Thursday, November 26, 2015

Steadicam Set Up & Use

The two below were suggested by IMORDEN...

Monday, November 2, 2015

A solid article on encoding H.264 for the Web

This can be baffling when just starting out, but this article is one of the best I've seen giving a quick rundown of how to apply the encoding settings for export to H.264.  As it says, some degree of trial and error will eventually help dial in your own work, but these settings are a great place to start!

Cinetic Studios: My workflow for exporting to Web for best quality

Posted by All My Base Belong To You on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cleaning Up Live Music Recordings...

Consider this a "category" post that I will update with notes and whatnot as I find them...

Some notes from a fourm (

...usually mud is in the 250hz area - try cutting a bit there. If it sounds a bit nasily and honky, you may also want to cut around 1k.

...with eq you always end up changing the sound dramatically...

Engineering Voice Overs and Interviews

My audio experience is mostly 20 years old and from back in the analog days, so DAWs and what not are pretty new to me and the basic principles of sound engineering are coated with layers of rust, or lost completely, in many cases, due to the death of too many brain cells and the need to overwrite those memories with football stats and other such worthless knowledge...

Because of this...  YouTube!  I've decided to review some basics and I'll post up the videos as I go.

Of course, ultimately, the right way to do audio is with the ears more than the brains, but its still important to know how to make our DAWs achieve the results we desire and to get those results in the most direct ways...

Anyway, starting with some basics that will mostly apply to voice overs, dialogue, and interviews in video production.

Today, I am just trowing some videos up to review later.  I have no idea yet if these are worth a watch or not...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Audio Specs for Available Cameras

Nikon D5100

48000 Hz - 16 bit

Nikon P510

48000 Hz - compressed

Sony HDR-AS 100V

48000 Hz - compressed

Canon Powershot SX230 HS

48000 Hz - 16 bit

Canon 5D Mark II

48000 Hz - 16 bit

Friday, April 10, 2015

Multicamera Editing in Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro Help | Multi-camera editing workflow: "Premiere Pro lets you create a multi-camera source sequence using clips from multiple camera sources. You can synchronize clips by manually setting In points, Out points, or clip markers. Or you can use audio-based syncing to accurately align clips in a multi-camera sequence."