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Oct 26 2006 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on Mingling Frame Rates (FCP)

Mingling Frame Rates (FCP)

A production house [gave me a tape] that is interlaced video, and I need to cut it into my project, but our shooter did everything in 24p, which we want to keep. Politics as they are, I’m forced to use some of this other footage, but don’t know how to combine the two technically. Think […]


Oct 23 2006 Posted by in multimedia | 2 comments

The 20-Year Filter (Photoshop)

I always hear about photographers “airbrushing” [their glamor shots]. In the modern era where everything’s obviously done in Photoshop . . . what’s the best technique for getting that flawless skin? The first thing I do is take care of hotspots, where the light reflects and blows the image out to white or near-white, which […]


Oct 16 2006 Posted by in multimedia | 2 comments

Act Like a Friend

i’m using friends as actors, so i don’t wanna be too harsh on them cause they’re doing me a favor, but every shoot’s running way overtime and annoying my crew (also volunteers). how can i . . . balance this out and keep everyone happy and still get what i need from the scene? Everyone’s […]


Oct 03 2006 Posted by in multimedia | 2 comments

Limp Fades (FCP)

Any time I have more than one layer stacked up on my [Final Cut Pro] timeline and I want to fade them out equally (like to black or to dissolve to another clip), I get this weak doubling see-thru effect. Surely this has to be doable. It is. The reason this happens is because all […]


Sep 25 2006 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on Never Sur-Render (FCP)

Never Sur-Render (FCP)

[In Final Cut Pro], every time I drop a clip into the timeline, it says I have to render the thing, but I know my project is set up for DV50, just like the camera settings. Aaargh! I’m going to hurt someone soon. Should I just render everything and move on? This is a bug […]


Sep 21 2006 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on Dodge & Burn (Photoshop)

Dodge & Burn (Photoshop)

Dodge & Burn (Photoshop)

Here’s a master-class technique someone showed me a few years ago. When you have some spotty lightening/darkening correction to perform on an image, it’s more efficient to do this work all on one single layer that serves as a pseudo-adjustment layer, rather than the traditional endless undo/redo auditioning as you go along. Create a New […]


Sep 21 2006 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on Progressive (After All These Years)

Progressive (After All These Years)

So it looks like Sony’s new HVR-V1U ($4800) shipping in December is going to be a true progressive-scan camera. If that’s accurate, this is a very big deal in the camcorder world. Even though they offer HD resolutions, Sony cams have often been passed over in recent years in favor of Panasonic’s standard-def cameras, simply […]