On Set
  • How Do I Shoot Green Screen on a Budget?
  • Shooting Green Screen on a Budget
  • Why Shoot Green Screen
  • Lighting Two Things
  • A Budget Green Screen
  • Using a Professional Green Screen Backdrop
  • Gear Overview
  • How Do I Improve the Quality of My Green Screen Shots?
  • Improving the Quality of Green Screen Shots
  • Using a Hard Cyc Green Screen Backdrop
  • Studio Lighting for Green Screen Projects
  • Testing the Backdrop with a Monitor
  • Testing the Backdrop On Set
  • Shooting in Portrait Mode
  • Gear Overview
  • How Can I Make Post-Production Easier for Green Screen Projects?
  • Preview
    Improving the Quality of Green Screen Shoots
  • Choosing the Right Acquisition Format
  • Capturing Uncompressed Video On Set
  • What Makes Good Green Screen Footage?
  • Evaluating the Keying Footage from a Canon Camera
  • Evaluating the Keying Footage from a Panasonic Lumix GH4
  • Evaluating the Keying Footage from a Sony a7S
  • Blending a Key with the Background with Light Wrap by Red Giant
  • Blending a Key with the Background with Lighwrap by Digital Anarchy
  • Making Killer Backgrounds for Green Screen
  • Making Killer Backgrounds for Green Screen
  • Shooting Defocused Still Plates
  • Shooting Defocused Video Plates
  • Defocusing Backgrounds in Photoshop CC
  • Shoot Plates with a Light Field Camera
  • Post Processing a Light Field Camera
  • Gear Overview
  • Charging Batteries on the Go
  • Charging on the Go
  • Starting Out Fully Charged
  • Preview
    Using an Inverter
  • Using a Solar Charger
  • Using a Battery Pack
  • Strategies to Extend Battery Life

About this course

Make your video productions run a little smoother with these tips and useful tools. This installment of Video Gear explains how to simplify some of the more technically challenging aspects of video production. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman show how to capture and develop high-frame-rate, slow-motion, and green-screen footage; calibrate your display for better color management; mount storage disks; and stay powered up on the go. Plus, learn how to recover files from a corrupted disk or media card with the help of utilities like Picture Rescue and Data Rescue.


Topics include:

  • Shooting high-frame-rate footage
  • Post-processing high-frame-rate footage
  • Using third-party effects for slow motion
  • Calibrating a display
  • Mounting a disk
  • Recovering media
  • Creating LUTs
  • Shooting green-screen footage
  • Charging batteries on the go
 

Curriculum4h

  • Welcome
  • High Frame Rate Shoot Out: Production
  • Preview
    High Frame Rate Shootout
  • Footage at 60 Frames Per Second
  • Footage at 120 Frames Per Second
  • Footage at 240 Frames Per Second
  • Post-Processing High-Frame-Rate Footage
  • Processing High-Frame-Rate Footage
  • Using After Effects to Slow Down High-Frame-Rate Footage
  • Slowing Down High-Frame-Rate Footage with Time Warping
  • Advanced Slow Motion with Third Party Effects
  • Using Twixtor to Slow Footage Down
  • Using Digital Anarchy to Remove Flicker From High Frame Rate Footage
  • Calibrating a Computer Display Manually - Part 1
  • The Importance of Calibrating Displays
  • Calibrating Displays on a PC
  • Calibrating Displays on a Mac
  • Calibrating a Computer Display Using Hardware - Part 2
  • Choosing a Meter
  • Calibrate with the X-Rite i1Profiler
  • Calibrating Advice
  • Mounting a Disk & Recovering Files
  • Mounting a Disk & Recovering Files
  • Recovering Media
  • Mounting a Disk Image
  • How Can I Create a Lookup Table?
  • Preview
    What Is a Lookup Table?
  • Using Adobe Hue
  • Applying or Modify a LUT
  • Manipulating LUTs with Lattice
  • Putting LUTs to Use On Set
  • How Do I Shoot Green Screen on a Budget?
  • Shooting Green Screen on a Budget
  • Why Shoot Green Screen
  • Lighting Two Things
  • A Budget Green Screen
  • Using a Professional Green Screen Backdrop
  • Gear Overview
  • How Do I Improve the Quality of My Green Screen Shots?
  • Improving the Quality of Green Screen Shots
  • Using a Hard Cyc Green Screen Backdrop
  • Studio Lighting for Green Screen Projects
  • Testing the Backdrop with a Monitor
  • Testing the Backdrop On Set
  • Shooting in Portrait Mode
  • Gear Overview
  • How Can I Make Post-Production Easier for Green Screen Projects?
  • Preview
    Improving the Quality of Green Screen Shoots
  • Choosing the Right Acquisition Format
  • Capturing Uncompressed Video On Set
  • What Makes Good Green Screen Footage?
  • Evaluating the Keying Footage from a Canon Camera
  • Evaluating the Keying Footage from a Panasonic Lumix GH4
  • Evaluating the Keying Footage from a Sony a7S
  • Blending a Key with the Background with Light Wrap by Red Giant
  • Blending a Key with the Background with Lighwrap by Digital Anarchy
  • Making Killer Backgrounds for Green Screen
  • Making Killer Backgrounds for Green Screen
  • Shooting Defocused Still Plates
  • Shooting Defocused Video Plates
  • Defocusing Backgrounds in Photoshop CC
  • Shoot Plates with a Light Field Camera
  • Post Processing a Light Field Camera
  • Gear Overview
  • Charging Batteries on the Go
  • Charging on the Go
  • Starting Out Fully Charged
  • Preview
    Using an Inverter
  • Using a Solar Charger
  • Using a Battery Pack
  • Strategies to Extend Battery Life