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  • Look for online police supply.  They have tactical gear for emergency response team.
  • "Decent" Shotgun mics are going to be 200 USD at least.  Decent lavs can be had for 40 USD.  So for an action sequence you can cover 3 actors for a little more than half the cost of a "decent" shotgun assuming you have a smartphone for each.  A shot…
  • If you are doing action you will more likely get better results with a lavalier mic (for cheap indie plug this into a Zoom H1 or Tascam DR5 and use the recorder right on the talent.  You need to boom shotguns and with action sequences this can be ra…
  • You probably want to overlay a fade in as well.  This will give the effect of you iris's adjusting to the change in light level.
  • @KevinTheFilmmaker I am suggesting these approaches because you said you wanted to do some mixing.  It isn't trivial setup to mix.  DJ's are looking for sound isolation so they use cans.  So do location sound recordists.  Do not confuse those jobs …
  • Actually acoustic treatment is pretty easily done with some cloth covered Dow Corning 703 or 705 (far better than much more expensive acoustic foam).  Seriously if you don't want to set up a mixing studio, get the VR room plugin.  There are some fre…
  • Mixing for both music and film is best done with monitors in order to achieve correct spatial imaging, i.e. where the sound is in 3D space.  You cannot get that with headphones regardless of whether or not they are closed or open back.  You don't ne…
  • Just a small comment.  I hope you are aware that mixing with headphones is generally avoided.  Headphones can be great for finding critical spectral info but are deceiving in spatial dimension.  There are VST plugins that can be used to compensate b…
  • It would seem that this was done with a lot of motion tracking, the movement is very natural.  If this was done as pure animation someone studied dance for a very, very long time.  
  • Supposedly this fall....
  •  I will probably update only if the Vegas links are updated.  I'd settle for a workaround.
  • Best thing for wide shot dialogue is a Lav.  Easy to hide and doesn't have to be under clothing to be unnoticeable.  ADR (post production recording of dialogue) is not a fun process and it is always best to get dialogue on location if possible.  If …
  • Perhaps you need to reinstall VP13.  Many had problems installing HF3 after VP13 and not getting the integration.  A reinstall of VP13 often fixed it.  Would think that it wouldn't change with HF4.  Do the HF admins know?
  • @Andy001z  I am guessing you did not get a good signal in the first place.  Without seeing your audio clip I can't make a good judgement but based on your claim as novice I'd say it was not a quality recording.  When you import to Audacity or any ot…
  • Did you try just minimizing the window?
  • d = 0.5*g*t^2 Total distance of fall is one half the acceleration (g = 32.2 ft/s2) times the time squared.  use increments of 1/framerate for t.  That will give you the path of distance.  It does increase with each passing frame, not a constant vel…
  • ANTMAN - 7/10 The movie was entertaining but a bit predictable and campy (as it was intended, I think).  Some have said better than Guardians of the Galaxy, but definitely not, IMO.
  • Nicely done.
  • Thanks @Triem23.  As you say the comparison chart is odd and it seemed to me there was no advantage (maybe even a loss of 3D solving).  But it is advertised as an upgrade.  Thanks for the clarity.  
  • Just remember that eliminating markers that cross your mask is a pain.  I think for the indy/amateur it is better to concentrate on pulling a good key.
  • shuttle/jog on the left, mouse on the right, move left hand to keyboard.  I've tried to set up workflow so that  using editing (with vegas pro) is almost all shuttle pro and mouse.
  • Light works is an excellent editor, maybe the best one I have used, but that is about all it does well.  It's set of tools and effects/transitions are lame.  If you look at it as one purpose it does it very well. Catalyst Edit has limited features …
  • @Triem23  Actually Vegas chews on  AVCHD (.mts wrapper) pretty well.  Without effects I can get real time editing with 1080p (high bit rate stuff too) on a very old machine,  transcoding to DNxHD does nothing to improve time line speed (with or with…
  • I love the Shuttle Pro as well.  I use my mouse in my right and the shuttle pro in my left.  Useful for editing commands and switch to keyboard for more picky commands.  Hand always on mouse.  But then I use it mostly for Vegas to do editing.  Love …
  • Was it a licensed copy?  You didn't mention that.  I'd actually be impressed if their copy protection was that good......
  • The primary reason for using Linux in pro FX situations is to do massive parallel processing.  Most CPU clusters seem to be optimized with Linux based OS (although Windows is catching up).  A lot of software is now using the Linux version as a numbe…
  • It certainly can be done, but realize it is not just pic in pic.  It involves a helix placement of the framing elements of the pic in pic.  There is artistic work involved in that blending and as consequence it would be difficult to make this an "ef…
  • Sony Vegas Pro has very good surround sound support (it was originally a DAW) and is a good match with HitFilm.
  • Vegas Pro 13 stable for me.  Help file has been a bit wonky though.
  • Into the Woods - 4/10 None of the characters were interesting/likable at all, although there were some good acting/singing performances, e.g. Meryl Streep as the Witch.